When I started dating my current boyfriend, he decided it was time to finally pick up Harry Potter, if only for the sake of our relationship. Otherwise, how could he hope to communicate with a girlfriend who speaks in 50 percent Harry Potter quotes? Ever wondered what your impression of the books would be if you picked them up in your mid-twenties, two decades after they came out? Wondering if it’s worth your time to jump on the bandwagon now if you missed the boat so many years ago? Let’s ask him and find out! Continue reading Never Too Late – Picking up Harry Potter as an Adult
If you are looking for a horror novel that will give you nightmares, I have just the book for you. Dreams are never safe in this debut novel by C.J. Malarsky. Ever since Willow trespassed in Ashwood Asylum, she seems to have taken a piece of it home with her that won’t get out of her head. Malarsky’s smooth prose, attention to detail, and unique premise will draw you in until you are shivering in your sheets but can’t stop turning the pages. Be sure to check out my interview with the author at the bottom of my review!
Theresa Buchheister is best known for joining the Pokemon crew in 2015. She is currently the voice director for the English dub of this highly popular series, though that is not her only claim to fame. She is an incredible person and an inspiring director. As an avid participant in theater, she has created her own theater company, in addition to being involved in many projects that would make the average person insanely jealous. Dalin and Kenny sat down and asked Theresa some of the burning questions we had on our minds…
MTV News put out an interview today with two of our favorite authors, Cassandra Clare and Maggie Stiefvater, discussing how fans often dehumanize the creators, especially female creators, of the very thing they love. Here at DG, we’re all fans of something and we also have strong opinions about what it means to be a fan and what is and is not appropriate fan behavior. Continue reading The Dangers of Fandom and How to Be an Awesome Fan
Just hours before arriving at my school, prominent feminist author Roxane Gay shared the tweet “No matter what, I still worry before a reading, ‘What if no one comes?’” In truth, she had nothing to worry about. By the time she arrived, the auditorium was packed.
Caitlin Doughty is a death geek. She has devoted her life to promoting death-positivity, a healthier view towards death than is currently embraced by our society at large. By her view, we should accept death as a part of life and stop treating it as the source of all evil or even worse, as a taboo. Her debut book gives a behind-the-scenes look at her work as a mortician, perhaps in more detail than you ever wanted to know, but her frank and honest depiction of death conveys an important message to a society that too often ignores and hides from it. Continue reading Smoke Gets in Your Eyes – a Review and Interview with Caitlin Doughty
Sick of vampire stories set in high school? Wouldn’t a powerful and immortal creature of the night want to do something more interesting with her life than sit in a classroom re-learning algebra for the 50th time? If you’re looking for a more grown-up vampire tale, check out Vampires of Manhattan by Melissa de la Cruz, coming out next Tuesday, September 9th!
You may know Melissa de la Cruz from her Witches of East End novels, or the TV series adapted from them. Or maybe you’ve read her YA series, Blue Bloods. Her latest book, Vampires of Manhattan is the start a new series called The New Blue Bloods Coven, a continuation of the story from Blue Bloods, but set ten years in the future. Vampires of Manhattan is part of the budding genre of New Adult, which is geared toward a slightly older demographic than the usual YA audience. New Adult novels often feature characters in their early to mid-20s, either college-age or young professionals. Vampires of Manhattan delves into the lives of the sexy paranormal elite of New York City. From Oliver Hazard-Perry, the formerly-human head of the Coven, to Mimi Martin, the restless wife of the lord of the underworld, Vampires of Manhattan brings back beloved characters of Blue Bloods in an older and more sophisticated guise.