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Tomoko Ninomiya's Nodame Cantabile: Experiencing One Work in Three Different Mediums

The Manga

Volumes 1-25
Published in English by Del Rey

Some would argue that because this work is originally a manga, this medium is the best one for it but I would have to respectfully disagree for reasons I will get into later because right now we should really introduce you to… 978 more words

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Review: Flora And The.....

In keeping with this month’s performing arts theme, I though I’d highlight three of my favourite wordless picture books, each of which features a charming little dancer named Flora and her delightful feathered dance partners. 343 more words

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July! An Introduction!

I’m not sure why I felt the exclamation marks would sort of hint at the theme, but I have a feeling that you guys know I’m prone to exaggeration, so maybe it wasn’t the best move? 354 more words

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Review: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

Hardcover, 247 pages
Published May 10th 2011 by Feiwel & Friends
Source: Purchased

“One ought not to judge her: all children are Heartless. They have not grown a heart yet, which is why they can climb high trees and say shocking things and leap so very high grown-up hearts flutter in terror.

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March: Monster Girls Month!

This month we are going to be pondering, listing, reviewing, and celebrating Monster Girls! That is to say, female characters who literally and/or figuratively stand outside of humanity, or blur the lines between humanity and monstrosity*. 494 more words

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It's January! Month of Mystery!

Particularly, it will be the month during which we will celebrate all our favourite detective girls! Plus, some new ones!

Janet will be talking about  147 more words

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Review: Kenneth Oppel's "The Nest"

Steve just wants to save his baby brother—but what will he lose in the bargain? Kenneth Oppel’s (Silverwing, The Boundless) haunting gothic tale for fans of Coraline, is one of the most acclaimed books of the year, receiving six starred reviews.

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