Posts Tagged: Disability

Links: Thursday, October 16th

Links: Thursday, October 16th

October 16, 2014 Links 4

Today’s Links: Everything Wrong With What John Grisham Said – There’s not much for me to add to this. Grisham said some reeeeeeealy messed up shit about childhood sexual assault and was vaguely racist about it to boot. Content Note: This post contains Grisham’s words and his defence of child… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, October 2nd

Links: Thursday, October 2nd

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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: Saturday, September 27th

Links: Saturday, September 27th

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Today’s Links: Ellora’s Cave Sues Dear Author Book Blog for Defamation – If you’re not on Twitter, you might have missed this little gem. Here’s something crazy. Romance publisher Ellora’s Cave has been having financial issues for the past year or so, but rather than sit down and fix them… Read more »

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Disability-Themed Romance Novels

Disability-Themed Romance Novels

September 19, 2014 Reading Guide 12

A few years ago, I did this post as an “If You Like…” over on Dear Author. Sadly, I don’t have any new books to add beyond a single, heavily-caveated rec for Sweet Annie but I thought I’d repost this with a few minor changes for anyone who hasn’t seen… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, September 13th

Links: Saturday, September 13th

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Today’s Links: You Never Forget Your First – I love these posts about the first romance novel people read. Mine was Gayle Callen’s Never Dare a Duke, which was full of every trope I’d DNF a book for now but completely entertained me at the time. It had a Nathan… 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: Friday, August 29th

Links: Friday, August 29th

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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

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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

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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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