Monthly Archives:: October 2014

Links: Thursday, October 9th

Links: Thursday, October 9th

October 9, 2014 Links 2

Today’s Links: The growing, unavoidable toxicity of Twitter – Sunita’s post about some Twitter users’ less-than-helpful ways of showing support for Jane really reminded me of my STGRB ordeal in 2012. Every time people linked to a post about STGRB it signal-boosted my personal info posted on the site and… Read more »

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Happy First Day of Hockey!

Happy First Day of Hockey!

October 8, 2014 Links 0

With the puck about to drop to start the 2014-15 NHL season, I thought I’d put together some links to celebrate and/or recruit. (#pleaselikemysport) I’ve included links to features I think fans and curious non-fans could both enjoy and focused on female voices for the most part. Hopefully these links… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, October 7th

Links: Tuesday, October 7th

October 7, 2014 Links 1

Today’s Links: Adobe is Spying on Users, Collecting Data on Their eBook Libraries – If you’re using the most recent version of Adobe Digital Editions – ADE4 – you should read this post about how it’s collecting your data. Adobe is gathering data on the ebooks that have been opened,… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, October 4th

Links: Saturday, October 4th

October 4, 2014 Links 1

Today’s Links: Ethical Conflict: When My Principles Collide – SonomaLass talks about the problems many of us have with GoFundMe (especially how they’ve profited off the murders of black men and boys by hosting defense fund campaigns for their killers) and links to ways to donate to Jane’s fund without… Read more »

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True Spies by Shana Galen

True Spies by Shana Galen

October 3, 2014 Historical, Reviews 3 DNF

True Spies is my second attempt at Shana Galen’s recent series. I need to give up. Galen was once a reliable read for me but the new direction is incompatible with my tastes. True Spies starts off strong, combining a faltering marriage and a heroine who has had enough of holding… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, October 2nd

Links: Thursday, October 2nd

October 2, 2014 Links 1

Today’s Links: The Quick and Dirty History of Erotic Romance – Wendy the Superlibrarian has an awesome post today about erotic romance in the days before Ellora’s Cave and the internet as we know it today. The rise of erotic romance within the romance sub genre is a fairly complex… Read more »

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The TL;DR Erotic Romance Edition

The TL;DR Erotic Romance Edition

October 2, 2014 Opinion 29

A number of recent social media threads came together this week in a get-off-my-lawn way. First there was a Defense of Romance at SBTB that came not to praise romance, but to bury it. While I’m tired of genre defense in general, I am especially tired of the point made… Read more »

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Talk Sweetly To Me by Courtney Milan

Talk Sweetly To Me by Courtney Milan

October 1, 2014 Historical, Reviews 6

Well, it had to happen. I found the Courtney Milan book I went completely meh for. Is it bad? No. In fact, Milan’s Talk Sweetly to Me reminded me of Edith Layton’s beloved holiday novellas, despite having not a hint of holiday about. (For reasons I won’t enumerate, I was pleased… Read more »

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October Open Thread

October Open Thread

October 1, 2014 Open Thread 3

Happy first of the month! Here’s what we read in September: 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… Read more »

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