Monthly Archives:: October 2013

Links: Thursday, October 31st

Links: Thursday, October 31st

October 31, 2013 Links 4

Not so romantic now, eh? Ever, Jane: The Virtual World of Jane Austen – It’s a Kickstarter for an Austen regency MMO. It looks really neat, you guys. Ever, Jane is a virtual world that allows people to role-play in Regency Period England. Similar to traditional role playing games, we… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, October 29th

Links: Tuesday, October 29th

October 29, 2013 Links 2

Have a Sexy Little Halloween A DEFENSE OF FANTASY: CLASSICAL LITERATURE V. MODERN YA – Fantasy and happy endings have been under attack lately, I swear. Young adult fantasy author Erin Bow goes to bat for kids’ pleasure reading. Famous-ish author for grown-ups Joanna Trollope told London’s Sunday Times that… Read more »

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The Sinful Art of Revenge by Maya Blake

The Sinful Art of Revenge by Maya Blake

October 28, 2013 Contemporary, Reviews 7

I have a complicated relationship with Harlequin Presents. On the one hand, they’re a seductive fantasy, like a contemporary fairy tale. They take place in a world where wealth and privilege have made it so the only challenges left to the characters are the interpersonal. Everything external drops away to… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, October 26th

Links: Saturday, October 26th

October 26, 2013 Links 1

Take Back Halloween: Ching Shih – This site has “recipes” for Haloween costumes for women who want something more interesting than “Sexy __”. Ching Shih was a 19th century Chinese pirate. It’s Time To Say Good-Bye To TV’s Strong Black Woman -Like the I Hate Strong Female Characters article, this… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, October 24th

Links: Thursday, October 24th

October 24, 2013 Links 3

Reading fiction and identification with the other – Lohmann is a romance author and a librarian and I liked this post on “presentism” and empathizing with the other. One of the benefits of reading fiction is that it develops empathy in the reader. As we read and identify with the… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, October 22nd

Links: Tuesday, October 22nd

October 22, 2013 Links 2

A useful flowchart. What Is Sex? – I feel that romance’s elevation of PIV sex as the one true Sex is highly problematic. Not only does it otherize queer sex, but it’s fairly ableist as well. (Can’t get it up? No HEA for you.) So, I’m always interested in articles… Read more »

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