Girls and Consequences

On the back of a recent SF Signal Mind Meld which asked a bunch of very smart women what genre books they would recommend to teenage girls, participant Stina Leicht penned some additional thoughts about the types of books that are often seen as "suitable" for girls to be reading as opposed to the types … Continue reading Girls and Consequences


I Love the Smell of New Books in the Morning

Oh! Oh! Oh! Look what lovely, lovely things arrived in the mail today: That's Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth AND Poet's Cottage by Josephine Pennicott AND To Spin a Darker Stair edited by Tehani Wessley which contains stories by Catherynne M Valente and Faith Mudge, as well as beautiful illustrations by Kathleen Jennings. I am … Continue reading I Love the Smell of New Books in the Morning

Bad Writing, Good Reading

Last week, Justine Larbalestier posed the following question on her blog: What do you think of the frequently mounted defence of Twilight and some other popular YA titles that no matter what you think of the writing style or content it’s intended for teens so that’s okay. Or at least it gets teens reading? The … Continue reading Bad Writing, Good Reading