- Totally dug this piece on Book Girls. What are book girls? Probably you, if you are a woman and reading this, which probably means you're also a friend of mine, 6 readers. Otherwise, read the article. But I particularly liked this:
"The Book Girls are only partly real; like most heavily marketed-to demographics, they only sort of exist. Every Book Girl is something else, too – a sportsy girl, a scientist, a nail-art aficionado, a poet, a prodigy, a patient. But the force they are exerting is real. They have created a market for what they love, and they insist upon it. ...They have allies in boyfriends and boy friends, in parents and other adults, in librarians and book critics. The world of their books is much more complicated than just them, and they are more complicated than just their books."
This article makes me both proud of the passionate young and not so young female readers out there; the parallel between pop teen music fandom (well, the Beatles, but you know!) and the current YA fandom is not an imagined one. It does make me wonder what, and how, we can create as literate and impassioned Book Boys!
- Many couples have creative weddings. Not many people get married by a guy who bears a striking resemblance to Snape, Snape, Severus Snape...
- Dabs, how am I not shocked that one of your favorite childhood books is called The Man Eater?
- This is a new series that would be after my Indian in the Cupboard lovin' heart.
- Well, behold, the creepiest (yet coolest) cake I've wanted to eat.
- Thank you for doing this highly scientific analysis of the best way to sit while reading a book, BookRiot. I see you left off a big one though: leg thrown over side of armchair, glass of wine in hand. 90% of the time, this is how I want to be 100% of the time.