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Piracy of creative works -- movies, TV shows, video games, and yes, even BOOKS -- is the biggest copyright issue out there. What's a Maven to do when even she is subject to this dastardly trend? Read more...
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This was my first Romance Writers Association convention -- but I don't think it will be my last. Readers and authors in all genres and types of literature can learn a lot from the ladies (and scattered gentlemen) of romance. Read more...
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Any endomorphs out there? Remember the old child-rearing manual chapters about body types, in which parents were counselled to watch children who "live to eat" versus the ones who "eat to live?" I found a corollary in my own life... Read more...
Forget genre lit versus lit fic; the real question about books may be whether or not they appeal to our moral imaginations. What does that say about zombie lit? Read more...
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Whether we like it or not, sometimes it must be done: Getting rid of books. (Stop your sobbing, now...) Our houses aren't big enough and our significant others not tolerant enough to handle all of the tomes we consider essential. Click to learn of my recent woe. Read more...
It's 8:00 p.m. EST on Sunday evening, and I'm once again on the Acela, this time heading back to DC from NY after a Book Expo America that was so productive it has provided me with blog fodder for several entries (and maybe even several weeks, if I think about things carefully) (Nah). Moments before I began to type, the train started to move again after a long delay due to traffic ahead on the track. We should be at Union Station by 8:30, and that means I should be back home with Mr. Bethanne, the Mini Mavens, and our incorrigible hounds before bedtime. Read more...
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About Unabashedly Bookish: The BN Community Blog
Unabashedly Bookish features new articles every day from the Book Clubs staff, guest authors, and friends on hot topics in the world of books, language, writing, and publishing. From trends in the publishing business to updates on genre fiction fan communities, from fun lessons on grammar to reflections on literature in our personal lives, this blog is the best source for your daily dose of all things bookish.