Jul. 15th, 2012

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From Fifty Shades Of Grey to a shade of brown: Boyfriend squirts girlfriend with sauce to stop her reading erotic novel
Sale formula to emulate for Torchwood books?
The Snuggery: a strange but, I suppose, not *entirely* weird business concept
Basically our Tatty Divine swag
‘The Gherkin’ to become ‘The Penguin’
Jo Walton's ranking of Heyer
Facebook Monitors Your Chats for Criminal Activity [REPORT]
Heyer: The Black Moth/Black Sheep
Loki's Official Apology II
Loki's Official Apology I
JQA’s Self-Assessment on His Birthday in 1812
Black English and the habitual "be"
Barefaced trick: can you survive without makeup for the day?: hideously stupid
Yo as a Pronoun
How To Write 80,000 Words In A Weekend
'Daily Show,' 'Colbert Report' Cease Streaming Online Due To Viacom vs. DirecTV Battle
The woe that is in teaching English
Robert de La Rochefoucauld, Wartime Hero and Spy, Dies at 88
Slashers: not all straight ladies, apparently.
Paulo Coelho calls on readers to pirate books
Letter from the Pulitzer Fiction Jury, Part II: How To Define Greatness?
Caption Me: NAACP Members Watching Mitt Romney Talk
Iocane Powder Pint Glass
It Has Come to Chloe Sevigny’s Attention She Is Being Mocked on the Internet
The Drowned World by JG Ballard: a meh novel of an excruciating novel. I cannot recommend.
Great Opening Sentences from Classic Fantasy Novels

"Taran wanted to make a sword; but Coll, charged with the practical side of his education, decided on horseshoes."
— The Book of Three, Lloyd Alexander

...but that is not even how semi-colons work. What? Embarrassing for everyone involved.

"One cannot raise walls against what has been forgotten."
...Strachey and Freud called, they want their slightly-altered sentence back.

"There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it."--I think this actually is one of the best opening lines ever

Rivers of London- Chapter Three: mini-essay at the beginning a waste of time, only skimmed the chapter
When The Media Found Congressional Experts Interesting
Underground Reading: Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind
DON’T KILL YOUR DARLINGS: some interesting ideas, but aaaachingly precious, over-written, poorly argued and irritating
Alif the Unseen
Designing 007 – Fifty Years Of Bond Style @ Barbican
Rape versus Mans/Laughter: Hitchcock's Blackmail and Feminist Interpretation


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