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What Is This “New Adult” Genre and What Geeky Books Belong to It?

Perhaps your local bookstore has added a new shelf label or your favorite author has announced a new series under this mysterious category. In any case, you’ve found yourself wondering, what exactly does “new adult” mean, especially in terms of literature? New Adult is the next step up for those of us who love YA but have graduated into the next stage of our lives and want something that hits a little closer to home. Usually featuring protagonists aged 18–30, New Adult fiction engages with themes such as sexuality, developing independence, change, and embarking on a career. While Young Adult works are often set in high schools, New Adult is usually set in college or the early years beyond schooling. Continue reading What Is This “New Adult” Genre and What Geeky Books Belong to It?

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Geekettes Join the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 2

The Daily Geekette has been nominated to participate in the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge, which has been sweeping across the blogoverse of late. Thank you, The Gothic Library for the nomination!

The rules of the challenge are as follows:

1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (one quote per day).
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day!

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Banned Books are an Example of Gender Equality?

Banned Book Week has arrived.  Initially, I intended to write a post showing that the list of banned books from each year features more women authors and books with female protagonists, but to my surprise, every year the split is pretty much 50/50.

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