Monthly Archives:: December 2013

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Links: Thursday, December 12th

Links: Thursday, December 12th

December 12, 2013 Links 7

Artist Creates 12 Shoes For 12 Ex Lovers Where’s the Diversity? The NY Times Top 10 Bestsellers List – “Only three out of the 124 authors who appeared on the list during 2012 are people of color” And one of them is E.L. James, who’s apparently half Chilean. They follow… Read more »

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The Wrong Man by Delaney Diamond

The Wrong Man by Delaney Diamond

December 11, 2013 Contemporary, Reviews 4

While browsing ARe one night, where I very rarely go to look for books, I stumbled across The Wrong Man. The blurb caught my eye immediately with the ad exec heroine and construction foreman hero. To begin with, blue collar heroes are like catnip for me. You show me a… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, December 10th

Links: Tuesday, December 10th

December 10, 2013 Links 40

Fairies riding on corgis. The Jade Temptress & the Future of Jeannie Lin – This news kind of made me get my rant on. I’m frustrated with white readers, but I’m also irked that HQN is giving up so easily. There’s a market for multicultural romance out there, but I… Read more »

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Multicultural Romance Roundtable

December 8, 2013 Opinion 25

Perhaps it’s a matter of confirmation bias, or just how my Twitter feed is constructed, but it seems to me like people are looking around Romancelandia and wondering where the multicultural stories are. Editors say they’re looking for it and readers say they want it. After a couple Twitter conversations… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, December 7th

Links: Saturday, December 7th

December 7, 2013 Links 5

Accessibility Set – If this gets 10,000 votes, it could become a LEGO product. Pretty neat. (h/t to Willaful, I think.) On Smarm – Tom Scocca asks the question “What is snark a reaction to?” and argues that it’s a reaction to smarm. Anyone interested in the “be nice” kerfluffles… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, December 5th

Links: Thursday, December 5th

December 5, 2013 Links 2

Inappropriate Elf on the Shelf The nominees, if you please: Bad Sex Awards 2013 or When did literariness become synonymous with sterile? – Remittance Girl offers her take on the Bad Sex Awards and lists a number of links to posts about them. Why would anything intended to be erotic… Read more »

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Short Soup by Coleen Kwan

Short Soup by Coleen Kwan

December 4, 2013 Contemporary, Reviews 3

No hard sell was needed to get me to pick up this novella. I adore the friends-to-lovers trope to begin with and an Asian hero and heroine in an Australian story written by an Asian author? Yes, please. This is exactly the kind of book I want to see more… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, December 3rd

Links: Tuesday, December 3rd

December 3, 2013 Links 1

Romance SCHOLARLY LESSONS I’VE LEARNED FROM TRASHY ROMANCE NOVELS – This post is defensive romance reader BINGO. See how many cliches you can spot. As I plowed my way through countless stories of lovely young bluestockings falling in love with princes and pirates, I was surprised to find that I… Read more »

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