Monthly Archives:: March 2014

Links: Thursday, March 6th

Links: Thursday, March 6th

March 6, 2014 Links 6

A cause I support 100% Triggered – The New Republic published an article the other day entitled “Trigger Happy: The ‘Trigger Warning’ Has Spread from Blogs to College Classes. Can It Be Stopped?” I thought it was both poorly argued and mean-spirited, and Melissa McEwan does a good job of… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, March 4th

Links: Tuesday, March 4th

March 4, 2014 Links 0

Verily I say unto ye The Girl Myth in YA Fiction (And Beyond) – Kelly Jensen talks about the ways gender influences how readers talk about book characters. We talk at lengths, however, about female characters’ likability. And it’s a binary, with absolutely no room between the two end points…. Read more »

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Bounce by K.M. Jackson

Bounce by K.M. Jackson

March 3, 2014 Contemporary, Reviews 2 DNF

In keeping with my 2014 policy of reviewing more DNF’s, I’m going to talk about the first few chapters of K.M. Jackson’s Bounce. At it’s heart, Bounce is about a woman rediscovering herself. We meet Sabrina struggling to emotionally connect to her husband after learning of his infidelity. Sabrina’s pain… Read more »

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March Open Thread

March 1, 2014 Open Thread 6

Happy first of the month! 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 in the comments. Nothing is off topic, but… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, March 1st

Links: Saturday, March 1st

March 1, 2014 Links 4

Caturday is no laughing matter. Romance 101: Can romance novels turn non-readers into booklovers? – One of my favorite bloggers is Pamela/Badass Romance and this interview with her friend @RomanceProf Jessie Matthews, who teaches an undergraduate course on romance, is the kind of high-quality post that makes her such a… Read more »

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