There was no one to censor her reading, so she read promiscuously, wading gloriously through trash and classic and historical and hysterical alike, and finding something of interest in them all.
– Edna Ferber, Fanny Herself

Who are these people, and why do they think they have the right to expound on books?

Good question.


Corey is a graduate of Smith College and University College London. An avid reader, baker, and sketcher (the artistic kind, not the dodgy kind), Corey is also the primary human companion of the best little rescue mutt a girl could hope for.


Kate is a graduate of Canisius College and Trinity College Dublin. She is a technical writer, former reporter and PR director as well as a freelance writer living in south-central Idaho. She cooks, hikes, tries to rehab her yard and is constantly trying to tire out her own shelter mutt.

Having been avid readers for all of their lives, they’ve read good books and crappy books alike. Often, they know how to tell the difference. And, as victims of higher education, they tend to think way too much about everything, and have the audacity to write it all down.

They are also always looking for guest bloggers, so if you’re interested, don’t hesitate to contact them! Their e-mail address is literarytransgressions AT gmail DOT com.

And did we mention we’re also on Twitter? Check out twitter.com/littransgressor and give us a follow.


6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jackie  |  July 17, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    just trying to subscribe!

  • 2. Susie  |  January 6, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Oh, my goodness! I found this site “googling” fairy tales and saints’ lives. I’m self-taught on the fairy tale and thereby taught a course on the topic for a decade and a half at the college level. So I stumbled on Fairy Tale Fridays. Are you guys still in business? Still blogging? Like both of you, I grew up on a mixture of trash and classics, and, like you, I’m willing to admit it. No, I was not reading all of Proust at age 12. I love to jabber about literature, and now that I have no classroom audience being retired and all, I’m about to explode with arcane ideas and comparisons. Susie

    • 3. Corey  |  January 12, 2012 at 3:49 pm

      Hi Susie! I’m glad to hear you liked what you found here so much! We’ve both had some big life changes in the last few months and so haven’t been blogging as frequently, but we’re definitely “still in business,” as you say, and plan on getting more posts up soon. If you’re ever interested in guest-posting with us about fairy tales or any other “arcane ideas and comparisons,” we’re always looking for new posters, so drop us a line at literarytransgressionsATgmailDOTcom.

      And thanks again for the nice words! I look forward to seeing you around the site!

      • 4. Susie  |  January 12, 2012 at 3:59 pm

        Thank you, and I will do. Okay? Give me a bit. Susie

  • 5. Cirel Magen  |  May 11, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Please, if you have a listserv, add me. I recently came upon a copy of Julian Barnes Letters from London; then i found your comments.
    Please, if you are still writing, add me. I am still reading.
    thank you,
    Cirel Magen

    • 6. Corey  |  May 12, 2015 at 11:52 am

      No problem, Cirel! I’ve subscribed your e-mail to our list so you should receive e-mail notification of our posts. Glad you enjoyed the Barnes!


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