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February Book-of-the-Month Club

I read a book early in February so great that I predicted it would be my favorite of the month.

I’ve highlighted some of my other favorite February reads without mentioning this one.

It deserves the spotlight. Continue reading “February Book-of-the-Month Club”

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Tropes Book Tag

I spent the summer of 2012 on the website TVTropes.

Tropes got me through a stressful nanny job, my first breakup, and a panic surrounding college housing.

I’ve been using the website ever since. As soon as I finish a new show, I pull up it’s YMMV page to read alternate theories and comments. Continue reading “Tropes Book Tag”

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Second-string Fantasy Feminists

I came across a character I’d never heard of the other day that I immediately wanted on my fantasy feminist team.

I would’ve called the post dedicated to her “The 12th (Wo)man: Rounding out the Fantasy Feminist Line-up.”

Then I discovered a whole host of female characters that I love.

My reasons for choosing these characters are less clear-cut and, in some cases, heavily influenced by aesthetics, hence the second-string designation. Still, I found so many great fictional women (some of them BY ACCIDENT) that I didn’t want to leave anyone out.

My fantasy team continues to grow.

No, Hermione Granger is not on this list. Continue reading “Second-string Fantasy Feminists”

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Fantasy Feminist Team

I’m finally doing it.

I’m forming a girl squad.

I’ve put it off for years because my friends keep choosing true love over the sisterhood. They tell me marriage is a whole lot of fun.

BUT IS IT?

GIRL SQUAD, ASSEMBLE!

What would this squad do? I don’t know. Win? Fight for love and justice? Discuss film theory? Have pizza nights because I miss those most?

“Girl squad” sounds juvenile for something this important.

How about…Fantasy Feminist Team?

Perfect. Continue reading “Fantasy Feminist Team”