Posts By: Ridley

September Open Thread

September Open Thread

September 1, 2014 Open Thread 7

Happy first of the month! Here’s what we read in August: 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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Links: Friday, August 29th

Links: Friday, August 29th

August 29, 2014 Links 23

Today’s Links: ‘Dear Prudence’ Just Gave the Most Offensive Advice Imaginable to a Bisexual Woman – This week in biphobia features the generally-awful Emily Yoffe stuffing a woman back into the closet and locking it shut. In an earnest letter, “Irrelevant Closet” notes her husband’s hesitation about the idea of… Read more »

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Links: Wednesday, August 27th

Links: Wednesday, August 27th

August 27, 2014 Links 4

Today’s Links: Medieval Hair Care – MedievalPOC has a great post on medieval hair and skin products. This note at the end is great too. It’s a good reminder that anti-blackness hasn’t always been a common assumption. A last note-these cosmetic recipes come from a book known as “The Trotula”,… Read more »

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Links: Monday, August 25th

Links: Monday, August 25th

August 25, 2014 Links 4

Today’s Links: The Outlander Drinking Game – If you’ve read Outlander, you need to read this. It nails the book perfectly (to a table). Whether you’re reading the Outlander series for the first time or re-reading with the new TV show, we invite you to play along with us as… Read more »

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Links: Friday, August 22nd

Links: Friday, August 22nd

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Today’s Links: To Achieve Diversity In Publishing, A Difficult Dialogue Beats Silence – An important post about how white publishing is and how that needs to change if we want to elevate a wider diversity of voices and stories. Last spring, a group calling itself We Need Diverse Books launched… Read more »

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What I’m Reading/Reviewing Next

What I’m Reading/Reviewing Next

August 21, 2014 Reading Guide 1

The Color of Love by Sandra Kitt An artist trapped in an unfulfilling relationship, Leah Downey wants more out of life. But she plays it safe, never venturing too far from her comfort zone . . . not since the night she was mugged at knifepoint. Beginning a relationship with… Read more »

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Links: Wednesday, August 20th

Links: Wednesday, August 20th

August 20, 2014 Links 0

Today’s Links: The rest is drag – Alexis Hall continues the conversation that E.E. Ottoman started about LGBT fiction and straight writers and readers and compares m/m romance to drag. X is never exactly like Y, of course, but the similarities are pretty striking, now that it’s been pointed out… Read more »

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They Say Love Is Blind by Pepper Pace

They Say Love Is Blind by Pepper Pace

August 19, 2014 Contemporary, Reviews 4 DNF

I’ve spoken at length here about disability issues and I’ve reviewed a number of romances that featured disabled characters. What I haven’t done much of, though, is read or review romances with disabled characters who aren’t white. Disability-themed books are kind of hard to search for, since they rarely announce… Read more »

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Links: Monday, August 18th

Links: Monday, August 18th

August 18, 2014 Links 9

Military kit through the ages: from the Battle of Hastings to Helmand On the Presumed Heterosexual Cisgender Audience and Writing LGBT Romance – Author E.E. Ottoman wrote a lengthy post about cisgender, heterosexual readers and writers and how they can’t be who dictates the tone of LGBT romance. For instance… Read more »

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Links: Friday, August 15th

Links: Friday, August 15th

August 15, 2014 Links 2

“Doctor Who” Engagement Photos Real marketing, fake slavery, and my last nerve – When Sunita breaks out the F-bombs, shit just got real. Her post hits on a number of the reasons why I avoid straight-woman authored m/m, which got me lit up for supposedly silencing women writers. m/m fans… Read more »

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