Posts Tagged: LGBT

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 23rd

Links: Wednesday, July 23rd

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Famous Cats Of Pop Culture Recreated With LEGO Pieces Authenticity in Romance; or, The Land of 10,000 Dukes – This discussion about dukes and other tropes that have come to dominate certain sub-genres gives me feelings, but I can’t quite articulate what exactly. Emma Barry has some interesting observations about… Read more »

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Links: Monday, July 14th

Links: Monday, July 14th

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Always Be Squinching And Other Tricks From A Portrait Photographer The Problem With Buzzfeed Books – Ceilidh goes in on BuzzFeed Books and why it disappoints her. I’m pretty bored with the whole site, myself. Buzzfeed has massive influence over internet discourse, and yet they seem to be taking that… Read more »

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Links: Friday, July 11th

Links: Friday, July 11th

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Trigger Warning: Breakfast Dear School Boards of America: Have a Backbone. Also, Read Books. – I’m sure you’re all going to be quite shocked to hear that school boards rarely read a challenged book before voting to ban it. I know I could hardly believe it. None of the school… Read more »

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Links: Wednesday, July 9th

Links: Wednesday, July 9th

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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

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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: Thursday, June 26th

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Tom Waits/Cookie Monster mashup – God’s Away On Business On Street Teams, and My Lack of One – I strongly dislike the sort of reader who’s attracted to joining a “street team.” At best they’re sycophantic cheerleaders and at worst they’re intimidating bullies. I avoid reading authors with street teams… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, June 17th

Links: Tuesday, June 17th

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Ubisoft Refused To Talk To Me About Women Women writing m/m, yada yada, redux, etc. – I’m putting this here but I don’t agree that the authors writing the books are irrelevant. m/m is a genre run, edited, written and read mostly by women, largely straight women, and I don’t… 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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Frenemy of the People by Nora Olsen

Frenemy of the People by Nora Olsen

May 16, 2014 Contemporary, Reviews 1

Clarissa and Lexie couldn’t be more different. Clarissa is a chirpy, optimistic do-gooder and a top rider on the school’s equestrian team. Lexie is an angry, punk rock activist and the only out lesbian at their school. When Clarissa declares she’s bi and starts a Gay-Straight Alliance, she unwittingly presses… Read more »

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