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The Real Girl

You always used to say I was not

Your “real mom”

And I say,


What you really need to study are tropes.

For instance– 90 more words

Child Advocacy

The Rest of Us Just Live Here - Patrick Ness

I picked this book up for my sister for her birthday, and then demanded that she give it back to me so that I could also read it, because I’m selfish like that (and also that’s how our book-buying works). 798 more words


5 Most Overused Science Fiction Tropes (and why it's okay for you to use them)

One of my favorite meals on planet earth (or any other planet I’ve been to) is a great filet mignon with mushrooms and red wine reduction. 878 more words


Popeye's Hackneyed Friends

As happened with my reading of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, I’m struck again with McTeague by what seems to be a period-bound literary (or maybe vaguely “artistic”) phenomenon– here, the trope of an unbelievably strong, big dumb brute paired with oh-so-dainty little lady. 625 more words

Boring Reading

Midnight Thinkings

Hello my fellow book dragons,

first of I just wanted to apologies for my odd posting habits, I have no sense of rhythm or pattern!! 609 more words