Posts Tagged: History

Links: Saturday, August 2nd

Links: Saturday, August 2nd

August 2, 2014 Links 1

Samuel Beckett Motivational Cat Posters Dead Lesbians Versus None At All: A Brief History of Lesbian Pulp Fiction. – This post is from March but it’s new to me and a super interesting look at mid-century erotic pulp novels. These novels, cheaply printed and mass produced for sale in places… Read more »

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Links: Monday, July 28th

Links: Monday, July 28th

July 28, 2014 Links 2

Samba in a mechanical leg Sexualized Saturdays: Queer Stories are Tragic Stories – Renae Jones tweeted this earlier and said “This is why I like the idea of lesbian romance.” HEA is a powerful thing. Popular media is making teensy tiny strides in queer representation, but it’s still light years… Read more »

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Links: Wednesday, July 9th

Links: Wednesday, July 9th

July 9, 2014 Links 6

Assistance dogs: How to spot them Rainbow Rowell Does Romance With A Subversive (Read: Realistic) Twist – Here’s what I don’t get: How effective is it to market something as a romance (but not)? Don’t you turn off romance fans by implying the genre they enjoy and therefore their taste… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, July 3rd

Links: Thursday, July 3rd

July 3, 2014 Links 2

Team USA Goalie Tim Howard Goes Viral: All the Best Memes ACT NOW: Keep “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” on summer reading lists – A school board in Delaware recently voted to remove this YA about a young lesbian coming of age on the grounds that it had too much… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, June 21st

Links: Saturday, June 21st

June 21, 2014 Links 3

Cat Shaming Only Spinning Forward: On the Commercial Viability of LGBTQ Literature – What I know about trends in general fiction could fill a thimble but this article completely ignoring romance seemed to weaken its argument pretty significantly. Aside from sucking generally, this dismissal of LGBTQ artwork has personal resonance… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, June 19th

Links: Thursday, June 19th

June 19, 2014 Links 1

A bad idea no one can resist. Gendered Violence, Annotated – Olivia Waite read through a writing guide and was horrified at the prevalence of violence against women offered as great examples of ways to add drama to your writing. James Scott Bell, the author of Revisions and Self-Editing, is… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, June 7th

Links: Saturday, June 7th

June 7, 2014 Links 4

Artifact from the secret cabinets of Catherine the Great. (Allegedly. I can’t find a source.) Criminals and Heartbreakers – Brie compares her reactions to a contemporary romance with a violent hero and a paranormal with a violent hero and wonders what makes the difference. This dichotomy of sorts is fascinating… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, June 5th

Links: Thursday, June 5th

June 5, 2014 Links 2

Just a guy taking a selfie with a llama in a party hat. Female/female romance – Riptide editor Sarah Frantz weighs in on why f/f isn’t as popular as m/m. I don’t disagree with what she says but it’s more complex than this quick post. (Post has a video of… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, May 22nd

Links: Thursday, May 22nd

May 22, 2014 Links 3

A Trove Of 400,000 Images From The Met That You Can Use For Free 50 Shades of Nonsense – There was yet another awful article published where a Man shared his Manly Thoughts on romance. Natalie breaks it down for our small ladybrains. Giraldi’s article is an absolute textbook example… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, April 24th

Links: Thursday, April 24th

April 24, 2014 Links 14

The noble hound. Little Miss Crabby Pants Fires The Canon – There’s been a lot of reaction to Noah Berlatsky’s Salon article but I really liked this response from Wendy the Superlibrarian. First, no book anywhere is going to be universally loved. People being people after all. What canons should… Read more »

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