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These Violent Delights Book Tag

I heard tell of These Violent Delights, a historical-fantasy retelling of Romeo and Juliet, on Twitter.

The book takes place in Shanghai and the Montagues and Capulets have been replaced by two rival gangs.

I’m ALL FOR THAT.

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Jane Austen Character Book Tag

One thing I love about the blogosphere: the amount of creativity and number of shared interests in the community mean I don’t have to make my own book tags.

Case in point, Madame Writer created a Jane Austen Character book tag.

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I Hate Romance

I keep by my bookshelf a pile of books I plan to sell at Powell’s. This time around, the victims include Lena Dunham’s memoir, Tillie Walden’s first graphic novel, a poorly-written account of a transgender teenager, and three YA romances I couldn’t finish.

This shouldn’t be a huge deal – I stop reading books all the time. I find it freeing to give up on something I’ve struggled to get through.

Quitting on romances, however, is new…and it bothers me. Continue reading “I Hate Romance”