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Open Thread

This Weekend Open Thread Wants to Fly to New Zealand

This may be the only time I’ve voluntarily watched an airline safety video.

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny Loves Girls

It’s misogyny time! We’ve got one victory in the abortion-rights fight (but more bad news), a fantastic Twitter hashtag in response to a horrible “motivational” speaker, Fox News idiocy, and the best Beastie Boys cover ever! 

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You Complete Me Internet

Dispatches from Ladyblogland Love the Comments

The first week back and we’ve got articles on Internet trolling, BMI, The Hobbit, Harlem Renaissance Style, and so much more. 

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Movies

We Must Away Ere Break of Day

The Hobbit is a wonderful story full of elves, dragons, dwarves, and of course hobbits. My love affair with the story began in sixth grade when I found a copy of the book on the top shelf of my father’s closet. What a book! Such vivid writing to capture the attention and entice the imagination.

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Books

The Pleasures of Reading Book Series

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been a huge fan of book series. I’m such a fast reader that stand-alone books just don’t capture my attention in the same way, although I certainly read plenty of them, too. I can knock out a 200-page novel in three hours or so and then be left […]

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Open Thread

Hobbit Book Club and Open Thread!

Well, I hope some of you have taken the time to re-read this lovely book. If not, I think enough of us have read it/remember it that we should be able to have a lively discussion.

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Book Club

Nerd Alert: Persephone Book Club To Read The Hobbit

That’s right, y’all! Inspired by the recent excitement concerning the Hobbit movie, I decided to re-read the book over the holiday weekend. I was further inspired to implore you all to read it again (or for the first time!) so we can get our nerd on next week and talk about it.

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Movies

Let’s Talk about “The Hobbit”

Considering the fact that I’m a huge Tolkien fan, you’d think I would have been excited about the upcoming Hobbit movie for a long time now. But it’s not entirely true.