Posts Tagged: History

Links: Tuesday, April 22nd

Links: Tuesday, April 22nd

April 22, 2014 Links 5

How to Give Dolls “Natural” Hair The genre debate: ‘Literary fiction’ is just clever marketing – Not the most coherent post, but I’d agree that genre definitions are often marketing distinctions rather than assessments of the books’ content. “Genre fiction” is a nasty phrase – when did genre turn into… 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 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: 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: Thursday, March 26th

Links: Thursday, March 26th

March 27, 2014 Links 5

A bunch of flowers. Is My Character “Black Enough”? Advice on Writing Cross-Culturally – I waffled on linking this because it appears to be written by a white woman, but the advice seemed solid and she does include other people’s answers at the end. YMMV To answer your other questions:… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, March 18th

Links: Tuesday, March 18th

March 18, 2014 Links 2

17 of the Most Amazing Treehouses From Around The World Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books? – Walter Dean Myers writes about how not seeing himself represented in fiction affected him as a child, why he writes juvenile fiction and how he worries about the future of… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, March 15th

Links: Saturday, March 15th

March 15, 2014 Links 3

Had a rough week? Here’s a cat napping. Unlikable Heroines – Erin Satie writes about the oft discussed “unlikable heroine” and wonders what we mean, exactly, when we use the terms likable or unlikable. When I dislike the protagonist, I do not care. And, before too long, I do not… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, March 4th

Links: Tuesday, March 4th

March 4, 2014 Links 0

Verily I say unto ye The Girl Myth in YA Fiction (And Beyond) – Kelly Jensen talks about the ways gender influences how readers talk about book characters. We talk at lengths, however, about female characters’ likability. And it’s a binary, with absolutely no room between the two end points…. Read more »

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Links: Saturday, March 1st

Links: Saturday, March 1st

March 1, 2014 Links 4

Caturday is no laughing matter. Romance 101: Can romance novels turn non-readers into booklovers? – One of my favorite bloggers is Pamela/Badass Romance and this interview with her friend @RomanceProf Jessie Matthews, who teaches an undergraduate course on romance, is the kind of high-quality post that makes her such a… Read more »

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