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

books
books
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

shoppables
Today, I’m teasing, tantalziing, and enticing with five upcoming releases that I’m excited about -- and I think you will be too.
chick lit
Reading about people who hate their bodies normalizes body hate. But it's not like chick lit invented characters who don't like their bodies.
books
Every time one of these op-eds is published, it serves as a reminder that children who experience hardship are freakish and weird, and that childhood should be a happy, unicorn and rainbow-filled place.
romance novels
According to Wikipedia, the books I like are specifically "Regency Historical Romances," which prioritize explicit sex scenes over historical accuracy. Hell, yeah.
book clubs
I sat down and made a list of books I could honestly recommend with fat characters. Also, let's pick a book to read for the xoBook Club!
books
Since I love you all, I thought I would share some of the books I’ll be reading in the coming months.