Category Archives: movies

I’ve recently been watching a lot of old Spencer Tracy/Katharine Hepburn films. I adore Katharine Hepburn films, with or without her real-life love, Tracy. The African Queen, Phiadelphia, The Lion in Winter — Hepburn is a presence — regal, clever, … Continue reading

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Since, y’know, I’m writing one. I am a big, big fan of retellings, in general. I think the first time I was aware of one was when my parents introduced me to West Side Story. My dad is not the … Continue reading

Posted in Austen, biz, movies, other writers, PAP, story, writing industry, writing life 9 Comments

There has been a lot of chatter on Twitter lately about the role of gender in YA books. On one hand, women writers and female-centric books dominate the YA market. (An interesting phenomenon given the “general knowledge” that a girl … Continue reading

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No, not the band. There’s been a lot of talk around the blogosphere recently about the general love of bad boys. I’ve seen a few folks saying that nice guys can work too (and a few more actually claiming “bad … Continue reading

Posted in bookaholic, boys, movies, narnia, romance, SSG, story, television, veronica mars, writing life, YA | Tagged 30 Comments

The Winners of the Jeri Smith-Ready Giveaway are: B.E. Sanderson and Rhiannon! Please email me about your prizes. The way this will work is, the first winner to email me gets their choice of either Wicked Game or Bad to … Continue reading

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I did not go see the midnight showing of WATCHMEN last night. Too much to do. I didn’t even make it up until midnight, let alone 3 a.m. Sailor Boy, who first attracted my attention doing a Spawn impression (long, … Continue reading

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I really enjoyed the discussion about movies on the last post. Like Julie, I find myself less and less interested in the type of movies that win awards. I think there’s a noticeable difference between these “award bait” films and … Continue reading

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Fabu YA blogger The Story Siren explains why she reads YA and brings the lot of us to tears. Scalzi argues that characters who are generally put together are not necessarily Mary Sues. I found this post very interesting because … Continue reading

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Maggie Stiefvater, who once made waves online with her “I just don’t get romance” post and then a year later sold a big fat werewolf romance to Scholastic (releasing this fall!) has put up a very thought-provoking post furthering her … Continue reading

Posted in movies, narnia, other writers, romance, ROSB, SB, SSG, TV, unicorns, veronica mars, writing life 10 Comments

1. Killer unicorns. 2. France (see #1) 3. Ireland (no relation to #1 or #2) 4. Figuring out the correct usage of “each other” versus “one another” because according to Tap & Gown copyedits, I never, ever, ever get it … Continue reading

Posted in diversions, food, movies, SSG, TV, unicorns, WOW 19 Comments