Posts By: Meoskop

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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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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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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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Yours Forever by Farrah Rochon

Yours Forever by Farrah Rochon

May 2, 2014 Contemporary, Reviews 3

Oh book. We had such a complicated relationship, you and I. Every time I thought we were working it out you tossed me another curve ball. Let’s talk about the good times first, shall we? In Yours Forever Farrah Rochon has created a small town I didn’t automatically hate. Although… Read more »

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Murdering My Youth by Cady McClain

Murdering My Youth by Cady McClain

April 23, 2014 Non-Fiction, Reviews 0

When I purchased Murdering My Youth I didn’t expect it to be very good. With very few exceptions celebrity memoirs are awful. I ordered it anyway because I love memoirs and Cady McClain was once part of my fictional therapy. (Listen, real therapy is expensive. I replaced it by assembling… Read more »

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Dudesplaining, The April Edition

April 22, 2014 Opinion 23

Last night I was linked to Yet Another Genre Thinkpiece By Someone With A Penis Which Is Therefore Worthy Of My Time No Matter How Uninformed The Author. I ranted on Twitter (as one does) and filed it in the circular bin. Things followed the predictable cycle this morning and… Read more »

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Hush by Carey Baldwin

Hush by Carey Baldwin

April 21, 2014 Reviews, Romantic Suspense 0

(NOTE: Between writing this review and posting it the author has corrected the Amazon page to reflect that it is a reissued work.) I DNF’d Carey Baldwin‘s Hush for reasons that didn’t have much to do with the story. One of my absolute hottest buttons is a rewritten work issued… Read more »

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