Posts Tagged: LGBT

Resources For Readers

April 27, 2014 Opinion, Reading Guide 6

In light of recent discussions about romance lacking a literary canon and being a difficult genre for new readers to get started in, we’re attempting to compile a list of resources for readers fairly new to the genre. These are not necessarily endorsements. This is an ongoing project and obviously… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, April 24th

Links: Thursday, April 24th

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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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Links: Tuesday, April 15th

Links: Tuesday, April 15th

April 15, 2014 Links 1

Definition of adding insult to injury… Can we talk about black women in stock photos? – Courtney Milan searches stock photo sites for women in wedding dresses that she can run through Photoshop for her book covers. When she went looking for a picture of a black woman, the results… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, April 3rd

Links: Thursday, April 3rd

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Photographing A Year In India’s Queer “Kothi” Community The Case for Profanity in Print – Maybe it’s me, but this coy habit of dancing around profanity and slurs (unless it’s a certain football team) seems to be peculiar to the American press. It’s all so silly, really. Our society’s comfort… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, April 1st

Links: Tuesday, April 1st

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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: Tuesday, March 25th

Links: Tuesday, March 25th

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Hi five! AAR takes on graphic novels – AAR isn’t really my scene, but this post caught my eye. I didn’t even know there were graphic novel romances. I’m very excited to announce that AAR will be reviewing romance graphic novels. We’ve reviewed a few in the past, but this… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, March 22nd

Links: Saturday, March 22nd

March 22, 2014 Links 0

Pounce Harmful Communication: The “I Love You” Defense – Now this is a post I want every romance author to read. If the characters are arguing about something and the defense boils down to “I love you, and I was just doing what I think is best for you” I… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, March 6th

Links: Thursday, March 6th

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A cause I support 100% Triggered – The New Republic published an article the other day entitled “Trigger Happy: The ‘Trigger Warning’ Has Spread from Blogs to College Classes. Can It Be Stopped?” I thought it was both poorly argued and mean-spirited, and Melissa McEwan does a good job of… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, February 27th

Links: Thursday, February 27th

February 27, 2014 Links 1

Fashion in 14th century Mosul (Iraq): a new exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery All the Sporty Ladies: Female Athletes in Romance Novels – Does what it says on the tin. I’m all about athletic heroines. Give them to me. But what happens when a heroine is the athlete? Fewer women… Read more »

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Dirty Laundry by Heidi Cullinan

Dirty Laundry by Heidi Cullinan

February 24, 2014 Contemporary, Reviews 2

One night on Twitter I asked people to let me know about books they knew dealt with disability and/or had PoC characters because it’s not easy to search for that on NetGalley or retailer sites. Heidi Cullinan tweeted me to suggest two of her books as fitting the bill, then… Read more »

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