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When it comes to Pride and Prejudice adaptations, everyone has their favourite. But none shook the web as much as The Lizzie Bennet Diaries did when they started airing in 2012.
“They changed it so now it’s bad” is something you hear all the time when it comes to book adaptations. But do adaptations really have to be faithful to the book to be deemed good?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock or were too excited about Game of Thrones to care about anything else, you must have heard it from the grapevine: the new lead for Doctor Who has been announced and… the Doctor is now a woman! Or, more accurately, the Doctor is now played by a woman, since Time Lords have no concept of gender when it comes to their own species and can regenerate into whichever human gender.
And unless you’ve been living under a rock or been too focused on “wait, Ed Sheeran is in GOT?!”, you’ve must have heard it from the grapevine: the fanboys are not happy about it. So let’s discuss why the Doctor being played by a woman is important.
Today in Reading Fails, let me explain to you how I managed to read The Half-Blood Prince and not understand what was going on in the end. Yes, that little death in the end. This is a wild ride.
If, like me, you’ve ever read an article or two (or two dozen) about blogging, you know which tips come back every time. How you need to offer quality content and graphics, how to promote your blog on social networks, how to create relationships with other bloggers in your niche… And when you have social anxieties, the last one is the kicker.
If you have been following the book community on Twitter lately, you may have heard about this one particular book making waves for being highly problematic. It started a very, erh, interesting debate: should we be rate problematic books without reading them?