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passes the Bechdel Test

The Bechdel test comes from a comic by Alice Bechdel, in which two characters discuss female characters and how shows revolve around men. In order to pass the test a book/film/etc must pass three simple rules:
It has to have at least two women in it
Who talk to each other
About something besides a man
It doesn’t mean that the things is good by default or anything, so a good film may not pass the test while a brutal book may. It’s just an indication of the role of women in the media.

cold magic

Cold Magic by

Book 1 in the Spiritwalker series Catherine Barahal is an orphan. Her mother and father died and she came to live with …

The Blue Place by Nicola Griffith

The Blue Place by

When you read that a series of books are “brilliant and heartbreaking and made of awesome sauce and everybody should read them …

The Empire Ascendent

The Empire Ascendant by

The Worldbreaker Saga # 2. Received free from Netgalley, this book will be published in October. I’m stealing the description from netgalley …

End of Watch

End of Watch dir. by

The opening voice-over to this film was almost enough to make me turn if off straight away, but then I would have …

earthly

An earthly crown by

I hate writing recaps of follow up books in a series. I never know what to give away about the previous book …

spy

Spy dir. by

The IMDb summary reads : A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, …

bryony

Bryony & Roses by

A retelling of the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale. Bryony is out collecting rutabaga1 seedlings2 when she gets caught in a …