Posts Tagged: Genre History

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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A Billion-Dollar Affair by Karen Valby

A Billion-Dollar Affair by Karen Valby

October 17, 2014 Opinion 5

This morning my Twitter timeline was full of excitement about Entertainment Weekly‘s multi-page coverage of the romance genre. Over breakfast I made myself a bingo / drinking game card. Over lunch I decided I’d be too inebriated to finish my day. Here’s why A Billion-dollar Affair left me cold. If you’ve… Read more »

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The TL;DR Erotic Romance Edition

The TL;DR Erotic Romance Edition

October 2, 2014 Opinion 29

A number of recent social media threads came together this week in a get-off-my-lawn way. First there was a Defense of Romance at SBTB that came not to praise romance, but to bury it. While I’m tired of genre defense in general, I am especially tired of the point made… Read more »

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Moonstruck Madness and Domestic Violence

Moonstruck Madness and Domestic Violence

February 23, 2014 Opinion 1

I bang on a lot about the way domestic violence can be subtly normalized in the genre. Back in the day, the DV was more open and obvious than it is now. While rereading Moonstruck Madness I wondered if the lack of subtlety will make readers less accepting of the… Read more »

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Moonstruck Madness by Laurie McBain

Moonstruck Madness by Laurie McBain

February 21, 2014 Historical, Reviews 4

Laurie McBain is an author  often underrepresented in casual histories of the genre. Moonstruck Madness did massive business. I decided to revisit Moonstruck Madness because it was the book I remembered the least. MM is a glorious train wreck of domestic violence and kitchen sink plotting. No wonder I forgot most of… Read more »

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