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Bookish news and publishing tidbits 17 January 2012

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Bookish news and publishing tidbits is a (mostly) daily feature on RIASS. Feel free to send in your links or share your undying gratitude etc etc as suits.

Just a note: RIASS is open to guest posts and interviews this year. If you'd like to be featured on the blog, drop me a line at (Please note that I do not consider purely promotional posts. And yes, I can tell if youre trying to trick me.)

RIASS news:

Read in a Single Sitting is now on'Pinterest! We're'also on Facebook'if you'd like to hang out with us there, too.

Recently on RIASS weve been discussing the weird things that nipples do in romantic fiction. Do come and have a giggle!

A RIASS reader is looking for suggestions for popular YA books that contain overly sexualised, passive, or unrealistically bad-ass heroines. If you have any recommendations, feel free to add them in the comments of this post.

Other bookish stuff:

On being a slow reader. (I am one, actually. I just spend a lot of time reading)

On relationships in paranormal romance.

Sweet Valley High, the musical! (Yes, Im a 90s child. Deal with it)

On writing historical novels and the temptations of research

Paper architecture by Ingrid Siliakus'

Free Traci Harding e-short stories!

The History Girls muse on peasant protagonists in historical fiction

Piatkus is running a short story comp to win a handful of their newest releases

Why are people so often surprised that romance writers are smart?

If you love middle grade books, youll love this MG review round-up from Charlottes Library

Alex in Leeds talks bibliotherapy

Symbolism: Yes, Authors Do It on Purpose

As celebrities choose Amazon, is this the end for publishers?

A ranty rant on why JRR Tolkien isnt Nobel Prize-worthy stuff

A fan letter to YA fiction from an adult reader

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