Monthly Archives:: November 2013

Links: Tuesday, November 19th

Links: Tuesday, November 19th

November 19, 2013 Links 2

This sums up my reaction to “alpha” heroes just about perfectly. The Disconnectionists – Nathan Jurgenson takes on the idea of the “digital detox” – where a person unplugs from Twitter, Facebook and email and subsequently discovers their “real” self – and why it’s a bunch of nonsense. Such rhetoric… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, November 16th

Links: Saturday, November 16th

November 16, 2013 Links 5

Images of Regency-era free people of colour MUCH ADO ABOUT NICENESS – A smart take on the value of negative criticism. Interesting to see it’s being debated outside genre fandoms. Some might argue that there’s no particular reason that the establishment of a positive place shouldn’t be a perfectly viable… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, November 14th

Links: Thursday, November 14th

November 14, 2013 Links 0

Found it, Shel Silverstein. In Hookups, Inequality Still Reigns – I meant to add this to Tuesday’s links. Still, I found it interesting how easily everyone seemed to downplay the importance of female orgasm. One woman says she finds making a man orgasm to be empowering, while the man is… Read more »

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Fast Forward by Juliet Madison

Fast Forward by Juliet Madison

November 13, 2013 Contemporary, Reviews 1

While it had a great premise finishing this book was an absolute slog. Fast Forward is meant for the relative who sends you life affirming cartoons about aging as she sips from her Maxine mug. I wanted Big and I got Freaky Friday. Juliet Madison gives us no one to root for…. Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, November 12th

Links: Tuesday, November 12th

November 12, 2013 Links 2

Pictures From Poppa – A tumblr of pictures her grandfather took, starting when he shipped out to Germany in 1945 during WWII. Mind the Queue: Privilege, Diversity and Romance by Suleikha Snyder – Snyder’s response to the Brockmann article is spot on. While it’s great to see more white authors… Read more »

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A Dream Defiant by Susanna Fraser

A Dream Defiant by Susanna Fraser

November 11, 2013 Historical, Reviews 7

I picked this one up a while ago based on the unusual pairing for a regency, and then promptly forgot about it since my TBR is out of control. When I was ranting again on Twitter about how hard it is to find romance with POC characters, someone brought it… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, November 9th

Links: Saturday, November 9th

November 9, 2013 Links 5

Realistically colorized historical photos make the past seem incredibly real [36 pictures] Time for straight allies to get out of the spotlight in the LGBT sports movement – Spotlight hogging is why “ally” is a dirty word for some people. Patrick Burke has a done a lot of good with… Read more »

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Heavy Metal Heart by Nico Rosso

Heavy Metal Heart by Nico Rosso

November 8, 2013 Paranormal, Reviews 1

Rock Star. Front man. Demon. A descendant of satyrs and the lead singer in a band that feeds on the energy of its audience, Trevor Sand is growing weary of the constant need to perform. He needs the legend of the Muse—a woman destined to be a demon’s eternal companion… Read more »

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