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Los Angeles crackles with an energy that’s both intoxicating and overwhelming. It’s a land of dreams, noirish undercurrents, reinvention, and relentless ambition. Countless incredible books capture aspects of this dynamic city, and we’ve compiled a list of some of the absolute best. Must-Read Books Set in Los Angeles Whether you’re a local, planning to visit …

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Comparing books and movies is a tricky business; they’re different mediums made using different skills and far more besides. That said, they are both narrative mediums that explore themes, politics, relationships, human nature, and more. In that sense, they can be compared and contrasted. With that in mind, here are a few films that actually …

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There are movie adaptations of books that we love—ones that actually outshine their source material—and there are movies made from books we didn’t even know existed; movies that many of us think are original works. Loved the movies? Now read the books! Here, we’ll cover the books that you may or may not know exist, …

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If you’re looking for the best romantasy books filled with magic, action, and love, you’re in the right place. In this article, we’re sharing must-read books from the romantasy genre, including spicy romance books, tales of adventure and intrigue, and so much more. What is romantasy genre vs. fantasy with romance? The difference between romantasy …

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Earlier this month, I wrote down all of my reading goals for 2024. Besides the usual goals like “Finish 50 books in a year,” I also included goals that would help me diversify my bookshelf, and one of those goals is to read more books by Filipino women writers in a variety of genres and …

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The murder-mystery genre is seeing something of a renaissance at the moment. So many great authors and translators are tackling the genre from new angles. These authors owe an impossible debt to the works of Agatha Christie, but they are also undeniably paving their own paths and taking us on a mind-bending journey with them. …

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Novellas provide a special kind of reading experience, and require their own kind of skill to craft. Shorter than a novel (but still often expected to carry the same narrative heft) and longer than a short story, novellas are exciting in their uniqueness. They can be re-read more easily and therefore provide more thematic satisfaction …

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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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Batman is one of the most beloved superheroes of all time, with a legacy that stretches back so many decades. Even scratching the surface of Batman’s legacy as a character, as a series, as a franchise, would take a long time. What’s important to know when digging into and exploring the best Batman comics is …

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