Monthly Archives:: November 2013

Links: Thursday, November 7th

Links: Thursday, November 7th

November 7, 2013 Links 8

The Facepalm Jill Sorenson Interviews Suzanne Brockmann, Part II – File this under “Macklemore.” Two white authors discuss writing romance with diverse characters and Brockmann… oh, I just can’t even. I’m a fiction writer and that’s what fiction writers do. No, I’m not Alyssa Locke, an African American former Navy… Read more »

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The Best American Comics 2013

The Best American Comics 2013

November 6, 2013 Graphic Novels, Reviews 4

Someday I’ll learn to stop looking at The Best American Comics series. As someone who loves comics but has exhausted her patience for violence against women as shorthand for meaningful commentary the series often exhausts me. Beginning with an excerpt from what I would argue was Alison Bechdel’s weakest book and ending with pinups… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, November 5th

Links: Tuesday, November 5th

November 5, 2013 Links 6

Winter is coming – Boo, dark before five, booooooooo. Surrender to Love: An Edith Layton Appreciation – “Edith talked a few times about books she had that didn’t fit the market. I don’t know how many were completed. She published one of those not quite romances under her legal name,… Read more »

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Can There Be Hokey Without Pokey?

Can There Be Hokey Without Pokey?

November 3, 2013 Opinion 13

I’ve been thinking a lot about Ridley’s excellent post on disability in romance. While I am completely over talking about the feminism of romance, I think I’m about to address romance and feminism. Except not really. (Romance and patriarchy, maybe?) All of it is Ridley’s fault. First she linked this… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, November 2nd

Links: Saturday, November 2nd

November 2, 2013 Links 6

The Golden Girls Brick People Toy Set The Logic of Stupid Poor People – A lot of interesting stuff in here about respectability politics and all the ways the game is rigged against the poor. I remember my mother taking a next door neighbor down to the social service agency…. Read more »

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November Open Thread

November 1, 2013 Open Thread 10

I thought we’d try a monthly open thread and see how it goes. Read a book with a marginalized character you want to recommend? Run across a terrible portrayal you want to warn others to avoid? Just want to rant about the general state of the genre? Let ‘er rip… Read more »

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Curve Ball by Charlotte Stein

Curve Ball by Charlotte Stein

November 1, 2013 Contemporary, Reviews 1

Life got in the way this week, and we didn’t have a review to run today, so please enjoy this repost from my basically defunct personal blog. I lovingly copied and pasted it just for you, because I care. This is a short little novella so there’s not a ton… Read more »

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