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Check Out These Gender-Swapped Book Covers

A few days ago, author Maureen Johnson tweeted, “I do wish I had a dime for every email I get that says, ‘Please put a non-girly cover on your book so I can read it. – signed, A Guy,’” and the Coverflip challenge was born. Johnson asked her followers to “take a well-known book, then to imagine the author of that book was of the opposite gender, or was genderqueer, and imagine what that cover might look like.” Some of the resulting cover makeovers are funny (like the above reimagining of Shutter Island as a beachy “novel of self-discovery”), some are pretty ridiculous, but they all say a hell of a lot about how books are very clearly gendered, and how publishers market male and female authors in drastically different ways. Want proof? Click on the gallery to check out a few more crazy Coverflips… [Huffington Post]

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Every Nicholas Sparks Book Ever

I’ve never read Nicholas Sparks, nor have I seen any of the attendant Nicholas Sparks movies. But I feel like I’ve got a pretty good idea of what goes on in all of them. Behold: White people almost kissing, the book series. [Reddit]

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5 Suggested Story Lines For The New Anne Of Green Gables

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So, by now you’ve probably seen the travesty that is this updated Anne of Green Gables cover (that’s it above, no joke). Apparently Anne as an awkward, freckled redhead is out; Anne as a hot, blonde, busty bombshell with bedroom eyes is in. If you’ve read the books, you know this ridiculous makeover actually renders most of the important plot lines completely irrelevant (we can’t really see Anne renouncing God for giving her perfect skin and wavy, golden hair), so we thought we’d help out the publishers by proposing a few updated story ideas for their updated heroine… Keep reading »

Women Running From Houses

In the ’60s and ’70s, there was an entire genre of literature seemingly built around frightened young innocents escaping the horrors of haunted, creepy old houses. Luckily, some genius soul has cataloged this literary trend in a site called Women Running From Houses, which compiles any and every book cover featuring a young woman running screeching from a house. Like this one, by author “Jane Lovesmith” (total pen name), called The Lock. “What was the haunting secret of the unopened crypt behind the old house on Gantry Hill?” it asks. Good question. Let’s not find out. [Women Running From Houses] Keep reading »

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