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Author Archives: Megan Leigh

Writer and editor of Pop Verse. Co-host of Breaking the Glass Slipper. My special interests include publishing, creative writing, and geekery.

Hit and Run

I have been a Kristen Bell fan since Veronica Mars (although I didn’t actually watch the show until a kind friend introduced me years after the show aired). I admit that she tends to be in silly films, such as ...

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Kickstarter: Crowd funding, yay or nay?

Kickstarter first caught my attention last year when a friend put out a call on facebook to get enough money together to purchase a ‘house party’ by contributing to Amanda Palmer’s Kickstarter campaign. I had been a big Dresden Dolls ...

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Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

A few years ago now I read Slaughterhouse 5 and I absolutely loved it. That isn’t an original opinion, I know, but it is a great book. Read it! Since then, I’ve been meaning to try out more Vonnegut and ...

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GIRLS: Season 1

A while ago, I read an intriguing review of HBO’s comedy drama Girls. It talked about how the main characters were flawed and ‘real’. This seemed intriguing to me, given the lack of ‘real’ characters on TV. The review also ...

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Digital self-publishing tips

Self-publishing has opened up the book publishing world. Suddenly, it seems possible for any of us to get our novels out there. Whether or not this is a good thing is yet to be seen, and a topic I’ll undoubtedly ...

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Veronica Mars: Kickstarter success

It’s all over the Internet: the Veronica Mars movie is actually (finally) going to happen. Warner Bros Studios (rather cheekily, if you ask me… and MovieBob at the Escapist) told Rob Thomas (creator of the show) that they would make ...

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Much Ado About Nothing: Trailer

When I was a kid, one of my favourite films was the 1993 Kenneth Branagh version of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. And I really do mean when I was a kid – I’m talking from the age of seven ...

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Django Unchained

*There are many spoilers to follow. Consider yourself warned.* Watch the trailer here. By now you probably know whether or not you like Quentin Tarantino’s shtick. On the whole, I’m generally a fan. I admit that he has a lot ...

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Why buy an ebook reader?

I always thought I was a book purist. I love the smell of books – old and new. I like the way a spine can break, the way pages fade and go brown on the edges of cheap paperbacks. I ...

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