what's the word that refers to a collection of various sayings, quotes, excerpts and the like, bound together in journal-like format? Something like an artist's folio, only word focused.
I feel pretty ranty about woman and rape/threats in fantasy/sci-fi tonight. What the fuck is wrong with authors that can imagine magic swords, demons and downloading personalities needing to have a big fat threat of violence against women--specifically--in their books? I can usually shrug off the annoyances, but its the second major book offense in a week, and I'm pretty fucking annoyed.
I'm pretty sure I'm going to be avoiding any book whose blurb states a character needs to "seize her destiny." (or 'his.' I'm not sexist about it)
I recently had an email from someone promoting an indie book who wrote that, "XX writes with vigor and finesse, spinning a fantastic web of characters, allegories and thrilling escapes."