Category Archives: opinion


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

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Sorry, did you say something? I was busy reading this awesome YA and not hating myself for it

*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

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Video chat: Is YA actually better at feminism than adult lit?

So, I’ve been spending more time these past few months over at IB, 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, and … Continue reading

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Dear Authors: Not every YA heroine needs a boyfriend

Cross-posted from IB. ________________ 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 J. … Continue reading

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Right on, Seanan McGuire!

I was browsing through Seanan McGuire’s LiveJournal, having just begun exploring her Fae-verse in the e-novella, In Sea-Salt Tears (it’s a companion to Book 5 of the Toby Daye series, but it’s understandable enough for someone who hasn’t read the main … Continue reading

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The Juv/YA stigma

You may have already heard about Martin Amis’  comments on BBC’s Faulks on Fiction, regarding children’s books.  Specifically: “People ask me if I ever thought of writing a children’s book. … I say, ‘If I had a serious brain injury I might well … Continue reading

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