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Writing

To Query or Not to Query: That is the Neverending Million-Dollar Hair-Pulling-Out-of-Head Question

Direct quote from me to a composer friend the other day: “I’m so fucking sick of being a fiction writer.”

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Best Book You’ve Never Read

I’ve been attempting to read more lately as I have many, many books on my shelf waiting to be finished. I’m currently reading Cory Doctorow’s For the Win, and have Suzanne Collins’s Catching Fire in my backlog, already started.

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Persephone Birthday

Birthday Giveaway: INFINITE DISPOSABLE by Sara Habein and Tyson Habein

P-Mag doesn’t have “bookish” in its description for nothing. Would you like to get your mitts on a signed, limited edition collection of fiction paired with photography?

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Books

Book Review: The Magicians by Lev Grossman

“And now he understood. He really got, that it wasn’t going to happen. He’d wasted so much time thinking, it’s all a dream and it should have been somebody else, and nothing lasts forever. It was time he started acting like who he was: a nineteen year old student at a secret college for real, […]

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Books

Book Review: Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

In the past five years or so, a new sub-genre of the memoir and humor sections has sprung up: female TV comedy writers writing semi-autobiographical collections of essays. From Amy Sedaris to Chelsea Handler, just in the past year there’s been Tina Fey’s Bossypants, Hilary Winston’s My Boyfriend Wrote A Book About Me (which I […]

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Books

Book Review: The Beauty Myth

I just finished reading The Beauty Myth for the first time. Wow. Wolf certainly did a lot of research in order to write this book, and I appreciate much of it. The chapters “Work,” “Culture” and “Sex” were especially interesting reads, as they cited statistics on beauty standards at work (and how women lose by […]

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Books

My Vegan Ethical Education in Four Books

Organizing my books after a recent move, I revisited my ethical education in animal rights. When I first began studying animal rights and veganism, I grabbed every book I could get my hands on to further understand the issues involved and inform my activism. Below is a brief overview of four of the books I […]