Monthly Archives: May 2012

YA, Cussing, and Me

Read this post in eyes-friendly black text on white here. A few people have asked if I’ve seen the latest round of “should-YA-books-have-cussing-and-if-they-do-should-there-be-warning-labels”, possibly because they anticipate I will be profane in my rejection of the idea. And they would … Continue reading

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TV Behind the Times

Cougar Town: Pros: Holy crap, Abed was right, it’s really good. And, except for the first ten episodes, not about “cougars” (WORST WORD EVER). Instead it is grown-ups being silly and loyal and smart and having in-jokes in a way … Continue reading

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Why I Write Diversity (With Bonus Poop Metaphor)

If you want to read this post in eyes-friendly black text on white, click here. Yesterday, John Scalzi wrote a post on Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is. The post garnered much comment and many responses. (For … Continue reading

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The Bronte Project: THE PROFESSOR

Internets, what is up? What is up with me is that I finished The Professor, by Charlotte Bronte, which is the first Project Bronte book that I actively hated. Oh my god. Okay, I expected the Brontes to be racist, … Continue reading

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Tansy Rayner Roberts: Classics Nerdery.

So my excellent friend Tansy was like, Karen, I am doing a blog tour, do you want me to write a post for you? Well, as you know, Tansy, I said, I am super lazy. Please, please, leaven the bright … Continue reading

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