Posts Tagged: Reader Perspective

Parsimonious Peers

Parsimonious Peers

January 12, 2014 Opinion 4

As usual, Sarah MacLean’s latest book made me crazy enough to follow my review with a generic genre fatigue piece. I don’t even know where to start, but I do know that this will go beyond spoilers and into examination. Read No Duke Goes Unpunished first, if you’re at all… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, January 11th

Links: Saturday, January 11th

January 11, 2014 Links 1

This Guy Used A Groupon To Give His Kitten A Photo Shoot At J.C. Penney And Oh My God It’s Amazing – As advertised. Must I take the High Road? A rant in the making. – Like I said on Twitter: I am all about heroines getting angry and not… Read more »

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Strawmen On Parade (Blame Las)

Strawmen On Parade (Blame Las)

January 5, 2014 Opinion 15

Pity the poor romance reader. Despite driving the mass market in sales she is never as fully appreciated as those who read loftier works, however the day is defining that. She must fight against the dismissive assumption by others that she is reading porn for women. She must fight, even… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, December 17th

Links: Tuesday, December 17th

December 17, 2013 Links 3

This is what I think of gift shopping. Let’s Talk About Reviews – Lord, this woman needs to take a seat. All I want for Christmas is an end to blog posts from authors telling readers how to write their reviews to best suit authors’ needs and feelings. NOPE. I’m… Read more »

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Reading While White (The Finicky Reader)

Reading While White (The Finicky Reader)

December 15, 2013 Opinion 8

The TL:DR edition of this post is “Fellow white readers, we’re cheating ourselves.” The PS TL:DR edition of this post is that I wrote it last week, and it’s been rendered moot by Liz & Beks laying it out straight in this comment thread. “It’s been my experience that when people… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, December 3rd

Links: Tuesday, December 3rd

December 3, 2013 Links 1

Romance SCHOLARLY LESSONS I’VE LEARNED FROM TRASHY ROMANCE NOVELS – This post is defensive romance reader BINGO. See how many cliches you can spot. As I plowed my way through countless stories of lovely young bluestockings falling in love with princes and pirates, I was surprised to find that I… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, November 16th

Links: Saturday, November 16th

November 16, 2013 Links 5

Images of Regency-era free people of colour MUCH ADO ABOUT NICENESS – A smart take on the value of negative criticism. Interesting to see it’s being debated outside genre fandoms. Some might argue that there’s no particular reason that the establishment of a positive place shouldn’t be a perfectly viable… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, November 12th

Links: Tuesday, November 12th

November 12, 2013 Links 2

Pictures From Poppa – A tumblr of pictures her grandfather took, starting when he shipped out to Germany in 1945 during WWII. Mind the Queue: Privilege, Diversity and Romance by Suleikha Snyder – Snyder’s response to the Brockmann article is spot on. While it’s great to see more white authors… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, November 5th

Links: Tuesday, November 5th

November 5, 2013 Links 6

Winter is coming – Boo, dark before five, booooooooo. Surrender to Love: An Edith Layton Appreciation – “Edith talked a few times about books she had that didn’t fit the market. I don’t know how many were completed. She published one of those not quite romances under her legal name,… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, November 2nd

Links: Saturday, November 2nd

November 2, 2013 Links 6

The Golden Girls Brick People Toy Set The Logic of Stupid Poor People – A lot of interesting stuff in here about respectability politics and all the ways the game is rigged against the poor. I remember my mother taking a next door neighbor down to the social service agency…. Read more »

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