Festive In Death by J.D. Robb

Festive In Death by J.D. Robb

November 21, 2014 Reviews, Romantic Suspense 0 DNF

Festive In Death might be it for me and Eve Dallas. While we’ve had our ups and downs in the prior 38 books of the series I just don’t like Eve anymore. I’ve had it with her. About halfway through this latest from Nora Roberts / J.D. Robb I realized I’ll… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, November 20th

Links: Thursday, November 20th

November 20, 2014 Links 4

Today’s Links: Daniel Handler, Racist Jokes, and the Disclaimer – No one should have to grit their teeth and endure casual racism while accepting a major book award. Last night the African-American author Jacqueline Woodson won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature for the work, Brown Girl Dreaming…. Read more »

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Beyond The Lights (2014)

Beyond The Lights (2014)

November 19, 2014 Movie / TV, Reviews 4

If you follow me on Twitter you might have seen my frequent rants about wanting more romcoms/romantic movies. They are making an Insidious 3 and a Woman in Black 2 for Christ’s sake and don’t even get me started on how Disney’s acquisition of Marvel has doomed us to watch… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, November 18th

Links: Tuesday, November 18th

November 18, 2014 Links 5

Today’s Links: 25 Erotica Lit Tropes That Need to Die – So, I found this listicle on Cosmo totally spot on and amusing, but not everyone agrees. (I’m right, though. ;-) 1. Women climax on demand. “Come for me [insert two-syllable name of erotica protagonist here]!” he commands, thus unleashing… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, November 13th

Links: Thursday, November 13th

November 13, 2014 Links 0

Today’s Links: We Didn’t Start The Fire: Why My Poor Millennial Self Needs New Adult Romance More Than Ever – If you’ve never understood why New Adult is a thing and who its audience was, this post by Rebekah explains it perfectly. A few years ago, I remember sitting down… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, November 11th

Links: Tuesday, November 11th

November 11, 2014 Links 6

Today’s Links: In Loving Color: Diversity in Romance Publishing, 2014 – This post was pretty good… until Super Ally Suzanne Brockmann was quoted at length. Alisha Rai made a Storify of her and other WOC authors’ reactions to the post. Readers of all ethnicities devour romance novels, but the books… Read more »

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Widow Basquiat by Jennifer Clement

Widow Basquiat by Jennifer Clement

November 10, 2014 Non-Fiction, Reviews 4

Widow Basquiat; A Love Story is an avant-garde biography. It’s not a traditional narrative, with some chapters made from just a handful or words and others from lists. At times, I felt ill and had to stop reading. Jennifer Clement has created a claustrophobic read that might be brilliant. Basquiat was a… Read more »

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Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6

November 9, 2014 Movie / TV, Reviews 0

Having paid no attention to the advance promotion I wasn’t sure what to expect from Big Hero 6. While it doesn’t rise to Pixar levels of emotional involvement, it’s one of Disney’s best films in a very long time. (Scratch that – several kids in the audience were crying when the… Read more »

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