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Power Plays

Power Plays

In any artistic medium there are two positions of power. The content creators and those who control the distribution channels. The studios in Hollywood are such a force to be reckoned with because they often manage to be both, sort of. Because there is a third piece that is integral to the process and historically […]

fan fiction-ing

fan fiction-ing

So, two stories now, that originated as Twilight fan fiction, have become actual books. With names changed and seven figure deals. The whole idea of it raises, I think, problematic and interesting questions. Obviously, at some level, all works of fiction play on central, common themes. Authors retell fairy tales and ancient mythology and rework […]

Date a Girl Who Reads

I know this has been posted all over the place (probably by every girl who reads). And this isn’t really a fair repost because I’ve combined Rosemarie Urquico’s text with another similar text that is either in reaction to Rosemarie or the predecessor (these things are always hard to unravel). But I like bits of […]

sensory deprivation

sensory deprivation

Despite my previous blog about e-books and my entire point of view on them, this weekend I read my first e-book. And I *loved* the story. didn’t love the format so much. Theoretically, I adore e-books (and absolutely stand by my assertion that publishers should make them wildly available). I like having my entire library […]

Jane Austen for a new generation

Jane Austen for a new generation

HarperTeen has recently released four Jane Austen classics with Twilight-esque covers. They’ve also released Wuthering Heights and Romeo & Juliet with similar covers. It’s kind of genius. First of all, HarperTeen has a reputation for exquisite covers so it’s appropriate that they take classics and flash them up a bit, make them more palatable for […]

everybody changes with a chance

I don’t think I’ve mentioned that I might accidentally watch One Tree Hill.  It’s not because it’s great tv but because it always has good music.  It’s rare enough that a song comes around I really love, and yet One Tree Hill manages to find one about once a month. So, let’s have a little […]