Memoirs and Life

I read this Memoir, The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer, not too long ago. I loved it and I found myself emotionally attached to many of the people she’d written about. Well, one of those people had Cancer. Even in the book, she talked about the treatments and the …

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Why YA is So Important

Last week, Jonathan Franzen’s latest interview hit the internet like a shit tornado. He dropped shade on basically anyone who didn’t write high end literary fiction, specifically YA fiction, as well as the lower class who apparently can’t afford the “luxury” of moral complexity. This is pretty typical elitist bullshit …

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Reading Dickens

I’ve recently finished up Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, and I’ve had more than one person ask me how I’ve managed it. Some readers will be confused by that kind of question, but I can see how people who don’t read classic British literature could have a hard time. Dickens …

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