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RIP Society: Teen Girl Gets Book Deal For One Direction Fan Fiction

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Unfinished novel on your hard drive? Still paying off those loans for your MFA? It’s probably best to skip this post.

A 16-year-old girl named Emily Baker’s has gotten an e-book deal from Penguin for Loving The Band, which she originally penned online. For those readers who are not 14-year-old girls, One Direction is a boy band from the UK with that really annoying awesome song “What Makes You Beautiful.” (I just remembered boy bands have really rabid fans.)  Loving The Band stars a teenaged girl who gets caught in a love trial between two members of a boy band loosely based on One Direction and will be e-published on November 1. Keep reading »

Be My Boyfriend: French Guy Who Buried Himself In A Hole For A Week To Read

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Dear French Guy Who Buried Himself In A Hole For A Week,

Sometimes life gets really overwhelming, and I want to just, I don’t know, bury myself in a hole with a stack of books and not talk to anyone for a week! Yeah! That’s what I want to do! Do you think that’s crazy? Of course you don’t, because you did exactly that a couple weeks ago, when you descended into a two-foot wide hole dug under a Marseilles bookstore, equipped only with water, freeze-dried food, a headlamp, and some books, and didn’t emerge for seven days. That’s pretty much my life dream. I feel like you and I would have a lot in common. Maybe next time we can share your hole?

That sounds a bit dirtier than I intended, but hey, whatever floats your boat, mon amour.

Xoxo,
Winona

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“Games Of Thrones”‘ George R.R. Martin Is Planning To Hide After A Specific Episode Next Season

You know when that thing happened to Ned Stark in Season 1 of HBO’s ”Game of Thrones” and everyone who hadn’t read the book (and some who had) completely freaked out? There’s more stuff like that to come and A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin is kind of scared about how you’ll react. So scared, in fact, he’s considering leaving the country to hide out for a while. (No spoilers for upcoming plot lines!) Read more…

How To Remember “Games Of Thrones” Many, Many Characters

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I’m obsessed with “Game of Thrones,” but it’s really hard to keep track of the characters because there are just so many. This cheat sheet should come in handy for those of you who don’t have John DeVore, former “Mind Of Man” and GoT diehard, on speed dial. I will never get Douche King and Captain Beard confused again. [Owl Under My Cowl]

Behold, The Malcolm Gladwell Book Generator

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The only reason Nothing: What Sandcastles Can Teach Us About North Korean Economic Policy, Slurp: What Kittens’ Tongues Teach Us About Derivatives, and Clarissa: How One Woman Explained It All are not bestsellers is because Malcolm Gladwell has not written them yet.

But he should. He’s really onto something with that kitten book. [Malcolm Gladwell Book Generator]

Frisky Q&A: Jessica Valenti, Author Of “Why Have Kids?” Plus, Enter To Win A Kindle Fire!

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Go to the parenting section of any bookstore and there are hundreds of thousands of pages to read on how to do it and setting expectations for what the experiences should be like. Very few tackle the question of why a person, in particular a woman, should/would become a parent, and even fewer from a feminist perspective. That’s why I was so excited to read Jessica Valenti’s new book on the subject, Why Have Kids?: A New Mom Explores The Truth About Parenting And HappinessValenti is the founder of the feminist blog Feministing and author of a number of books, including The Purity Myth and Full Frontal Feminism, as well as a first-time mom to daughter Layla. Why Have Kids? is an incredibly well-researched look at the reality of parenting in America, in particular how having a child affects relationships, career aspirations, and financial security, using statistics, interviews with real women, and Valenti’s own experience as a guide. As someone who definitely does want kids, the book was still incredibly eye-opening, not to mention a total page-turner — I devoured it in a day! I was excited about getting to interview Valenti myself. Check out my Q&A with her — and enter to win a copy of Why Have Kids? and/or a Kindle Fire after the jump! Keep reading »

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