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Women Writing Women (and girls)

Posted about 3 years ago by Nico D'Archangel
The world of writing can seem to be dominated by male authors and male lead characters. The trope of a woman (particularly a princess) needing to be saved by a […]
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Optimistic in March

Posted about 3 years ago by Meg Raymond
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A customer at work once said to me “please tell me your name is Sparkle.  If it’s not Sparkle, it totally should be”.  I was a little taken aback, as […]
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Read Harder Challenge #3: Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers

Posted about 3 years ago by Jennifer Deuell
For prompt #3 of the Read Harder Challenge, a book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018, I read Vincent and Theo: […]
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(Not) Nice Girls

Posted about 3 years ago by Meg Raymond
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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Posted about 3 years ago by Nico D'Archangel
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Dr Seuss Week is Feb 25th to March 2nd (his birthday)      First and foremost, Happy Birthday Mr. Theodor Seuss Geisel! In his 87 years of life (1904-1991) he has […]
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Romance in Color

Posted about 3 years ago by Meg Raymond
Lupercalia was an ancient Roman feast celebrated to welcome Spring.  By the 6th century, the pagan (read racy) aspects of the celebration were downplayed, and the holiday became associated with […]
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Read Harder Challenge #2: Wolf by Wolf

Posted about 3 years ago by Jennifer Deuell
I just finished book #2 for Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge. The prompt was an alternate history novel and I was originally planning on reading Dodger by Terry Pratchett, but […]
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Another Boy: Roald Dahl and Denton Welch

Posted about 3 years ago by Jonathan Tuttle
As a child, I loved Roald Dahl for the reasons all his fans do, for his inventiveness, for the integrity of his worlds, for his readiness to admit to children […]
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Read Harder Challenge #1: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Posted about 3 years ago by Jennifer Deuell
We are halfway through January and I’ve finished my first Read Harder Challenge book!  I decided to start with prompt #1, otherwise I would do all my favorite prompts first […]
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RPL’s “Best of the Best” of 2018

Posted about 3 years ago by Natalie Draper
2018, what a great year for books! What year isn’t, really, but some years feel special. This year my personal list of favorites was 31 titles long. While I work […]
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