Author Gillian Flynn has a fantastic essay on her website titled “I Was Not a Nice Little Girl.”  In it, she talks about torturing everything from ants to other children and seeking out pornography as a child, normalizing this behavior that falls squarely into the “boys will be boys” mentality but is taboo to talk about when it comes to little girls. Flynn continues, “Female violence is a specific brand

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I am unabashedly a huge, nerdy fan of detective fiction, and more specifically, the private eye subgenre.  From Sherlock Holmes to Shawn Spencer, Hercule Poirot to Precious Ramotswe, private investigators get to solve crimes without being beholden to the pesky rules and interference of an official police department.  Let the danger and mayhem ensue. In my travels, I tend to come across people who are also fans of the literary

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