Marry, Date or Dump: Edward Cullen, Beau Swan, & Jacob Black

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I thought I’d take the temperature of the group and see if anyone who was Team Edward or Team Jacob has suddenly switched over to team Beau. I just started Life and Death (the gender-swapped version of Twilight) this morning, so I don’t have any clear ideas yet. I know one or two of you were thinking about reading it too. Let me know in the comments who you’d marry, who you’d date, and who you’d dump.  Continue reading

Marry, Date or Dump: Jacob Black, José Rodriguez, and Edgar Linton

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Happy Monday friends! I’m sticking with last weeks friends, but providing you all with the other point on the love triangle for today’s choices. We have Jacob Black from Twilight, by Stephanie Meyer, José Luis Rodriguez from Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James, and Edgar Linton, by Emily Brontë. Some people view these characters as the sensible choice, while others think they are second best (or even second rate!). Either way, I’m excited to see which character you’d date, which you’d marry, and which you’d dump in the comments.  Continue reading

Marry, Date or Dump: Edward Cullen, Christian Grey, & Heathcliff

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So, my collection of characters for today’s marry, date or dump might seem a little random at first. Basically, I was trying to think of characters that some people find incredibly charming and other people find incredibly creepy. Also maybe I was just trying to find an excuse to put Edward Cullen into one of these again (just maybe though … I’m not going to fully admit to that). Anyway, for your choices today we have Edward Cullen from Twilight, by Stephanie Meyer, Christian Grey from Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James, and (with a bit more literary clout) Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte. I’m excited to read in the comment who you’d marry, who you’d date, and who you’d dump.

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Marry, Date or Dump: Hermione, Katniss, & Bella

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This week’s marry, date or dump is a suggestion from bookgeeking, but I’m super excited to see which YA heroines you think would be best to marry, date or dump. Since these are three of the biggest YA books and movies I’m sure lots of people will have opinions. Let me know your choices and thoughts in the comments!  Continue reading

My Rant about John Green, Twilight, and Female YA Authors

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On Wednesday night, I saw two things I’ve been thinking for a long time clearly articulated on twitter. One by YA author John Green, the other about him. The first was a series of tweets, termed by Green himself as a “twitter rant”, defending Twilight fans and shining a light on the misogyny that underlies the attacks on the series. After negative feedback, he further clarified his position with this post on tumblr. After reading about this, I saw this series of tweets and further conversation about John Green’s influence on the New York Times Bestseller list and the lack of women on the list.

I’m sharing these on my blog today because I’ve wanted to write about why I like Twilight and the nerdfighter domination of the bestseller list for a long time. I also want to start a discussion, or at least share some of my feelings, about the negative reactions to both social media events. Continue reading