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Peta Jinnath Andersen
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Peta Jinnath Andersen is an expat Australian half-Indian woman with a Catholic mother, Muslim father, Atheist husband and undeclared baby. When not writing, she’s busy feeding her four addictions—books, chocolate, Daleks, & baby tickling. Find her on the web at *Insert Literary Blog Name Here*, follow her on Twitter, or email her at


Sunday, April 17 2011

From the Fringe of Islam: An Interview with Michael Muhammad Knight

Famous amongst orphaned Muslims -- teens and adults trying to find a place in a religion known for stringency -- Knight’s first book, The Taqwacores straddles the line between manifesto and coming of age novel.


Monday, September 20 2010

'Being Human: Season Two' Is Darker, Slower -- and Worth Watching

A rather welcome post-Buffy, anti-Twilight sense pervades this show, and there are strong parallels between Annie and True Blood’s Sookie Stackhouse.


Tuesday, February 8 2011

Diana Peterfreund Talks with PopMatters About Bitch Media's Top 100 Feminist YA List Debacle

" [Elizabeth] Scott's book is an intense read, but it reflects the horrifying reality that abducted women face... I remember thinking when I first saw [these titles on the list] that they must have been included because the issues they dealt with were important women's issues and thus of particular interest to the feminist reader."

Monday, February 7 2011

Scott Westerfeld Talks with PopMatters About Bitch Media's Top 100 Feminist YA List Debacle

Is a book removed from a list comparable to a book removed from a library shelf? This and other concerns are raised in this discussion about Bitch Media's removal of three YA novels from its published 'Best of' list.

Wednesday, January 12 2011

Where Are Barnes & Noble's Nooks for Nook Readers?

Marketing e-readers is about marketing the way we read, about marketing an experience. And that’s where Barnes & Noble could win.

Thursday, December 2 2010

Salman Rusdhie on Gods in 'Luka and the Fire of Life'

Booker Prize winning author Salman Rushdie offers his thoughts on gods, mythology, and stories.

Monday, November 29 2010

Being Human Season Two

Being Human Season Two - BBC [$49.98]

Missouri Might Ban Another Book? (Re:Print) [22.Sep.10]
A Woman of No Importance? (Re:Print) [8.Sep.10]
It's a Book (Mixed Media) [24.Aug.10]
Where Do Trends Come From? (Re:Print) [16.Aug.10]
The 7 Year Bitch - An Update (Re:Print) [2.Jun.10]
No More Book Signings? (Re:Print) [26.Apr.10]
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