Introducing the Page Turner Blog

Ellen Papazian
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Welcome to Page Turner, a new blog on feminism and books here at Bitch’s online headquarters.

Here’s my goal with Page Turner: to make it a collaboration between you, Bitch’s readers, and me, your biblio-obsessed blogger. Page Turner is all about our love of books and feminisms, and all the many ways we interact with authors and their work in our daily lives. I want to know what you want to see in Page Turner, and I especially want to know about the authors you’d love to see featured here, so please post a comment about them. Page Turner will highlight all kinds of genres, and it has a tiny, lovely soft spot for young adult fiction, too, especially any featuring kick-ass teen-feminist avengers with punk-rock sensibilities, or, really, any that’s inclusive of all teens’ lives, especially those outside the mainstream.

Page Turner will feature a few reoccurring series. One is “Rave On,” which debuted this week, a series that, in short, asks feminist writers, activists, musicians, scholars, artists, and others to talk about the books that completely rocked their world. Others include long- and short-form Q&As with authors about their work, feminism, and related issues, and a series that highlights great YA fiction and nonfiction (see above).

Please stay tuned, and thanks for reading.

Pictured below: YES, Yoko Ono, by by Alexandra Munroe, Yoko Ono, Jon Hendricks, and Bruce Altshuler. (One of my many, many, many raves.)

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7 Comments Have Been Posted

Welcome Ellen!

Can't wait to see where you're going with the Page Turner blog. Book Nerds Unite!


An awesome author!

I think this is a great idea. I love to read and I am always looking for new books to add to my shelf. I saw that you love YA novels and I thought you might want to read (if you haven't already) anything and everything by Francesca Lia Block. She is a kick ass writer and all her books are beautifully written and about really awesome females. I have read all her books and can't wait for her to write new ones. I hope all that read her enjoy her as much as I do!

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Thanks for commenting and, yes, I love Francesca Lia Block. She's a vertiable rockstar of YA. We'll be running a Q&A with her and other authors shortly on the Page Turner blog, so please share any other comments or ideas you have!


Hi Ellen! The Page Turner blog sounds kickass. I am a voracious reader as well and I'm always looking for another interesting read, or Q&As with talented writers, artists, activists, and musicians. Looking forward to your next post.

Best Wishes on a Hard Job but a Question Anyway

Soon I will be visited by a former editor who worked for a nationally read publication. She told me how sometimes she dreaded having to do all the reading and checking out of suggestions and questions sent in by readers. I feel a bit guilty send this one in since there are so many good women authors listed in the links to the article I recently looked at. With that said, there was a brief article about Ellen Willis written by Alix Kates Shulma on November 13th, 2006 in the Jewish Women's Archive entitled: 'We Remember - Ellen Willis, 1941 - 2006' (July 27, 2009). I strongly suspect Bitch Magazine and Bookslut have done reviews of the writing of the late Ellen Willis. Sorry, Ellen (Papazian) for suggesting reading of things I haven't thoroughly researched or read myself. (I haven't commented there either and wanted to read more first). Hope the Page Turner Blog is a big hit. I'm sure it will be a lot of work. Good luck. I'll recommend Bitch Magazine to my friends.

I'd like to see Binnie

I'd like to see Binnie Kirshenbaum featured.

me, too

Kirshenbaum's books make Jennifer Weiner's read like mushy Harlequin novels. She is terribly underrated.

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