Monthly Archives:: May 2014

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Links: Tuesday, May 20th

Links: Tuesday, May 20th

May 20, 2014 Links 1

Brad Pitt Fails To Attend RT14, Practices His Beer Toss Instead The Backlist Is Not The Back Seat – We’re all completely sick of this one, right? But then I thought, maybe some of our readers are not on Twitter. So from Bibliodaze an explanation of why hyperbole is not… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, May 17th

Links: Saturday, May 17th

May 17, 2014 Links 13

The Prom Draft – The L.A. Times brings us a charming story of a high school where female students are ranked by desirability and male students draw lots for them. One junior, he said, paid $140 for a better draft pick to increase his chances of getting first dibs on… Read more »

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Frenemy of the People by Nora Olsen

Frenemy of the People by Nora Olsen

May 16, 2014 Contemporary, Reviews 1

Clarissa and Lexie couldn’t be more different. Clarissa is a chirpy, optimistic do-gooder and a top rider on the school’s equestrian team. Lexie is an angry, punk rock activist and the only out lesbian at their school. When Clarissa declares she’s bi and starts a Gay-Straight Alliance, she unwittingly presses… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, May 15th

Links: Thursday, May 15th

May 15, 2014 Links 1

Ridley is off at #RT14 – So I’m up at bat this week. I look forward to reading her experience. RT culture is pretty off putting to me. I’m a killjoy though, so get on with your bad selves! Eat all the things! L’chaim! If you see me struggling with… Read more »

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Fool Me Twice by Meredith Duran

Fool Me Twice by Meredith Duran

May 14, 2014 Historical, Reviews 5

Fool Me Twice is a fairly classic Beauty and the Beast tale with few real surprises. As a character piece, it’s absolutely lovely. When the sex kicked in I was sorry to leave the action for the, um, action. In my review of Duran’s That Scandalous Summer I expressed a… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, May 13th

Links: Tuesday, May 13th

May 13, 2014 Links 3

MRW my girlfriend asks me what ‘fisting’ is. When the HEA Takes a Village: Community, Connection & Romance Dude Groups (part 1) – Pamela wrote about guy groups in romance and how they create a sense of community. Good stuff as usual. In the hands of a thoughtful and nuanced… Read more »

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Lakota Dreaming by Connie Gillam

Lakota Dreaming by Connie Gillam

May 12, 2014 Contemporary, Reviews 0

Lakota Dreaming came to my attention via Courtney Milan, who knew I was looking for working class / interracial titles. Overall, it was a solid recommendation and a book you should read. Zora is a successful fashion editor in NYC who frequently dreams about her ancestor, a former slave. Zora’s psychiatrist… Read more »

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Why We Need A Black Mad Men

Why We Need A Black Mad Men

May 11, 2014 Opinion 7

Mad Men is a brilliant show about whiteness. Much in the same way George R.R. Martin considers rape historically accurate in a show about dragons, Matthew Weiner considers the near invisibility of minorities historically accurate in a show about American advertising. I could link to a dozen pieces about it, but why?… Read more »

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