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February Wrap-up

Bossypants- Tina Fey

Worlds of Exile and Illusion- Ursula K. Le Guin

House of Leaves- Mark Z. Danielewski

The Beautiful and Damned- F. Scott Fitzgerald… 358 more words

Book Reviews

The Misadventures of Mauricio

He climbs a hill so steep that it can probably be just a chunk of rock weathered and carved into a building like structure. His breaths grow deeper every second that passes. 709 more words

Long Reads


You’re scared of remembering her, you’re scared of your self-held narration of your relationship. You’re afraid you’ll gloss it over, glitter it up. Since you were younger, when you saw love as something interesting but ultimately something that happened to other people, you always balked at that old line- ‘You’re not in love with me, you’re in love with the idea of me.’ Isn’t the assumed recipient of that quote in the same boat as literally everybody else in a romance? 2,229 more words

Short Story

Literary Analysis: Literature as the Adversary

Caroline Riley, BFR Staff

When I tell people that Lolita is my favorite novel, I usually receive a reaction straddling the line between fascination and horror. 479 more words


Nancy Mitford - The Pursuit of Love

“She was filled with a strange, wild, unfamiliar happiness, and knew that this was love. Twice in her life she had mistaken something else for it; it was like seeing somebody in the street who you think is a friend, you whistle and wave and run after him, but it is not only not the friend, but not even very like him. 27 more words


How Many Lit Mags?

I dare you count them.

Actually it’s probably a lot easier than I imagine. But (*warning cliche ahead*) with the dawn of the information era the number of sites popping up has seen a new dynamic to the world of Irish writing. 303 more words


Beta-Reading as a Writer

I recently had the opportunity to beta read A. D. Martin’s manuscript for Remnant of Us. It is a YA novel set in the future, long after the United States has been dissolved, and focuses on a teenager whose visions allow her to predict the future (the full blurb for the story is… 298 more words