books
As a teenager, I thought of it as the book with "Ralph the penis.” Naturally, it was my favorite book of all time.
books
I really just need to get a "The Phantom Tollbooth" tattoo already.
young adult
"From one email to the next, I went from 'unagented writer, dejectedly planning next book' to 'book deal!' which was probably one of the most bizarre experiences in my life."
books
If we don’t compare Rihanna to St. Vincent, why compare a classic novel to chick-lit?
reading
A well-read person can can woo via Oscar Wilde, heat up the foreplay with Neruda, and then seal the deal with Anais Nin.
in

May 17, 2014 at 3:17pm | 114 comments

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Because why not? They might make their dollars largely with their bodies, but the brain IS the biggest sex organ.
books
There are things that you just read and it stays with you, and I think Harriet is just one of those kind of things.
books
"I thought, wouldn’t it be fascinating to have a girl whose sex is so devalued she has to be declared male to live? What would her story be to self-discovery and acceptance?"
books
In the world of "The Haven," teens lead a sheltered and regimented life within the boundaries of Haven Hospital and Halls, but there's a price.
reading
They're extreme for totally different reasons, but what they all have in common is that they are ferociously good, and also wildly intense.
kindle
I’m binge-reading chick lit like there’s no tomorrow to help keep myself optimistic about what’s going on in my own life.
books
selfies
The bookshelfie and shelfie alike are ways not just to geek out with fellow book fiends, but also to send a signal about your cultural, social, and class position.
secret dummy
Or all the things I’ve never read, watched, or understood, but apparently should have.
in

Dec 8, 2013 at 11:00am | 330 comments

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So, you ask, which novels do I recommend for sending you deep into a spiral of depression so dark that it feels like you've been sucked into a black hole? I'm so glad you inquired!
reading
Wasn’t there a time, before all this technology overtook our lives that we just enjoyed reading books?
books
"There are a lot of fantastic writers of all genders sneaking groundbreaking and weird and subversive and gorgeous and brilliant stuff in under the label of YA."
shoppables
My father let me roam in whatever section of the bookstore or library I pleased, so no literature was forbidden to me, but consequently, I read a lot of books that, uh, kind of went over my head.
shoppables
Here’s a roundup of five (okay, six) books featuring main characters (primarily protagonists) of color, primarily written by authors of color.
books
It's hot, it's muggy as all hell, and I just want to read something smutty and fun.
reading
These images of cisgendered, scantily-clad females reclining salaciously with books with quotes touting ownership do very little to promote reading and much more to bolster sexism and classism.
in

Jun 10, 2013 at 1:00pm | 296 comments