Monthly Archives:: January 2014

Links: Saturday, January 18th

Links: Saturday, January 18th

January 18, 2014 Links 4

Parents at the Gap – Cute parents are cute. Writing Reality – Author Ruthie Knox has an interesting take on where the pressure comes from to write romance one way or another. I’m starting to wonder if I should be following more editors and seeing what they Tweet about. It… Read more »

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The Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin

The Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin

January 17, 2014 Fantasy, Reviews 0

One of the side-effects of contributing for this blog is that I’ve started to actively seek out POC authors in other genres too. Last autumn, I suggested my local library acquire this trilogy and in December I got a message telling the books were waiting for me.   The Hundred… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, January 16th

Links: Thursday, January 16th

January 16, 2014 Links 3

The Four Cutest Ways to Photograph Yourself Hugging Third-World Children Seeming Female: Gender In Digital Spaces – Foz Meadows digs into gender expectations and the spectre of the “fake geek/gamer girl” and pretty much proves that it’s all projection. Consider, for instance, the experience of Boulet, a male cartoonist who,… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, January 14th

Links: Tuesday, January 14th

January 14, 2014 Links 6

Picturing freedom: How former slaves used photography to imagine and create their new lives after Emancipation SFF in Conversation: Women Write SFF (Andrea K Höst’s Keeper Bookshelf ) – There seems to be a lot of overlap between romance readers and SFF readers, and lots of people in Romancelandia have… Read more »

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I’ll Catch You by Farrah Rochon

I’ll Catch You by Farrah Rochon

January 13, 2014 Contemporary, Reviews 1

Rameau’s take on Farrah Rochon lined up with a free promo for I’ll Catch You. Kimani’s haven’t worked for me in the past, but this was a wonderful book. Payton is a former attorney looking to build a new career in sports management. Cedric is an NFL player with an image problem…. Read more »

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Parsimonious Peers

Parsimonious Peers

January 12, 2014 Opinion 4

As usual, Sarah MacLean’s latest book made me crazy enough to follow my review with a generic genre fatigue piece. I don’t even know where to start, but I do know that this will go beyond spoilers and into examination. Read No Duke Goes Unpunished first, if you’re at all… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, January 11th

Links: Saturday, January 11th

January 11, 2014 Links 1

This Guy Used A Groupon To Give His Kitten A Photo Shoot At J.C. Penney And Oh My God It’s Amazing – As advertised. Must I take the High Road? A rant in the making. – Like I said on Twitter: I am all about heroines getting angry and not… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, January 9th

Links: Thursday, January 9th

January 9, 2014 Links 1

Guest Post and Giveaway: Solace Ames on Asian Sex Symbols and BDSM – Unf. The Bechdel Test Sets the Bar Too Low. Let’s Write a New One. – The article quotes figures showing that the movies that passed the Bechdel had much higher sales than those that didn’t. Movie execs… Read more »

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