By Joane

by Joane - 1 week ago

The Swedish Academy Collapses. Two Additional Members Have Resigned.

The internal collapse of the Swedish Academy is complete. What everyone feared would happen has happened, and it is even worse than expected. As of yesterday, two more members of the Swedish Academy has resigned, leaving the prestigious organization paralyzed by its own bylaws. Following a meeting...

by Joane - 1 week ago

Discover Cold War Secrets in THE DEAD HAND #1

THE DEAD HAND #1 by Kyle Higgins, Stephen Mooney, and Jordie Bellaire Art Characterization Plot Summary While some of the plot is a bit confusing, the overall experience of THE DEAD HAND #1 is very satisfying. With spectacular art by Mooney and Bellaire, and a really intens...

by Joane - 1 week ago

Who is That Shiny Man?: Marvel’s Silver Surfer

There was a rumor circulating a couple weeks ago that an actor had been cast to play the Silver Surfer in the upcoming Infinity War flick; his presence would have been quite the coup as Fox still owns film rights to the character and the Fox/Disney deal wasn’t, and for that matter still isn’t, done...

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9 “Best SFF of the Year” Anthologies

If you dream of becoming a science fiction writer, it’s extremely important to keep up with the field. A convenient way to do that is to read the various best-of-anthologies that come out during the year that collect the outstanding stories from the previous year. Get to know these anthology editor...

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15 WoC Poets to Read During National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month is my favorite month of the year. Not only does it give us the opportunity to celebrate the poetry that has been foundational to our culture, but it is also a chance to uplift the voices of incredible contemporary & emerging poets. National Poetry Month is the time to find...

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How To Live Your Best Bookish Fitness Life

I’m over all of the “My workout is lifting books hahah” shirts, because I know there’s a big ol’ overlapping space in the Venn diagram of readers and runners, book lovers and bench pressers. When I think of books and fitness, I’d much rather go into it with this philosophy: With that in mind, here...

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Marie Kondo Quotes About Tidying That Felt Like a Gut Punch

I recently read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up looking for Marie Kondo quotes to whip my New Year’s decluttering resolution into shape. I anticipated her eccentricities, but there were several Marie Kondo quotes that I found surprisingly evocative. The 2014 English translation of this Japan...

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Inbox/Outbox: April 13, 2018

I love getting older in April, because my birthday usually falls right as the flowers are beginning to bloom and the air is getting warmer, and it becomes possible to read and walk back and forth to work. Unfortunately, this year’s April has been a little snowy and chilly so far—but at least I had...

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The Librarian Workout

Wishlist upcoming releases you're dying to read. Get exclusive podcasts and newsletters. Enter to win swag. Do it all when you join Insiders—and between April 15 and 30, you can get a free 2-week trial for Novel Monthly or Annual! I was tackling the *super* fun job of shifting books at my library...

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Libraries As a Constant

Wishlist upcoming releases you're dying to read. Get exclusive podcasts and newsletters. Enter to win swag. Do it all when you join Insiders—and between April 15 and 30, you can get a free 2-week trial for Novel Monthly or Annual! “Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.” —...

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I Was the Library Ghost

Wishlist upcoming releases you're dying to read. Get exclusive podcasts and newsletters. Enter to win swag. Do it all when you join Insiders—and between April 15 and 30, you can get a free 2-week trial for Novel Monthly or Annual! Occasionally, my friends and I joke about being ghosts. What place...

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8 Books to Read If You’re Interested in Cults: List List #299

The List List is sponsored by Libby. The one-tap reading app from OverDrive. Meet Libby. The one-tap reading app from OverDrive. By downloading Libby to your smartphone, you can access thousands of eBooks and audiobooks from your library for free anytime and anywhere. You’ll find titles in all genr...

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What Happens When Radical Bookshops Die

Every month or so I check the Wikipedia page for LGBT bookstores to update the “closed” section, a list that has started to reach an upsetting length. Occasionally certain entries have been deleted from the page entirely, likely the result of a far-right edit-a-thons or careless moderators. While t...