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His Dark Materials
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Mar 17, 2020 11:28AM

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"So honestly, this "horror story" makes me more furious than anything else. Because Stine seems to think he's just writing this scary supernatural concept, when in reality... dude, not only are you just writing THE NEWS with a paranormal twist, you're ALSO writing a story that a certain subset of the population will be literally getting off on.

THAT is what's scary about this story: the IRL misogyny it mirrors. [4/4]"
Mar 06, 2020 11:09AM

A Game of Thrones
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recommended to Amara Tanith by: Listopia's "The Best Epic Fantasy" list
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Amara Tanith Amara Tanith said: " tl;dr version: In a rare instance of media living up to its hype, I quite enjoyed A Game of Thrones.

My full review can be found at Amara's Eden.

"Currently rereading this, partially because I want to refresh my memory of it before I read the next book in the series and partially because I want to study how Martin writes description. I wasn't really paying attention to that aspect of his writing the first time through, but I should've been; the detail of his narrative is rich and undeniably purposeful, and that's something I could really stand to learn." Apr 30, 2019 11:38AM

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His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
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Dracula's Guest by Bram Stoker
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I can definitely see why this wasn't included in the published version of Dracula. While it's a vampire tale that involves vampires operating under the same rules as presented in Dracula, its narrative has nothing to do with that story and would only ...more
Amara Tanith is 99% done with Cleopatra VII: Yep. The incest is the first sentence of the nonfiction "epilogue" section. What a cowardly fucking decision after a whole cavalcade of inappropriately ballsy ones.

Anyway, yeah. I hated this book. Genuinely surprised. I thought I would love it. (I realize now that some of my vague recollections of this book must actually be of some other Cleopatra novel.)
Cleopatra VII by Kristiana Gregory
Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile - 57 B.C.
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Cleopatra VII by Kristiana Gregory
"Cleopatra, Daughter of Nile / 0-590-81975-5

Good grief, I generally enjoy the Royal Diaries, but this one is just awful. I've read it twice now, thinking that perhaps the first time I was just being unfair, but I couldn't finish slogging through it..." Read more of this review »
No Such Person by Caroline B. Cooney
"This review was originally posted on The Moonlight Library

While I enjoyed this book, with all the drama and angst, and the setting was beautiful, the atmosphere was heavy with dread, and it did seem suspenseful, I do not really consider it a myste..." Read more of this review »
Sugar Run by Mesha  Maren
"I loved this book at first. It was recommended to me for my "Qu*er Books Across America" journey, reading LGBTQIA+ books set in all 50 states and all territories. I was enthralled. I skipped homework to read at first. But, I'm not sure what happen..." Read more of this review »
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Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Dark Places
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DNF @ 5%.

I don't think Flynn is for me. I loved the first half of Gone Girl because the book was masquerading as something it wasn't; I wanted it to be a story of an antihero (antivillain?) angry feminist evil mastermind getting back at her shitty
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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
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I enjoyed this quite a bit more than I was expecting to, honestly.

That said, I don't think I like the story here so much as I find its ideas and its role in the history of literature fascinating. As an early work of science fiction, it extrapolated
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Stacia Kane
“NO reader has ANY obligation to an author, whether it be to leave a review or to write a "constructive" one. I put out a product. You are consumers of that product. Since when does that mean you have to kiss my ass? Hey, I like Pop-Tarts and eat them a few times a year; since when does that mean I'm obligated to support Kellogg's in any way except legally purchasing the Pop-Tarts before I eat them? I wasn't aware that purchasing and consuming a product meant I was under some sort of fucking thrall in which I'm only allowed to either praise the Pop-Tart (which to be honest isn't hard, especially the S'mores flavor) or, if I am going to criticize a flavor, offer a specific and detailed analysis as to why, phrased in as inoffensive and gentle a manner as possible so as not to upset the gentle people at Kellogg's."

[Something in the Water? (blog post; January 9, 2012)]”
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J.K. Rowling
“Fat’ is usually the first insult a girl throws at another girl when she wants to hurt her.

I mean, is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’ or ‘cruel’? Not to me; but then, you might retort, what do I know about the pressure to be skinny? I’m not in the business of being judged on my looks, what with being a writer and earning my living by using my brain…

I went to the British Book Awards that evening. After the award ceremony I bumped into a woman I hadn’t seen for nearly three years. The first thing she said to me? ‘You’ve lost a lot of weight since the last time I saw you!’

‘Well,’ I said, slightly nonplussed, ‘the last time you saw me I’d just had a baby.’

What I felt like saying was, ‘I’ve produced my third child and my sixth novel since I last saw you. Aren’t either of those things more important, more interesting, than my size?’ But no – my waist looked smaller! Forget the kid and the book: finally, something to celebrate!

I’ve got two daughters who will have to make their way in this skinny-obsessed world, and it worries me, because I don’t want them to be empty-headed, self-obsessed, emaciated clones; I’d rather they were independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, opinionated, original, funny – a thousand things, before ‘thin’. And frankly, I’d rather they didn’t give a gust of stinking chihuahua flatulence whether the woman standing next to them has fleshier knees than they do. Let my girls be Hermiones, rather than Pansy Parkinsons.”
J.K. Rowling

Anna Sewell
“Why don't they cut their own children's ears into points to make them look sharp? Why don't they cut off their noses to make them look plucky? One would be just as sensible as the other. What right have they to torment and disfigure God's creatures?”
Anna Sewell, Black Beauty

Stacia Kane
“Readers have the right to say whatever the fuck they want about a book. Period. They have that right. If they hate the book because the MC says the word “delicious” and the reader believes it’s the Devil’s word and only evil people use it, they can shout from the rooftops “This book is shit and don’t read it” if they want. If they want to write a review entirely about how much they hate the cover, they can if they want. If they want to make their review all about how their dog Foot Foot especially loved to pee on that particular book, they can."

[Blog entry, January 9, 2012]”
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“A critic is a man created to praise greater men than himself, but he is never able to find them.”
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