Tag Archives: YA fiction

Mother’s Day Linkdump

The 2013 Locus Awards finalists have been announced. Many good choices there, though the male dominance (four men and one woman) in the YA category is a bit depressing, especially since YA is heavily female dominated. But then, the four … Continue reading

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The Last Hurray of Winter and a Linkdump

On the cusp of spring, winter returned with a vengeance this weekend for one last hurray. I don’t know how long it will lastm but for now we have approx. five centimeters of snow. I took a bunch of photos, … Continue reading

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Otfried Preußler Remembered and the Nebula Awards

On Monday, Otfried Preußler, writer of many popular German children’s books, died aged 89. Here is a more extensive obituary in German from the Süddeutsche Zeitung. I’m one of the German children and teens who grew up with Preußler’s stories … Continue reading

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Twilight, Religion and Misogyny

At The Hooded Utilitarian, there is a fascinating essay by Mette Ivie Harrison, herself a Mormon writer of YA fantasy, about how Twilight relates to Mormon beliefs. Found via Sherwood Smith, where she also shares some observations made during a … Continue reading

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Three Links and Two Plugs

I’m still here for now. The big (or not so big) switchover will happen later today. I hope there won’t be any service interruptions here, though I managed to get the year’s first two translation jobs out of the door … Continue reading

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Grimm’s Fairy Tales at 200

Today, December 20th, 2012, marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of the Kinder- und Hausmärchen – Fairy Tales for Children and for the Home by Wilhelm and Jakob Grimm. Like so many books destined to become classics, it was … Continue reading

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Late August Links

I seem to have caught some kind of bug, because I haven’t been feeling well these past few days. Plus, I managed to scald myself with hot tea today, when the handle broke off my tea cup and the contents … Continue reading

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Appliance Trouble Linkdump

I haven’t been blogging for the past few days, because I had some appliance trouble at home that limited by internet time. This will take a few more days to resolve, so blogging should be light over the next week … Continue reading

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A threesome of links and some really depressing books

I hope I’ll have more to say soon, but for now here is a threesome of interesting links: At the Bookview Café, Sherwood Smith discusses the trend towards ever darker and more violent fantasy and wonders what the appeal of … Continue reading

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It’s plagiarism season again

It seemed as if the political plagiarism frenzy had come to an end after the last of the politicians found to have plagiarized their doctoral thesis lost her degree in a revision of a decision from the 1980s. Now, however, … Continue reading

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