Posts Tagged: Reader Perspective

Reptile Romance – The TL:DR Edition

Reptile Romance – The TL:DR Edition

October 20, 2013 Opinion 10

It's been a very long 48 hours in Romanceland. Between Jack The Ripper / Skirt Flipper  and That Book With The Lizard Lead my social media feeds have been hopping. On Monday night, after way too many Gorn vs Sleestak jokes  I tweeted a string of thoughts including “Plantation gave way to… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, October 17th

Links: Thursday, October 17th

October 17, 2013 Links 2

Christian Louboutin’s ‘nude’ shoes reclaim the word for non-white skin The Dreaded DNF: 10 Things That Make Me Close a Book for Good – I liked the post, but the best stuff is in the comments. This one in particular made me snort laugh. This is a silly one, but… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, October 15th

Links: Tuesday, October 15th

October 15, 2013 Links 0

American Indian Group Puts the Racism of Some Sports Logos Into Context SFF in Conversation: Beyond Violence – This conversation about “grimdark” fantasy seems to mirror trends we’re seeing in “extreme” romance. So let’s call it gritty fantasy for now, because that’s a more reliable word. Gritty has almost become… Read more »

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Jack The Ripper, Skirt Flipper

Jack The Ripper, Skirt Flipper

October 13, 2013 Opinion 24

While we’re busy not shaming each other’s kinks I’d like to talk about each other’s triggers. The rape fantasy has largely left mainstream genre romance but a new trope has risen to take it’s place, that of the abusive hero. in Karen Robards’ new series the heroine is fascinated by… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, October 12

Links: Saturday, October 12

October 12, 2013 Links 1

This Is Not Porn – I’ve lost hours to this collection of lesser-known images of celebrities. In Defense of the Amateur Review – Authors who call for more professional reviewing or for some sort of standards miss a crucial element of the equation: they don’t get to decide which reviews… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, September 26th

Links: Thursday, September 26th

September 26, 2013 Links 3

Grammar Grumble Mugs – Set of all 6 Why I Write Negative Reviews (Hint: Authors, it’s not all about you) – After all the recent drama, I appreciate the reminder about why we’re in the reviewing “business.” And if my reviews do, somehow, manage to “ruin” the author(s): how is… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, September 19th

Links: Thursday, September 19th

September 19, 2013 Links 5

Tatsuo Horiuchi | the 73-year old Excel spreadsheet artist 8 REASONS PEOPLE OF COLOR MUST RALLY FOR A LONG OVERDUE “WHITE HISTORY MONTH” – The “SPF50 NEVER FORGET” sign was pretty clutch. It’s tough out there for us pale folk. When I wrote an essay about white guys with Yellow… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, September 17th

Links: Tuesday, September 17th

September 17, 2013 Links 1

I’m going to do this links post a bit differently and use it to catalog some of the key posts in the ongoing discussion book culture is having about reviewers, authors, and reviewing books as an author. So much has been said already that any post I wrote would basically… Read more »

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How To Ruin Your Series For Me In One Easy Step

How To Ruin Your Series For Me In One Easy Step

September 9, 2013 Opinion 28

Today’s post is from our friend Alicia, and she hits the nail on the head. You can find her on Goodreads.  It is probably something that didn’t even cross your mind. Or, at least, I hope it didn’t. You wanted to include some diversity in your cast of characters. So… Read more »

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Links: Monday, September 2nd

Links: Monday, September 2nd

September 2, 2013 Links 1

Widower submits a song about his wife of 73 years to a songwriting contest – Oh my god, this is just all the feels. When 96-year-old Fred saw a songwriting contest advertised in the paper he couldn’t help but write one for his wife who’d passed away only a month… Read more »

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