Posts Tagged: Criticism

Links: Thursday, September 18th

Links: Thursday, September 18th

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Today’s Links: Brave New (Marketing and Promotion) World – Evangeline Holland talks about some of the ways she sees the romance community as having become much more about promo than discussion. A lot of what she writes about is why LITM doesn’t do buy links, giveaways, cover reveals or the… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, September 16th

Links: Tuesday, September 16th

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Today’s Links: A Rough Guide on Where to Find South Asian Lit – Swapna Krishna highlights some books and publishers to check out if you’re looking for South Asian fiction. So, if you’re looking for South Asian novels, where do you go? The surprising answer? Very small, independent, and often… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, September 11th

Links: Thursday, September 11th

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Today’s Links: Romance Writers Told This Type of Hero Would Never Sell. These Authors Showed How Hot They Could Be. – I wish very much that mainstream coverage of romance could move beyond sneering derision or uncritical puff pieces. I also wish we’d stop writing pieces that assume women aren’t… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, September 9th

Links: Tuesday, September 9th

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Today’s Links: The ahistorical historical: we’re all id reading now – Sunita got her ranty pants on over historical details and her conclusions about id-reading really resonated with me. Everything in books lately seems to be there to deliver a certain emotional experience for the modern, “mainstream” reader. For example,… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, September 6th

Links: Saturday, September 6th

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Today’s Links: The Man and the Hero – I’m not really a fan of the terms “alpha” and “beta” as terms to describe romance heroes and this post hits on some of the things I dislike about them. Yes, I know romance novels are all fiction. I just worry sometimes… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, September 4th

Links: Thursday, September 4th

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Today’s Links: Barbara Palmer: Why we read romance novels – Ostensibly this was written as a celebration of the genre, but I found it super patronizing. I’m sick of talking about women and women’s interests like we’re an alien or arcane entity that needs to be interpreted. “Women crave being… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, September 2nd

Links: Tuesday, September 2nd

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Today’s Links: Middle School Teacher on Administrative Leave – Apparently a middle school teacher in Maryland has been suspended, subjected to a psych evaluation and moved to an “undisclosed location” for writing a sci-fi novel about a school shooting in the far future. This news story reads like a press… Read more »

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Links: Monday, August 25th

Links: Monday, August 25th

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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: Monday, August 18th

Links: Monday, August 18th

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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 8th

Links: Friday, August 8th

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Slug Solos Why I’m Not Reviewing Self-Published Books – A post about how a few self-publishers who won’t respect boundaries ruin it for everyone. Author K.M. Jackson linked this on Twitter then pointed out that this backlash especially affects authors of diverse books that publishers are reluctant to buy. Authors… Read more »

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