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rushthatspeaks | wait, what was that call number
Did I ever tell you all about the time I read the Necronomicon in a reference library? I must have done, because it's a story I tell because it's amazing and kind of hilarious, but I don't seem to be able to find anywhere on this journal I've told it, so maybe I haven't.
nf  id:rushthatspeaks  books  humor  'dwth 
january 2017 by esther_a
egelantier: and count every beautiful thing we can see
but i should probably add, non-spoilerly, that the world is sort of on the... fluffy? side? not in the sense of solid worldbuilding -- that was actually very well done -- but in the sense of tone. like, addison/monette apparently explicitly set out to write clair as opposed to noir, so it's a world where a lot of the characters are good and can be won over by goodness

(apparently clair vs. noir distinction belongs to addison - truepenny herself, as pertaining to goblin emperor writing process, but as it's something i always wanted to formulate and couldn't, i'm stealing it with all due respect).
nf  meta  writing  books  f:Sarah_Monette  f:GoblinEmperor 
october 2014 by esther_a
40. Listener Mail - and A Quiz! | Blog | Smart Bitches, Trashy Books | Romance Novel Reviews | All of the Romance, None of the Bullshit.
Why the Pink Books are Shelved in Fiction/Literature or Welcome to the Wild and Wacky World of Publishing
nf  books  writing  meta 
january 2013 by esther_a
utsusemia: Gay YA: a question of intent
Systemic issues in publishing, not necessarily due to overt or even subtle homophobia on the part of any one person, still at every level of the process prevent YA with queer main and secondary characters from being published, and being supported when published.
nf  YesGayYA  books  diversity 
september 2011 by esther_a
I have numbers! Stats on LGBT Young Adult Books Published in the U.S. – Updated 9/15/11
On Monday I noted that in light of this post from two authors who were asked by an agent to de-gay their book, I was planning to do some statistics wrangling and see if I could quantify some of what’s happening in LGBT YA publishing.
nf  YesGayYA  diversity  books  queer 
september 2011 by esther_a
copperbadge: Ugh. I'm not going out today. It's not r
There's a dragon on the cover of the book.
There's a dragon on the cover of the book.
He is long and green and scaly,
but he's nowhere in the tale. He
is a dragon on the cover of the book.
nf  filk  books  dragons 
july 2011 by esther_a
bookshop: Bad Romance (or, YA & Rape Culture)
Hush, Hush is the story of a Bad Romance: quite literally, the heroine is caught in a bad romance with a stalker who shows up, will not leave her alone, refuses to leave her life, and tries to kill her. All of this is made acceptable by the fact that he's hot.
nf  books  meta  feminism  id:bookshop 
january 2011 by esther_a
The Memory Palace - Steam-Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories TOC
Steam-Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories will be published by Torquere Press in December 2010
nf  wishlist  steampunk  books  check_later 
september 2010 by esther_a
the internet is my prosthetic brain - Another random question
What are the first appearances of soulbonds* in SF/F?

Because I'm pretty sure fandom didn't invent this trope.
nf  meta  soulbonds  books  meta:fic_genres  fandom 
august 2010 by esther_a
Main Page - Gutenberg
Conan Doyle, Wodehouse, Trollope, Burroughs,
books  ebooks  nf 
january 2008 by esther_a
Because published != good.
comm  books  snark  nf  'LJ 
october 2007 by esther_a
When the real author is just as bad..
comm  books  snark  nf  'LJ 
october 2007 by esther_a
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