Monthly Archives:: January 2014

New Life by Bonnie Dee

New Life by Bonnie Dee

January 8, 2014 Contemporary, Reviews 1

It was sometime back in spring that I ran across Jessica’s guest review of this book over at Radish Reviews. A romance between a 24-year old brain injured janitor and a brand-new lawyer sounded interesting and, based on Jessica’s comments, it seemed like it might also be a thoughtful take… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, January 7th

Links: Tuesday, January 7th

January 7, 2014 Links 3

I need this book. Women Are People Sometimes – Can’t say I ever thought I’d link to Something Awful on this blog, but here we are. I watch maybe two movies a year, and this post made me want to watch every one she mentioned. Typically, you’d never know that… Read more »

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The Countess Conspiracy by Courtney Milan

The Countess Conspiracy by Courtney Milan

January 6, 2014 Historical, Reviews 0

I am aware Courtney Milan’s The Countess Conspiracy has been heavily reviewed. It’s at the top of everyone’s list for Best Book of 2013. (Save yourself some time, it’s good and you should buy it.) Unlike most I had some issues with The Countess Conspiracy that kept me from declaring… Read more »

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Strawmen On Parade (Blame Las)

Strawmen On Parade (Blame Las)

January 5, 2014 Opinion 15

Pity the poor romance reader. Despite driving the mass market in sales she is never as fully appreciated as those who read loftier works, however the day is defining that. She must fight against the dismissive assumption by others that she is reading porn for women. She must fight, even… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, January 4th

Links: Saturday, January 4th

January 4, 2014 Links 1

Kate Beaton’s Holiday Comics: 2013 Collection Why Procrastinators Procrastinate – This post and its follow-up describe my life perfectly. The Dark Playground and the Panic Monster are concepts I am intimately acquainted with. (h/t to NTE.) Let me start by saying that I’ve had just about enough of the irony… Read more »

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Love Me Not by Reese Ryan

Love Me Not by Reese Ryan

January 3, 2014 Contemporary, Reviews 11

I am going to start this off with a mea culpa. I really meant to have this review done for Monday, since I received this as an ARC and that was its release date, but I spent the week off playing video games and didn’t want to stop. So, here… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, January 2nd

Links: Thursday, January 2nd

January 2, 2014 Links 4

Soviet Postcards – If you like mid-century illustration, this site has some great stuff. All the Pretty Women – Foz Meadows takes on our obsession with beautiful women who don’t know they’re beautiful and how incredibly limiting it is for portrayals of women. And so, in turn, we impose these… Read more »

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