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Or: “Reading Without Limits” Goes Both Ways This is somewhat of a prelude to my Decade-End Review, and somewhat of a response to: Recent discussions on appropriate tween books (scroll down to the “Clean Teen” section), Debates over appropriate trick-or-treating ages … Continue reading
Spooky Salutations, Postcardians! Welcome to… Halloween Month 2019! Re: this year’s theme. Rather than Selkies, Sequels, and Second Chances, I’ve decided to focus on Compassionate Cosplay, (Literary) Candy Crushes, and Sinister Selchies (look, there’s a ‘c’ in there!) Today’s post will … Continue reading
First, a big THANK YOU to everyone who gave me their uplifting book recommendations in response to my last post. I am definitely going to check some of those out this Fall and Winter. I’m especially looking forward to re-reading … Continue reading
As I mentioned the one other time I got political on this blog…I don’t usually get political on this blog. I usually keep La La Land and Washington very separate. But once in a while, a thing happens that deserves … Continue reading
I really debated posting this. Is a book blog really the place to get political? Shouldn’t I just stick to the fun, uplifting posts that let people forget about the terrible things that happen in Real Life? But at some … Continue reading
*bridge-of-nose pinch* So, there’s apparently some new Defender of Mature Adult Literature out there, telling us over-18-year-olds that we “should be embarassed” about our enjoyment of books written (or at least marketed) for children and teens. I’m not going to … Continue reading
So, I’ve been spending more time these past few months over at Insatiable Booksluts, but I promise I haven’t forgotten La-La Land. New Postcards are on the way, including reviews of the 80s classic Annie on my Mind, by Nancy Garden, … Continue reading
Cross-posted from Insatiable Booksluts. ________________ I like a good literary romance well enough. Aw, who am I kidding, I’m the shippiest shipper in all of shipdom.* I was on Team Ron/Hermione right from Sorcerer’s Stone (I swear I started this post before … Continue reading