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    Jessica Pryde

    Copyeditor Jess is a book hoarder and equal opportunity geek. She loves to get lost in stories of all kinds. See what she's lost in: @jessisreading

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  • Sparks and Tarts: A Romance Primer

    Sparks and Tarts: A Romance Primer0

    What constitutes a romance? When is something Capital R Romance vs. a story in another genre with romantic elements? When does the line fall so thin that Capital R Romance lovers don’t really care? There’s been a lot of talk on the bookish interwebs recently about the nature of romance—romance novels in particular. Essays have

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  • Saying Their Names: A Review of THE HATE U GIVE

    Saying Their Names: A Review of THE HATE U GIVE0

    The Hate U Give  Angie Thomas Belzer + Bray February 28, 2017 Long ago, in the days when we bought CDs, we also bragged about who got whose new CD and learned the words to all the songs. We used liner notes to help us understand the lyrics the first time and then learn them

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  • 11 Romance Authors of Color You Should Be Reading

    11 Romance Authors of Color You Should Be Reading6

    • February 10, 2017

    For many non-romance readers, and honestly, probably a large portion of romance readers, romance is a monolithic tower of white women writing about courtship and society in the time of Jane Austen. And while Regency Romance is a pretty big part of the romance machine, and some of it is pretty fantastic, it’s not the

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  • Hermione Granger’s Got Her Own New (Web)Series

    Hermione Granger’s Got Her Own New (Web)Series0

    A couple weeks ago, I was scrolling through Facebook, and I caught three captivating words followed by another three captivating words: Black Girl Nerds, New Series Alert. BGN is an awesome site and if they’re sharing something, I trust them to not lead me wrong. But it was the words that followed that stopped me

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