Posts By: Ridley

Obligatory #RT14 Recap Post

Obligatory #RT14 Recap Post

May 25, 2014 Opinion 17

If you’ve been on Twitter at all in the past week, you’ve undoubtedly seen links to dozens of posts recapping last week’s RT Booklover’s Convention. I flew down to New Orleans to attend RT for the first time this year, so now it’s my turn to add my $.02. Since… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, May 24th

Links: Saturday, May 24th

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Cat with a Butterfly “[U]niformly awful and awfully uniform”: how not to engage with genre fiction – Jodi McAlister adds her voice to the “STFU Giraldi” choir and it’s great stuff. But what’s this dismissiveness about? Often, it’s disguised a bit better, but in Giraldi’s piece, it’s clear. It’s the… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, May 22nd

Links: Thursday, May 22nd

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A Trove Of 400,000 Images From The Met That You Can Use For Free 50 Shades of Nonsense – There was yet another awful article published where a Man shared his Manly Thoughts on romance. Natalie breaks it down for our small ladybrains. Giraldi’s article is an absolute textbook example… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, May 13th

Links: Tuesday, May 13th

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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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Links: Saturday, May 10th

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The definition of friendship and true love How Romance Is Like Lacrosse – I find this post interesting because 1. I didn’t play lacrosse as a girl because I refused to play sports with “girl” rules that differed from “boy” rules. 2. I’m not having too much trouble avoiding kink… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, May 8th

Links: Thursday, May 8th

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Adorable Eleventh Doctor Cosplay Stigma and surprise – Sociologists Jen Lois and Joanna Gregson are studying the romance industry for their project and they have a post about the ways the genre isn’t afforded respect. The second reason is that the stigma is so powerful it is actually rubbing off… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday May 6th

Links: Tuesday May 6th

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Ugly Renaissance Babies Reading Desire: “Dark Notes on Paper” – Liz has a great post on sex scenes and desire in romance and why much of it bores her. As usual, the comments are as insightful as the post. When I first discovered romance and erotica (both when I was… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, May 3rd

Links: Saturday, May 3rd

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Rawr! BREAKING NEWS: Media Still Sexist In Reporting of Romance Industry – It was announced on Friday that News Corp was buying Harlequin and putting it under Harper Collins. The news coverage was exactly as “clever” as you thought it would be and littered with sniggering and bad puns. Heidi… Read more »

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May Open Thread

May 1, 2014 Open Thread 7

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? Stressed out about Habs vs. Bruins in the playoffs? (I KNOW… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, May 1st

Links: Thursday, May 1st

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The classical dance form Bharatanatyam Boom Goes The Canon: romance, the canon problem, and iconic works – Jodi McAlister weighs in on the canon conundrum. In other news, I’m still amused by cannon/canon puns. I’m hopeless. I’m not, however, opposed to identifying iconic texts and writers, because romance certainly has… Read more »

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