Links: Tuesday, December 16th

Links: Tuesday, December 16th

December 16, 2014 Links 2

Today’s Links: Fixing the Problematic Legacy of Romance/Erotica: Polyamory is NOT Cheating – @fangirlJeanne talks about seeing a book review give a content warning for consensual non-monogamy and term it cheating. While I’ve been browsing through what other readers have said about these book I found a review for one… Read more »

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The Trouble With Tokens

The Trouble With Tokens

December 14, 2014 Movie / TV, Opinion, Reviews 19

Much of my tweet stream has been annoyed with a male author attempting to redefine the erotic romance genre in his own image. To that I say whatever – when money appears there is always a white guy with an entitlement vacuum right behind it. Nowhere is this more obvious than… Read more »

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The Duke’s Wager by Edith Layton

The Duke’s Wager by Edith Layton

December 12, 2014 Historical, Reviews 3

Edith Layton’s family recently re-released this as an ebook, so I thought I’d post my review of the old Signet edition. Romance readers often talk about their “conversion kits” to refer to romances they’d recommend to their genre-critical friends and family in an effort to convert them into a fan…. Read more »

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Links: Thursday, December 11th

Links: Thursday, December 11th

December 11, 2014 Links 0

Today’s Links: Dear Book World: Stop Making Excuses For Your Race Problem – A needed call for editors and other decisionmakers to put up or shut up on diversifying their lineups. The time for talk has passed. I understand, from an editor’s position, the need to defend your arena from… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, December 9th

Links: Tuesday, December 9th

December 9, 2014 Links 0

Today’s Links: The Sweetest Thing, by Deborah Fletcher Mello – Liz also reviewed The Sweetest Thing and she ended her review with interesting commentary about the state of criticism in romance circles. I feel that talking about the writing in The Sweetest Thing is a fraught issue, because there is… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, December 4th

Links: Thursday, December 4th

December 4, 2014 Links 7

Today’s Links: Royalty, Espionage, and Erotica: Secrets of the World’s Tiniest Photographs – The cool shit people come up with just to have cool shit will always delight me. Mary finished her embroidery, tucking her needle away into its handsome ivory case. Before slipping the case into her sewing kit,… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, December 2nd

Links: Tuesday, December 2nd

December 2, 2014 Links 7

Today’s Links: 9 Hilarious Parody Twitter Handles Every Bookworm Needs to Follow – I follow @TropeHeroine, who spoofs romance, and find it consistently amusing in a gentle ribbing by a genre fan sort of way. Totally recommended. Would Voldemort have used social media? What would Shakespeare have said in 140… Read more »

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Let’s Read A Damn Book

Let’s Read A Damn Book

November 26, 2014 Opinion 11

I hate publishing and everything in it. After everything that’s gone down lately one of the LAST things I wanted in my mailbox was NetGalley urging me to use #ThanksPublishers to express my gratitude to publishers who use digital arcs. That is one suck-up-a-thon too far. Instead of exploring the multitudes… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, November 25th

Links: Tuesday, November 25th

November 25, 2014 Links 0

Today’s Links: Today in Tabs: I Will Only Bleed Here – Although I easily could have, I didn’t want to do an all-Ferguson links post, as coverage is sort of inescapable and the events weigh heavily on many. I went with just this post because it combines a poignant personal… Read more »

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