The book in question, the eighth by Gabrielle Zevin, an author more known for her YA [young adult] fare, is one that I have altogether too many thoughts about. I’m choosing not to dub this post a review proper, as it’s really a slightly more cohesive version of one of the stream of consciousness responses to books/films/etc. that blogger/writer J. Caleb Mozzocco is so fond of doing.
In order to make this easier for all of you to read, and with no offence whatsoever meant to Mozzocco [whose writing I enjoy quite a bit] I have boiled down this post to the three primary thoughts I was left with once I’d closed the book.
To be upfront with everyone I also want to state, before starting, that I enjoyed reading this novel and while this will definitely make more sense having read it, I hope to have written it in such a way that doesn’t spoil anything and piques your interest enough to pick it up. Continue reading
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Tagged Amelia Loman, beneficial, biracial, books, character, cute, Gabrielle Zevin, Indian, literature, manic pixie dream girl, microaggression, not a review, quaint, quirky, race, reaction, reading, response, review, The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, Trope, writing
I’ve read all four Twilight books. Would have checked out Midnight Sun, a retelling of the first novel from Edward’s perspective, but a copy was leaked online and Meyers never ended up releasing it. My plan is to read a minimum of 52 books this year, and my hope is that 50 Shades of Grey makes it onto that list somewhere.
No, I’m not a middle-aged suburban mom who’s been catfishing you all these past two to three years. All of that was just a little background to set up today’s topic, which is our right to write about, well, anything. Continue reading
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Tagged books, experience, expert, Harry Potter, Huffington Post, ivory tower, J. K. Rowling, judgement, judging, Lynn Shepherd, movies, never read a word, opinions, review, see for yourself, TV, twilight, write off, writing
As I’ve already mentioned in a previous post, I’m back in school, so I feel like it’s my duty to share some awesome learning with you. After the piracy debate broke out between Evan and Gordon a little while back I settled on the perfect topic: how piracy saved American literature. Or, as we have been learning in my Canadian Literature class, how British Imperialism screwed over early Canadian writers. Quick, name 5 great Canadian writers! If you are anything like me you probably weren’t able to think up more than one or two. There are a lot more than that, by the way, you just have to look a little harder… and not necessarily in Canada.
To my everlasting shame as a Canadian, Margaret Atwood was actually the only author I could think of when asked this question.
Posted in America, Canada, Fame Day, literature, writing
Tagged Alice Munro, American Revolution, books, Britain, Canada, Canadian Loyalists, Colonies, Colony, Common Wealth, England, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, literature, Margaret Atwood, Nobel Prize for Literature, piracy, Piracy of British Books, plageurism, Poe, Post-Colonial, Royalties, Sara Jeannette Duncan, Steinbeck, The Clockmaker, Twain, writing
As luck would have it, just as I was perusing the AV Club’s various articles on the US networks’ fall programming, regular CWR reader/my friend Marilyn brought a certain issue to my attention.
This fall CBS will be bringing the series Intelligence to the small screen [not to be confused with the CBC series of the same name that aired in 2005]. The following is the trailer, which I only saw half a minute of earlier because it failed to grab my attention:
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Tagged A Girl and Her Fed, books, CBS, Digital Divide, Dissident, intellectual property, intelligence, John Dixon, Josh Holloway, K. B. Spangler, plagiarism, Rachel Peng, television, Webcomic