Links: Tuesday, October 28th

Links: Tuesday, October 28th

October 28, 2014 Links 0

Ridley is out today as we all try to remember why we took this hobby up in the first place. An Insider’s View On Ableist Language – I disagree with just about everything in this Dear Author post but others are responding positively. The way this post equates mental illness… Read more »

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In Which My Reviewing Blackout Is Extended

In Which My Reviewing Blackout Is Extended

October 27, 2014 Opinion 10

“I’m not the man my actions would suggest.” – The Afghan Whigs This weekend I stood up and spoke at a delayed memorial service for the dearest friend I’ll ever have. Looking around the room I thought about how he deserved so much better than he got. His family, his… Read more »

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Links: Safer Blogging Edition

Links: Safer Blogging Edition

October 24, 2014 Links 4

In the wake of the past week’s Halestrom, I saw a number of people say they were afraid to keep blogging or reviewing. As I’m someone who’s been doxxed by an author and knows of at least two hate sites preoccupied with me, I totally understand the fear. There are,… Read more »

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Class and Privilege: The Listen Linda Edition

Class and Privilege: The Listen Linda Edition

October 23, 2014 Opinion 15

I am so incredibly tired of talking about the Halestrom. Linda, honey, listen. She’s going to prosper. As are all the BBA’s currently throwing their weight around. The reason there will be no economic backlash for them is tied to a class system far bigger than the book blogger world. At the… Read more »

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#HaleNo Reviewing Blackout

#HaleNo Reviewing Blackout

October 22, 2014 Uncategorized 3

We here at LITM are choosing to join the reviewing blackout bloggers have organized as a reaction to Kathleen Hale’s stalking. From now until October 27th we’ll only be posting links posts and maybe an essay. This might seem like an empty gesture since we don’t generally review release week… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, October 21st

Links: Tuesday, October 21st

October 21, 2014 Links 0

Today’s Links: Why I trunked my novel – A white author who lived in Bangkok explains why they decided to scrap their Thai-set novel after seeing how people praised it as “exotic intrigue.” Regardless of my good intentions and how much or little justice I did them, it had already… Read more »

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Links: Kathleen Hale Edition

Links: Kathleen Hale Edition

October 19, 2014 Links 4

Today’s Links: ‘Am I being catfished?’ An author confronts her number one online critic – First things first, here’s Hale’s post in the Guardian where she admits to stalking a Goodreads reviewer for months before renting a car to drive to their house (archived link that won’t give the site… Read more »

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A Billion-Dollar Affair by Karen Valby

A Billion-Dollar Affair by Karen Valby

October 17, 2014 Opinion 5

This morning my Twitter timeline was full of excitement about Entertainment Weekly‘s multi-page coverage of the romance genre. Over breakfast I made myself a bingo / drinking game card. Over lunch I decided I’d be too inebriated to finish my day. Here’s why A Billion-dollar Affair left me cold. If you’ve… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, October 16th

Links: Thursday, October 16th

October 16, 2014 Links 4

Today’s Links: Everything Wrong With What John Grisham Said – There’s not much for me to add to this. Grisham said some reeeeeeealy messed up shit about childhood sexual assault and was vaguely racist about it to boot. Content Note: This post contains Grisham’s words and his defence of child… Read more »

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