Seinen Manga: Maturity in Japanese Manga
 

Seinen Manga: Maturity in Japanese Manga

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Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
 

Godsgrave

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Matthew De Abaitua Interview – The Red Men US Release
 

Matthew De Abaitua

Interview - The Red Men US Release

 

Browsing all articles tagged with reading.

Coping with Reading Guilt in 7 Easy Steps

Coping with Reading Guilt in 7 Easy Steps 

Every year, countless readers suffer from a condition known as Reading Guilt. According to a prominent scientist (or possibly, to no prominent scientists), anxious or time-strapped readers are particularly vulnerable. Sometimes the condition can be so debilitating it actively prevents the reader from reading, which can lead to a dangerous spiral that only further exacerbates […]

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Adding to the To-Be Read: East Asian Fantasy

Adding to the To-Be Read: East Asian Fantasy 

Yesterday we learned a bit about qi and how it relates to fantasy. I found the article fascinating and realized I had read very few books set in/or based on an East Asian setting. So I asked people on Twitter and Facebook to suggest fantasy (and sci-fi, horror, etc.) books they’d read in this setting. […]

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I Know This is Fantasy-Faction, but Science-fiction Matters Too

I Know This is Fantasy-Faction, but Science-fiction Matters Too 

I don’t think I have a strange reading history. I’m pretty sure it is the same as many other people. At a young age I started reading books, because that’s what you do once you’ve exhausted the excitement of cereal packet ingredients. I had a library card because it was much cheaper than buying lots […]

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Quotes: Making or Breaking

Quotes: Making or Breaking 

My 46th article for Fantasy-Faction. I have now written more of these than I have years of life and not many to 50. And always the eternal question; what to write about? Easy. On Saturday night I was moved to tears. I cried. Not a snotty, snuffling, huffing, heaving cry, but a tear or three […]

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Serial Reader: Reading Books One Bite at a Time

Serial Reader: Reading Books One Bite at a Time 

Serial Reader is a new app that delivers daily chunks of books that can be read in 20 minutes or less to your phone. After a few weeks, I’ve become hooked. It’s perfect for my commute on the subway, while waiting in line for coffee, or while eating my lunch. Books that might seem intimidating […]

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Fantasy and the Collector Mentality

Fantasy and the Collector Mentality 

Raise your hand if own more than one copy of Lord of the Rings. I own four: the ebooks, my first mass market paperbacks from when I was 7 or 8, a leather-bound omnibus version I got for my 11th birthday, and a 7-volume edition I bought in my late teens. They look great on […]

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The Endless Journey

The Endless Journey 

I recently began reading The Complete Chronicles of Conan Centenary Edition by Robert E. Howard, this weighty tome may well require the strength of a barbarian to lift it, such is the mass of stories it contains. The pages are filled with dozens of Conan’s adventures, plundering treasure from the towers of evil magicians, slaying […]

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Trying Out Science Fiction: A Guide for Fantasy Purists

Trying Out Science Fiction: A Guide for Fantasy Purists 

Are you a reader who sticks purely to fantasy and looks suspiciously at the science fiction side of the shelf in the bookstore? Perhaps you’ve thought about trying out some sci-fi, but the prospect of spaceships and alien races just doesn’t seem appealing. Or you have tried some and been turned off. You might still […]

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The Rise of Unlimited

The Rise of Unlimited 

It was the music industry first, wasn’t it? Napster (I had to drag that name from the deep recesses of my mind), Spotify, iTunes, YouTube and all the others that have since popped up and been successful, or just popped. Here was a chance for consumers, those of us that listen to music, to access […]

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A Genre for the Ages

A Genre for the Ages 

Think back to the first time you picked up a fantasy book. What was it? How old were you? For most of us, the answer is probably pretty young. I remember Sherwood Smith’s Wren To The Rescue and Madeleine L’Engle’s Wrinkle In Time series were some of my earliest favorites. Some of the other middle […]

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Reading Like A Writer: Why to do It, How to do It, and Why I Often Fail at It

Reading Like A Writer: Why to do It, How to do It, and Why I Often Fail at It 

In podcasts and interviews, I often hear authors lamenting the fact that due to deadlines and publicity efforts, they don’t get to read as much as they used to. Even worse, when they do get to have time to read, they often can’t simply read for pleasure. Oh, sure, they can enjoy a book immensely, […]

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Reading Agency survey finds 63% of men rarely read

In a saddening, disappointing report, The Reading Agency has found that as many as 63% of men have given up reading books almost altogether in favour of television and movies. Of these 63%, 30% went so far as to say that they hadn’t done any reading worth mentioning since they left school. I have to […]

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