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

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

books
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!
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.
books
If we don’t compare Rihanna to St. Vincent, why compare a classic novel to chick-lit?
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!
books
I really just need to get a "The Phantom Tollbooth" tattoo already.
books
Because why not? They might make their dollars largely with their bodies, but the brain IS the biggest sex organ.
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.
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

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.
reading
Wasn’t there a time, before all this technology overtook our lives that we just enjoyed reading books?
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.
banned books
For some of us, an attempt to ban a book is a red flag that we should IMMEDIATELY gain access to this book so we can read what you don’t want us to.
books
So, what have I been reading lately? Well, a lot of young adult, which should come as no surprise, but I'm not solely on a diet of YA.
in

Aug 15, 2012 at 6:00pm | 88 comments

books
books
If you’re tired of pawing over your copies of “The Hunger Games” while waiting for the movie release, here are some other dystopian YA series you may want to sink your teeth into.
romance novels
According to Wikipedia, the books I like are specifically "Regency Historical Romances," which prioritize explicit sex scenes over historical accuracy. Hell, yeah.
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
"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
Emily's got her true crime fetish, I've got my weird diseases and dead people fetish.