Category Archive: books

Dec 18 2011

Feminist Fantasy

I’ve just finished reading Game of Thrones, the first book of George R. R. Martin’s fantasy series. I really enjoyed the HBO series, but I didn’t feel like waiting years to learn the rest of the plot. The same thing happened with Lord of the Rings – I saw the first movie, then quickly gobbled …

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Jul 23 2011

Skepticism & fiction

A reader asks, How can you be ok with all the shiny-afterlife-awaits-you and stuff in Harry Potter? …Because it’s fiction? Seriously, it’s a fantasy novel that’s full of magic, dragons, unicorns, giants, goblins, ghosts, elves, pixies, potions, charms, hexes, teleportation, and soul splitting… and you’re worried about the concept of the afterlife? You could suspend …

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Dec 16 2010

Is God disappearing from literature?

Google Books has scanned over 15 million books so far, and a team at Harvard University has been crunching the numbers. They’re looking for various trends that can highlight the evolution of language, and their results are fascinating. Ed Yong has a wonderful review that you should check out, with everything from grammar to Nazis …

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Oct 29 2010

Anyone doing NaNoWriMo?

Every year as October comes to an end, I get excited for three things: 1. Halloween! It’s my favorite holiday. What’s not to love about dressing up in silly costumes?2. The day after Halloween. Fuck yeah, half priced candy!3. My birthday, wooo! But there’s one thing that I simultaneously look forward to and fear: National …

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Oct 26 2010

My copy of Atheist's Guide to Christmas just arrived!

Nothing is going to wipe the grin off my face today – I’m published.:D My drawing of Atheist Barbie looks pretty snazzy too. Yes, technically my art has been published as well! Don’t forget you can enter my contest to win a free copy! Or if you’re feeling less creative, you can preorder here.

Oct 25 2010

Win a free copy of The Atheist's Guide to Christmas!

Usually I have a rule about No Christmas Stuff Before Thanksgiving, but I’m breaking it for this special occasion – the American edition of The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas is coming out next Tuesday, on November 2nd! It’s not just any godless book; I’m one of the 42* contributors! There will be a (hopefully) humorous …

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Sep 12 2010

New horror novel, complete with a crisis of faith!

No, the crisis of faith isn’t supposed to be the horrifying part. It’s a murder mystery called The Faithful that’s coming out October 1:About the book: Conflicted with his faith in God and the hypocrisy of the church, Aidan, an assistant pastor, is already a spiritual battleground. When he learns that his ex-fiancee was murdered …

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Aug 01 2010

Jane Austen’s Fight Club

No other words are necessary. Just watch. This is post 47 of 49 of Blogathon. Pledge a donation to the Secular Student Alliance here.

Jun 08 2010

Spit, Swallow, or Soufflé?

Friends send me strange sex-related articles all the time. I probably should be concerned what this says about my interests and personality, but I’m more intrigued by the articles themselves. I always think to myself, “Wow, nothing can be stranger than this.” I’m usually wrong. Latest example: The cutting edge in cookbooks, Natural Harvest: A …

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May 03 2010

I'm going to be published!!!

Yes, that warrants three exclamation marks. You may or may not have heard of the book The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas. It was released in the UK last year to raise money for the Terrence Higgins Trust, a UK HIV charity. Here’s a little summary of the book from Amazon: 42 atheist celebrities, comedians, scientists …

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