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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

This week’s Dispatches are not a size 000.

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Perspectives

A Completely True and Totally Unbiased View of Scotland’s Independence Referendum

BANNOCKBUUUUUUURN!

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News

Friday News Bites: FDA vs. Cheesemongers, Gun Violence Stats, SPACE! + More

Happy Friday, Persephoneers! Let’s work on our night cheese, and catch up on some stories that caught my attention this past week.

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Movies

Tumblr May Be Right: Why Newt Scamander Should Be a PoC

Newt Scamander will probably not be a person of color in the recently announced Fantastical Beasts and Where to Find Them movies. When some relatively “unknown” white British male of medium height and with floppy, hipster “I don’t care” hair in his mid-twenties to mid-thirties gets cast, the internet will fall all over themselves to […]

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Books

YA FTW!

And that title is most likely the last time I will write “FTW” this year. Well, apart from that second time. And in the tags.

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Perspectives

The Bella Swan Saga: A Perspective

Twilight first came to my attention when I heard cries of, “Move over Harry Potter!” One was not amused. I’m part of the Harry Potter Generation and, well, I heart Harry. So I picked up Twilight in early 2009, wanting to see what the fuss was all about, and found myself ordering the other three […]

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Book Club

Persephone Book Club “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s (or Philosopher’s) Stone” Pt. 2

Welcome back, book clubbers! I’ve been spending my free time with the Google, trying to find the very best Potter info on the web for our background discussion today. Boy howdy, there is a lot of Potter info on the web, so we’re going to do this a little differently.

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Book Club

Introducing the Persephone Book Club

I can’t think of a better place for an online book club than a blog for bookish ladies.   At the suggestion of the amazing @slaybelle, we decided that there was no better way to follow up Middlemarch Madness than to read some of the wonderful books from the bracket together.