Dec 14 2005

A meeting of the (negligible) minds...

Check it out- Paris Hilton, a woman that I consider to be an insult to actually talented celebrities everywhere, is holding a copy of Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls, a book that I conside...

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Dec 13 2005

But Wordcandy loves nonfiction readers, too.

A fascinating study of the long and ignominious history of election fraud, Andrew Gumbel's book Steal This Vote: Dirty Elections and the Rotten History of Democracy in America is an ideal choice f...

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Dec 12 2005

Wordcandy is particularly fond of kinky poetry from the 17th century...

A VALEDICTION FORBIDDING MOURNINGAs virtuous men pass mildly away, And whisper to their souls to go, Whilst some of their sad friends do say,"Now his breath goes," and some say, "No." ...

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Dec 11 2005

Wordcandy-friendly Gift Shopping Advice for the Organizationally Impaired!

Still not finished with your holiday shopping? Running low on time and inspiration? We here at Wordcandy have assembled a list of ten book-related gift options, any one of which any book lover w...

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Dec 8 2005

The Lion, the Witch, and the Lord of the Rings rip-off

Based on previews alone, this movie would have won my vote for "Stupidest Literary Adaptation of 2005". However, I also hated the preview for the film version of Harry Potter and the Goblet of ...

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Dec 6 2005

Wordcandy loves poetry, even when it spits upon grammar conventions...

i like my body when it is with yourbody. It is so quite new a thing.Muscles better and nerves more.i like your body. i like what is does,i like its hows. i like to feel the spineof your body an...

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Dec 5 2005

The Nora Roberts Machine

This post was originally going to be a rant about how American book covers are so much less attractive than the covers offered overseas, complete with many telling examples... but, as usual, I got...

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Dec 3 2005

Damn it, why don't I know anyone in Chicago?The Lifeline Theater is apparently showing a play version of Wordcandy Goddess Georgette Heyer's 'The Talisman Ring'. It runs until December 11th.

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Nov 26 2005

Christopher Paolini

I have to admit it--I really wanted to hate Christopher Paolini's Eragon. C’mon, who can blame me? Paolini is an eighteen-year-old kid from Nowheresville, Montana who produced a best-selling chi...

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Nov 26 2005

The Ladies of 'Harry Potter' Show Us What Not To Wear

You know who I blame for these oufits?Sienna Miller.She is the Dark Lord of high fashion, and all of the starlets of Western Europe have fallen under her ungodly spell.

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Nov 25 2005

Jules Verne

Jules Verne (born 1828, died 1905) was arguably the world’s greatest science fiction writer. Critics have justifiably attacked his work on grounds ranging from political incorrectness to faulty s...

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Nov 25 2005

Diane Duane

Diane Duane is the author of the Young Wizards books, a series that has been in print for more than twenty years and, like most YA fantasy, has recently seen a Harry Potter-inspired upsurge in sal...

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Nov 25 2005

Anne McCaffrey

Born in 1926, Anne McCaffrey attended Radcliffe, got a degree in Slavic languages and literature, trained as a singer, and appeared in an Orff opretta. Clearly, this woman's brain is nothing to s...

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Nov 25 2005

Restoree, by Anne McCaffrey

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According to Anne McCaffrey’s website, her first novel, 1967’s sci-fi/romance Restoree, was intended as “a protest against the absurd and unrealistic portrayals of women in sci-fi novels in the 50s and early 60s”...

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Nov 25 2005

David and Leigh Eddings

Epic fantasy authors David and Leigh Eddings are the authors of four massively entertaining series: The Belgariad, The Malloreon, The Elenium, and The Tamuli. Absolutely nothing about these books...

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Nov 17 2005

Still going through a poetry phase...

"Three Laments"I.AlasI believeI might have becomea great writerbutthe chairsin the librarywere too hardII.I havethe upper handbut if I keep itI'll lose the circulationin one armIII.So here I am th...

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Nov 9 2005

Rumors and Blogs...

Okay... so I know that I promised to be back yesterday with news about our favorite authors but I kinda got sidetracked reading Jenny Crusie's and Meg Cabot's blogs. Jenny Crusie Ms. Crusie start...

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Nov 7 2005

Megan’s Bookshelf Update

I am way behind on my reading- the huge pile of books on my night stand is threatening to topple over and bury me in my sleep. I keep promising myself that I'll get started once the election insa...

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Nov 1 2005

Historic Reading Posters

Check out these historic reading posters available through Allposters.com. Are they not awesome? If only I had a library to hang them in....

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Nov 1 2005

Time for a little Wordcandy-riffic poetry...

I am very bothered when I thinkof the bad things I have done in my life.Not least that time in the chemistry labwhen I held a pair of scissors by the bladesand played the handlesin the naked lilac...

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Oct 27 2005

Laurell K. Hamilton is at it again...

Today seems to be devoted to cover art! Some are great and some are like this beauty... well, it kind of speaks for itself. But really, Laurell, I know this series is slowly moving over to the e...

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Oct 27 2005

Fabulous New Cover from Meg!

Once again, we have an awesome cover from Meg Cabot! The book sounds interesting but I'd purchase it based on the cover alone.

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Oct 25 2005

Miki Aihara

When reading Miki Aihara’s Hot Gimmick series, it’s very important to keep a few things in mind: 1. It’s only manga. 2. No one actually behaves this way. (Hopefully.)3. No one is looking to thi...

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Oct 25 2005

Fuyumi Soryo

Fuyumi Soryo is the author of Mars, one of the best-selling shōjo comics ever released in Japan. Mars is compulsively readable--the literary equivalent of a bag of potato chips--but it’s als...

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Oct 25 2005

Nanaji Nagamu

If you’re in the mood for some classic “Who will this sweet, innocent girl end up with?” shōjo manga, you can’t go wrong with Nanaji Nagamu’s Parfait Tic. While this story has more than its ...

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Oct 25 2005

Kiyoko Arai

Kiyoko Arai’s Beauty Pop is the oft-told shōjo story of a quiet girl attending a high school that’s ruled by a group of gorgeous male bullies… but in Arai’s story, the bullies are the sons of...

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Oct 25 2005

Ichiha

Ichiha’s Pheromania Syndrome is yet another shōjo manga about a physically mismatched couple. Ichiha’s tall, masculine heroine, Hatori, is in love with her tiny, delicate (male) childhood fr...

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Oct 25 2005

Kamio Yoko

Kamio Yoko’s Hana Yori Dango (English title: Boys Over Flowers) was a massively successful manga that ran for ELEVEN YEARS. (The author once said that toward the end of the series she found herse...

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Oct 25 2005

Mimi Tajima

She’s not exactly a groundbreaking new talent, but Mimi Tajima’s stories (Koi Suru ¼, Ichigo Channel, and Aoi Spice) are consistently excellent examples of conventional shōjo manga. Tajima’s...

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Oct 25 2005

Hisaya Nakajo

Hisaya Nakajo’s Hana-Kimi (original Japanese title: Hanazakari no Kimitachi E, English title: Hana-Kimi: For You in Full Blossom) is my favorite of the seemingly endless number of stories about a ...

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