Female Latina and Hispanic Characters that Don’t Suck

Female Latina and Hispanic Characters that Don’t Suck

I grew up on Gabriel García Márquez and Julio Cortázar, and as is the case with anyone with minimal sensitivity for masterful language and smart poetic prose, I fell in love with their work. It wasn’t a healthy kind of love, though; it was the kind of love in which I pretended not to see all the red flags and continuously reminded myself how perfect the object of my affections was, in hopes that my affirmations would make the soul-crushing bits disappear. Since this is literally the first thing I would call out in any relationship between humans (fictional or …

11 Brilliant Novels That Are Longer Than 1,000 Pages

11 Brilliant Novels That Are Longer Than 1,000 Pages

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In the age of 140 characters or less, there is still something to be said for reading a novel that is truly, deeply, maddeningly long. And if you think 1,000+ pages isn’t that much, you’re probably living on another plane of existence and should not stoop to the level of mere mortals such as ourselves. Happy reading.      War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy           Page count: 1,273   Image Courtesy of Penguin Random House   Early 19th century Russia? Check. Napoleonic aggression? Check. Messy families and passionate romance? Check! If you’re ready for it, War …

Perfect Couples From Different Books

Perfect Couples From Different Books

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While true love is timeless, and generally knows no bounds, things get complicated when the perfect pair lives in different books. Luckily, we’re happy to play matchmaker, and point compatible characters in each other’s directions.   Here are some potential romances we’d love to see blossom:   1. Katniss Everdeen from “The Hunger Games” and Piggy from “Lord of the Flies”   via Playbuzz and Tumblr   Piggy is near and dear to any good book lover’s heart. Savagely squashed beneath a boulder, Piggy had been a symbol of unity amongst his vicious comrades. He might be under a rock, but we …