Posts Tagged: Criticism

Links: Saturday, April 19th

Links: Saturday, April 19th

April 19, 2014 Links 3

Free Speech Dear columnists, romance fiction is not your bitch – Kat Mayo is sick of all the facile dismissal of romance and tells writers that their lack of due diligence is on notice. To the surprise of no one except those who prefer not to perform a basic Google… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, April 17

Links: Thursday, April 17

April 17, 2014 Links 2

Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania’s diverse student body Gorgeous and Gritty: The Appeal of Gritty Romance in Skye Warren’s Wanderlust – This post by Cara McKenna is why I hate the term “gritty romance.” This book sounds like a fucking ode to rape culture. If that’s “gritty romance,” what am… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, April 15th

Links: Tuesday, April 15th

April 15, 2014 Links 1

Definition of adding insult to injury… Can we talk about black women in stock photos? – Courtney Milan searches stock photo sites for women in wedding dresses that she can run through Photoshop for her book covers. When she went looking for a picture of a black woman, the results… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, April 12th

Links: Saturday, April 12th

April 12, 2014 Links 12

It’s right behind me, isn’t it? J is for Eloisa James – Olivia Waite discusses The Duke is Mine by Eloisa James and the book sounds awful. It sounds as bad as the one James novel I read that combined ableism, racism, colonialism, a stereotypical gay man and a lying,… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, April 10th

Links: Thursday, April 10th

April 10, 2014 Links 2

Ducks: A sketch comic about working at Fort McMurray Why The Romance Genre Is Interesting, Relevant and Important – even if you think it’s bad – Jodi McAlister pens an excellent defense of the genre without stressing sales numbers. “By women, for women” notwithstanding, it’s an enthusiastic argument for romance… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, April 8th

Links: Tuesday, April 8th

April 8, 2014 Links 4

Buried Badasses: The Forgotten Heroines of pre-Code Comics F is for Fuck’s Sake, Frankly, My Dear – All of Olivia Waite’s A-Z posts have been great so far, but I can’t link to all of them. This one was just so much WTF, though, that I had to share. Avon… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, April 5th

Links: Saturday, April 5th

April 5, 2014 Links 11

Cats in Flowering Trees An open letter to the Sydney Writers’ Festival – I liked this letter commenting on a festival’s decision to not include romance programming in their schedule, but I do wish we could move beyond defenses of the genre that center how profitable it is. Your refusal… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, April 3rd

Links: Thursday, April 3rd

April 3, 2014 Links 2

Photographing A Year In India’s Queer “Kothi” Community The Case for Profanity in Print – Maybe it’s me, but this coy habit of dancing around profanity and slurs (unless it’s a certain football team) seems to be peculiar to the American press. It’s all so silly, really. Our society’s comfort… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, April 1st

Links: Tuesday, April 1st

April 1, 2014 Links 4

Black Vaudeville Photoset Some (More) Scattered Thoughts About Romancelandia, Overthinking, and Balance – A great post from Pamela where she muses about how she reads and reviews and wonders if reading closely sucks the fun out of it or if it’s just another way of enjoying what she reads. My… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, March 29th

Links: Saturday, March 29th

March 29, 2014 Links 0

Photoshop Battle: Caturday Edition Blogging From April A to Z: Intersectional Feminism in Romance Series! – I really enjoy following romance author Olivia Waite on Twitter and I think this series sounds equal parts awesome and frightening. That’s a lot of blogging for one person in a month! So I… Read more »

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