Posts Tagged: Criticism

Class and Privilege: The Listen Linda Edition

Class and Privilege: The Listen Linda Edition

October 23, 2014 Opinion 9

I am so incredibly tired of talking about the Halestrom. Linda, honey, listen. She’s going to prosper. As are all the BBA’s currently throwing their weight around. The reason there will be no economic backlash for them is tied to a class system far bigger than the book blogger world. At the… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, October 21st

Links: Tuesday, October 21st

October 21, 2014 Links 0

Today’s Links: Why I trunked my novel – A white author who lived in Bangkok explains why they decided to scrap their Thai-set novel after seeing how people praised it as “exotic intrigue.” Regardless of my good intentions and how much or little justice I did them, it had already… Read more »

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Links: Kathleen Hale Edition

Links: Kathleen Hale Edition

October 19, 2014 Links 3

Today’s Links: ‘Am I being catfished?’ An author confronts her number one online critic – First things first, here’s Hale’s post in the Guardian where she admits to stalking a Goodreads reviewer for months before renting a car to drive to their house (archived link that won’t give the site… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, October 14th

Links: Tuesday, October 14th

October 14, 2014 Links 3

Today’s Links: “There’s not much interest in F/F.” Wait…what? – f/f author Andi Marquette talks about how “there’s no market for f/f romance” is both untrue and unfairly limiting. I’d also argue that it lets people off easy for marginalizing lesbians/bi women. In other words, yes, there is a market… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, October 11th

Links: Saturday, October 11th

October 11, 2014 Links 0

Today’s Links: Reading while Latina – Ana Canino Fluit (@anacoqui on Twitter) talks about reading romance as a Latina and which tropes and themes she particularly enjoys. I am Latina romance reader and reviewer. Born and raised in Puerto Rico I have now lived nearly half of my life in… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, October 9th

Links: Thursday, October 9th

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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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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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Links: Thursday, September 25th

Links: Thursday, September 25th

September 25, 2014 Links 1

Today’s Links: “everyone was doing it then so nobody thought it was wrong” – MedievalPOC goes in on “that’s just how it was” and how that’s used to excuse the way things are today. What we have here is a near-terminal case of “Things Were Just Like That Back Then”…. Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, September 23rd

Links: Tuesday, September 23rd

September 23, 2014 Links 3

Today’s Links: Love and Sex in the Dark Future by Angelia Sparrow – Sparrow has a quick post here talking about love, sex and romantic relationships in dystopian worlds. Romance is all about transformation though the power of love. But what happens when love bumps its nose against control, against… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, September 20th

Links: Saturday, September 20th

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Today’s Links: Better, Less Offensive History – Olivia Waite attends her college reunion and some artwork she sees there leads to a great post about how historical romance whitewashes history. What matters, I think, are not so much the mistakes, but the mistakes we insist upon repeating. Repetition creates a… Read more »

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