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In Which I Attempt to Discuss the Importance of Girl Before a Mirror by Liza Palmer...

In Which I Attempt to Discuss the Importance of Girl Before a Mirror by Liza Palmer...
We are women. And we can be the person we want to be, not the version you wish we were.

You know how some things--whether they're books, movies, television show or whatever--that just work their way into your heart and don't let go? The things that become a part of you? That's the way I feel about Liza Palmer's books--every single one of them, each in a special way.

I loved Nowhere But Home because it filled that omnipresent FNL-shaped hole in my heart; More Like Her for its perfect final scene; A Field Guide to Burying Your Parents for its clear-eyed depiction of family; Seeing Me Naked is just a damn good book; and Conversations with a Fat Girlis laugh out loud hilarious.  

Her latest, Girl Before a Mirror, just might edge out the rest as my favorite. 

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Recommendation Tuesday: Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue DeConnick & Valentine De Landro

Why aren't you reading Bitch Planet? What is wrong with you?

Do you not like smart, overtly feminist comics with compelling characters and unexpected plot twists? Do you have something against stunning throwback-style artwork? Or perhaps you don't enjoy brilliant essays on current issues in feminism?

Because Bitch Planet, a new comic from Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro, has all of that stuff and more and I'm pretty much obsessed and think you should be too. This is the sort of insightful creative work that we need more of in this world. 

Issue #3 comes out tomorrow and it's going to be brilliant. You should storm your local woman-friendly comic book store and snag the first few issues before they disappear from the shelves and you have to wait for the combined volume like a sucker. 

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Listorama: 10 Favorite Fictional Couples

Listorama: 10 Favorite Fictional Couples

It’s been ages since I’ve posted one of my beloved “List-o-Rama” posts, and I can’t for the life of me recall why I quite creating them. In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d revitalize Listorama and bring a few of my favorite fictional couples.

Some of these are from straight up romances, while others are from novels with significant or memorable romantic elements. No worries, though, all of these picks have either a happy ever after or a happy for now ends--no one gets hit by a bus at the end in an attempt to make the novel appear to have more literary significance. 

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The Official 2014 Clear Eyes, Full Shelves List of Awesome

The Official 2014 Clear Eyes, Full Shelves List of Awesome

Each year, we here at Clear Eyes, Full Shelves put together a list of books that stood out to us over the last twelve months as particularly full of awesome.

You can find previous installments linked in our Reading Lists section right over here. 

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