Clishmaclaver – Brechin High Library Blog

May 25, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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3 on a YA Theme: Authors Inspired by The Handmaid’s Tale

On inspiration from The Handmaid’s Tale…

The idea of a narrator who doesn’t want to be telling a metafictional story but is compelled to and tortured by it.

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May 2, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Stay woke: in defence of ‘other girls’…

This opinion piece from Book Riot – In Defense of ‘Other Girls’ in YA – is definitely worth a read. It tackles the rather unpleasant trope of, ‘Not Like Other Girls‘. I have to say, this trope has always seemed … Continue reading

April 26, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Dystopian novels are chiming with people

19 Of My Favourite Fahrenheit 451 Quotes – Book Riot Say what you will about Trump, Putin, Kim Jong-un, et al, there’s no denying we live in interesting times. One ‘literary’ consequence of this appears to be the resurgence of key works of … Continue reading

April 20, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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6 Gateway Comics for Noobies!

Like the idea of trying a comic but don’t know where to start with this vast, sprawling medium; full of story-arcs and mini runs? 😮 This article from Book Riot’s Booknerdlandia opens a window into some top notch, well-written – … Continue reading

April 17, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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My Love/Hate Relationship with Marvel Comics

Another readable blog from Booknerdlandia, this time focusing on issues of ‘gender’ in Marvel Comics, but also contributing to the on-going ‘diversity’ stooshie ignited by a recent Marvel press conference; as per previously discussed by Clishmaclaver. 😉 “…top editors and … Continue reading

April 17, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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The 35 Best Lines From Jane Eyre

This Book Riot Booknerdlandia post [from April 21st] is a celebration of the wit and wisdom contained in Charlotte Brontë’s seminal work, Jane Eyre. You could do worse than give this classic of English literature a chance; read it – you won’t … Continue reading

April 6, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Slap the Joker: a meme..?

Iron Fist and Slapping the Joker: How not to Write Strong Female Characters – BookRiot Also known as, “But hey, she (ineffectually) fought off the Joker (who later killed her), right? So she’s feisty!” “A Slap the Joker Moment betrays a … Continue reading

March 7, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Tamra Bonvillain: The Difference a Colourist Makes

As you may have gathered Clishmaclaver loves comics! 😀 I recently read this enlightening article on Book Riot about the crucial, if often overlooked, role of the colourist in the creative process of comic-making. The article revolves around an interview with … Continue reading

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