Monthly Archives:: February 2014

My No-Time-To-Read-To-Be-Read List

My No-Time-To-Read-To-Be-Read List

February 28, 2014 Opinion 4

First, I’d like to say thank you to Ridley and Meoskop for going along with this. You rock! When we started this party in the margins, I had more time to read, mostly because my life was kinda sorta in shambles and when you can’t leave the couch, reading is… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, February 27th

Links: Thursday, February 27th

February 27, 2014 Links 1

Fashion in 14th century Mosul (Iraq): a new exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery All the Sporty Ladies: Female Athletes in Romance Novels – Does what it says on the tin. I’m all about athletic heroines. Give them to me. But what happens when a heroine is the athlete? Fewer women… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, February 25th

Links: Tuesday, February 25th

February 25, 2014 Links 2

Young People Swap Clothes With Grandparents And Parents A Rape Survivor on Writing “Non-Con” – Belleau writes a powerful meditation on being someone who’s experienced rape and writing non-con erotica. As someone who’s experienced sexual assault and reads non-con erotica, I found myself nodding along with her post. Survivor or… Read more »

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Dirty Laundry by Heidi Cullinan

Dirty Laundry by Heidi Cullinan

February 24, 2014 Contemporary, Reviews 2

One night on Twitter I asked people to let me know about books they knew dealt with disability and/or had PoC characters because it’s not easy to search for that on NetGalley or retailer sites. Heidi Cullinan tweeted me to suggest two of her books as fitting the bill, then… Read more »

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Moonstruck Madness and Domestic Violence

Moonstruck Madness and Domestic Violence

February 23, 2014 Opinion 1

I bang on a lot about the way domestic violence can be subtly normalized in the genre. Back in the day, the DV was more open and obvious than it is now. While rereading Moonstruck Madness I wondered if the lack of subtlety will make readers less accepting of the… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, February 22nd

Links: Saturday, February 22nd

February 22, 2014 Links 22

It’s been that kind of week. Why Is Lesbian Romance So Unpopular When Compared to Gay or Straight Romance? – Author E.E. Ottoman takes on the popularity, or lack thereof, of f/f compared to m/m and I’m not sure I agree with all of it. I do think f/f’s lack… Read more »

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Moonstruck Madness by Laurie McBain

Moonstruck Madness by Laurie McBain

February 21, 2014 Historical, Reviews 4

Laurie McBain is an author  often underrepresented in casual histories of the genre. Moonstruck Madness did massive business. I decided to revisit Moonstruck Madness because it was the book I remembered the least. MM is a glorious train wreck of domestic violence and kitchen sink plotting. No wonder I forgot most of… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, February 20th

Links: Thursday, February 20th

February 20, 2014 Links 10

Women Cosplay as Male Characters from The Hobbit SBHM Feature: Sasha Devlin – Author Sasha Devlin talks about growing up as a black child in a largely white community and wanting romance novels she could see herself in. I WANTED to want to read those books. Same with the interracial… Read more »

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