Posts Tagged: Reader Perspective

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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Dudesplaining, The April Edition

April 22, 2014 Opinion 23

Last night I was linked to Yet Another Genre Thinkpiece By Someone With A Penis Which Is Therefore Worthy Of My Time No Matter How Uninformed The Author. I ranted on Twitter (as one does) and filed it in the circular bin. Things followed the predictable cycle this morning and… Read more »

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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: Saturday, April 19th

Links: Saturday, April 19th

April 19, 2014 Links 3

Free Speech Dear columnists, romance fiction is not your bitch – Kat Mayo is sick of all the facile dismissal of romance and tells writers that their lack of due diligence is on notice. To the surprise of no one except those who prefer not to perform a basic Google… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, April 10th

Links: Thursday, April 10th

April 10, 2014 Links 2

Ducks: A sketch comic about working at Fort McMurray Why The Romance Genre Is Interesting, Relevant and Important – even if you think it’s bad – Jodi McAlister pens an excellent defense of the genre without stressing sales numbers. “By women, for women” notwithstanding, it’s an enthusiastic argument for romance… 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: Tuesday, February 25th

Links: Tuesday, February 25th

February 25, 2014 Links 2

Young People Swap Clothes With Grandparents And Parents A Rape Survivor on Writing “Non-Con” – Belleau writes a powerful meditation on being someone who’s experienced rape and writing non-con erotica. As someone who’s experienced sexual assault and reads non-con erotica, I found myself nodding along with her post. Survivor or… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, February 13th

Links: Thursday, February 13th

February 13, 2014 Links 3

The Sa’wkele, The Ku-Ku, The Boqta, The Henin: How the Mongol Occupation of Europe Changed European Women’s Fashion Forever – MedievalPOC has a great post on how the iconic “princess hat” comes from the headwear of Mongolian noblewomen. SBHM Feature: K. M. Jackson – Author K.M. Jackson talks about the… Read more »

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Is It Romance Or Is It Erotica?

February 9, 2014 Opinion 22

Ridley and I are both advocates of porn. Wait, that sounds wrong. Hm, let’s try that again. There have been many discussions between Ridley and Meoskop (that’s me!) about what makes a good romance. We both believe the key ingredient is heroic people. By heroic we don’t mean perfect, we… Read more »

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