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What it means to identify as queer differs by person, it’s an umbrella term that encompasses a wide range of sexual orientations and gender identities, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, asexual, amongst many others. Queer graphic novels are a diverse and growing genre that reflects the diversity of the queer community, they’re full of …

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Lesbian authors are paving the way when it comes to genre and boundary pushing, writing dark and toxic love stories and unlikeable women protagonists. When looking at lesbian novels and the art put out by lesbian authors, you see the darkest kinds of gothic fiction, as well as the brightest dedications to love and kindness. …

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There is no simple or easy place to start talking about William Shakespeare; a man widely regarded as the greatest writer and wordsmith of the English language, and possibly beyond. Shakespeare’s plays and poetry remain as popular today as they ever have been, and much of that is down to his mastery of language and …

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Oscar Wilde was arguably the finest wordsmith the English language has ever known. Outside of Shakespeare, nobody could ever turn a phrase like Oscar Wilde. These Oscar Wilde quotes, from his various plays, stories, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, and from his everyday life, all demonstrate that with boldness and clarity. Wilde was …

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Pat Barker, whose books feature on this list of the best Greek mythology books, once said that history is about then, but myths are about now. If anything proves that statement to be true, it’s the books on this list. What you’ll find here are two kinds of Greek mythology books: compendiums of Greek myths …

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Throughout history, the written word has been a vessel for expressing knowledge, wisdom, love, conviction, hatred, and empathy, as well as a gateway to imagination and the places that can lead to. For that reason, succinct quotes about reading can inspire and comfort bookworms and appreciators of language and the written word. For many, reading …

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Jane Austen was an early 19th century English author known for her wit and observational skills. Across six novels and many letters, she expressed so much wit and wisdom over and over again. These iconic Jane Austen quotes are spoken by her most beloved heroes and hated villains. They are lines of passion and disgust, …

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A rapidly growing sub-genre, there’s no feeling like reading charming, cozy fantasy books when you’re looking for a low-stakes, slice-of-life story brimming with whimsy and the connection of found family. Cozy fantasy books are often the kinds of stories defined by friendship, curiosity, and self-discovery — they also typically centre queer characters and stories, which …

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History through the lens of the unrighteous is sometimes the most compelling. In our age, demons and the devil can represent things only certain people think are evil, a difficult decision, or they can just be plain cool. In the past, writing about Hell could represent how they felt about the world, when they otherwise …

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While literary fiction is a relatively broad genre (if it can be called a genre at all), and a relatively young definition, there is still a great wealth of literary fiction books out there. Here you’ll find some of the best literary fiction books ever written, some of which are beloved classics from the 20th …

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