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Monday: Long form criticism, analysis, reviews

*Tuesday: Top-ten Lists

*Wednesday: What the F*** day

Friday: Round-ups, book hauls, shorter form criticism/reviews

*Saturday: Specials, reading challenges

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VonG has a degree in psychology, a minor in German, and really, REALLY likes dogs. She currently lives in southern Austria where she tries to teach the youths. Aside from reading, she fills her spare time with drawing girls wearing raccoon hats, video games, and drinking Spritzers on the Platz. In the future she hopes to study philosophy and write papers on the intersection of ethics and neuropsychology. 

she can be found on Twitter as @dolphinfeathers and on Instagram under the same name 

The pot of gold at the end of a rainbow I pursue is a good science fiction book featuring a strong female lead who falls in love with an alien. If that isn’t specific enough, my favorite genre is “Lord of the Flies” in Space, especially featuring young adults and especially when the space ship is lost and in bad condition. I have a weakness for period pieces, especially ones around Jane Austen’s time.

Favorite Book: Hyperion cantos by Dan Simmons, Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci
Favorite Authors: Jonathon Safran Foer, Gillian Flynn, Kurt Vonnegut, Chuck Palahniuk, Jane Austen, Patrick Ness, Charles Bukowski, Janet Evanovich, Friedrich Nietzsche, Kafka
Literary Crush: HAL 9000
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Maggie has a degree in English and history because she wanted to make the big bucks. Living in backwater Wisconsin with her boyfriend and two cats, she spends her days sobbing in front of a keyboard trying to learn XML for work before retreating home to read. When filled with too much indignant rage at badly written female characters and poor grammar to continue reading, she naps and watches more cartoons than any adult should.  She eventually hopes to bully children into a love of reading after getting her masters in Library and Information Science.

My posts are long-winded and rambling reflections on the absolute bewilderment that so many novels I read seem to cause. My reading is comprised almost exclusively of classics, science fiction, and nonfiction with the occasional bit of feminist fiction sneaking in to liven things up. I also have a shameful, inexplicable love for western romances because I like neither westerns nor romances – go figure. One of my long-term goals is to read outside of these genres, which is a challenge when you’re as stubborn and sulky as I am.  My perfect novel would be written by the love child of Frank Herbert, Larry Niven, and Isaac Asimov – a deeply developed, complex world filled with out-of-the-box aliens and robots.

Favorite Book: I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
Favorite Authors: Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick, Robert Heinlein, Frank Herbert, Larry Niven, Kurt Vonnegut, Arthur C. Clarke, China Mieville, Paolo Bacigalupi, Chuck  Palahniuk, Mary Shelley, Margaret Atwood, Joyce Carol Oates
Literary Crush: Daneel Olivaw from Asimov’s Robot novels

 

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