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Hbook Podcast 1.36 – Authorial Intent

Podcast the 36th in which Roger and Siân talk about a lot of things before eventually getting to the topic of authorial intent.

People we talk about
Melissa de la Cruz
Laura Koenig
Philip Pullman
Malinda Lo

Books we talk about
The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood (Google says “People also ask” “Is The Handmaid’s Tale a true story?” and I’m scared)
The Six: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters, Laura Thompson
Love in a Cold Climate, Nancy Mitford
The American Way of Death, Jessica Mitford
Scruples, Judith Krantz
Hearing Us Out, Roger Sutton
The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton
Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery

Definitions
Wiki “basic bitch”: Airhead, also known as ghetto prep, popular, Trixie (in Chicago),
[1] basic bitch, or simply basic, is a slang term in American popular culture used to pejoratively describe women (usually white) who are perceived to predominantly like mainstream products, trends, or music
[2] while at the same time fearing and disliking diversity.
Urban dictionary “headcanon”: Used by followers of various media of entertainment, such as television shows, movies, books, etc. to note a particular belief which has not been used in the universe of whatever program or story they follow, but seems to make sense to that particular individual, and as such is adopted as a sort of “personal canon”. Headcanon may be upgraded to canon if it is incorporated into the program or story’s universe.

Links
Happy bday pic
Children’s Book Shop
Thought Catalog Why We Have To Stop Using The Term “Basic Bitch”
Calling a Woman a “Basic Bitch” Is Sexist and Unoriginal
Siân using “basic” (I will point out, for what it’s worth–nothing–that if you scroll through the conversation to the next tweet, I say “AND I CELEBRATE ME”)
The Verge Does the Handmaid’s Tale Hold Up?
Los Angeles Times about S. E. Hinton
Vulture on S. E. Hinton
Liza with a Z
Berenst(e)ain Bears
HB Mag Editorial

Siân Gaetano About Siân Gaetano

Siân Gaetano is assistant editor for The Horn Book, Inc. Follow her on Twitter @KidLitChick.

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