Dog-Eared: December 2014

Some new news and some not-quite-as-new-but-still-new-ish-and-worth-checking-out news!

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Not privilege, but rights and wrongs: a post by a children’s literature scholar. Because one person’s rights should never necessitate wronging others.

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Australian Lieutenant General David Morrison declares war on sexual harassment of military personnel by their peers or officers. Brilliant and sobering. This is actually from last year; unfortunately, the problems General Morrison names are still prevalent in not only Australia’s military, but in Canada, the U.S.’s, and undoubtedly, other nations’ armed forces as well.

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Our very own Maggie de Vries (a part of the MACL UBC program) recently gave a TED-SFU talk. It was wonderful and you should check it out for yourself here:

The red umbrella — sex work, stigma, & the law | Maggie de Vries | TEDxSFU

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A comparison of feminism and romance in Howl’s Moving Castle – Diana Wynne Jones’s novel, and Hayao Miyazaki’s film translation.

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A post from a couple years back by the (late) (lovely) author Margaret Frazer, who wrote murder mysteries set in 1400s England, on the time both the cover and the blurb for her latest novel went spectacularly wrong.

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Moving memorials in The New York Times for authors and other artists who died in 2014.

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2015 Reading Challenge: TBW Edition

2015 Reading Challenge: TBW Edition

Okay, fine, maybe it’s not The Book Wars Edition, given that I did not discuss this with the others, though I’m sure they have their own challenges ready. Anyway, I keep seeing the following checklist floating around on Twitter and Tumblr. The list is from POPSUGAR and, well, it’s an online “women’s” magazine. Thing is, this […]

The Cover Wars

The Cover Wars

Once again, we’ll compare the same book with different covers gracing it and we’ll see if our interest rises or falls due to the covers. Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York […]

Getting Lost in The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

Getting Lost in The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

Hardcover, 336 pages Expected publication: January 13th 2015 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Source: Publisher I just finished this book about fifteen minutes ago. I have many thoughts that have not yet settled down enough for me to eloquently articulate myself. What I’m saying is, the review may be a garbled mess and probably […]