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Introducing Longreads’ Best of WordPress — June 7, 2014

Introducing Longreads’ Best of WordPress

I think I’m going to go for it!

The WordPress.com Blog

Today we’re excited to launch a new series with Longreads, the storytelling community that recently joined the Automattic and WordPress.com Editorial family. And we need your help.

We’re looking for the best long-form stories over 1,500 words, across all of WordPress—a quest that will span 22% of the Internet. It will include work from undiscovered writers, as well as the authors and publishers you already know and love.

Help us find and share the best stories

Authors and publishers: When you post something great that’s over 1,500 words, use the longreads tag on your post so we can consider it. You can also share a link to the story on Twitter: Just reply to @Longreads or include #longreads in your tweet. (If your WordPress site is self-hosted, Twitter is still the best way to reach us.)

Readers: If you find something that you love, share it with us!…

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Damsels Not in Distress: Cassie-la Bows to “Princesses Behaving Badly” by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie — June 5, 2014

Damsels Not in Distress: Cassie-la Bows to “Princesses Behaving Badly” by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Is this book non fiction? Is there a Duchess named Fergie? Camilla? Truth is far more interesting than fiction.

Bibliomantics.com

Princesses Behaving Badly Linda Rodriguez McrobbiePrincesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie (Advanced Reader Copy)
Release Date
: November 19, 2013
Genre: Nonfiction, history, princesses, humor, I’m still angry that Alice can’t be in the Disney princess line
Rating: 3.89 out of 5 stars

Summary: Not all princesses are of the prince-marrying and living happily ever after variety. Some of them would rather fight, kill and scheme to get their way rather than lay around hoping that one day an attractive man will show up and kiss them while they sleep. Within this book, author Linda Rodriguez McRobbie compiles true life stories of royalty who broke the Disney mold to show that not all princesses are created equal and that life is anything but a fairy tale.

As explained in its introduction, Princesses Behaving Badly seeks to destroy the myth of the “Princess Industrial…

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Damsels Not in Distress: Cassie-la Bows to “Princesses Behaving Badly” by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie —

Damsels Not in Distress: Cassie-la Bows to “Princesses Behaving Badly” by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Bibliomantics.com

Princesses Behaving Badly Linda Rodriguez McrobbiePrincesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie (Advanced Reader Copy)
Release Date
: November 19, 2013
Genre: Nonfiction, history, princesses, humor, I’m still angry that Alice can’t be in the Disney princess line
Rating: 3.89 out of 5 stars

Summary: Not all princesses are of the prince-marrying and living happily ever after variety. Some of them would rather fight, kill and scheme to get their way rather than lay around hoping that one day an attractive man will show up and kiss them while they sleep. Within this book, author Linda Rodriguez McRobbie compiles true life stories of royalty who broke the Disney mold to show that not all princesses are created equal and that life is anything but a fairy tale.

As explained in its introduction, Princesses Behaving Badly seeks to destroy the myth of the “Princess Industrial…

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