Monthly Archives:: July 2014

The Merits of Ethnic Tagging

July 19, 2014 Opinion 24

Earlier this week I asked how we should tag books where both leads are considered white. (I say considered because race is a social construct.) Ridley and Rameau find the tags useful for finding non-white reads. (Beks didn’t weigh in as she… Read more »

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Links: Friday, July 18th

Links: Friday, July 18th

July 18, 2014 Links 6

The perfect reaction gif for your files. This Month in Multicultural Romance – Alyssa Cole is at Romance at Random with mini-reviews for a half-dozen novellas that feature POC protagonists. Just about everyone I know has been crazy busy lately…. Read more »

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Links: Wednesday, July 16th

Links: Wednesday, July 16th

July 16, 2014 Links 3

On Illustrating Asian Characters Why Race Matters When We Write – Nancy Arroyo Ruffin is at For Harriet talking about how an author’s race is anything but irrelevant when she sits down to tell a story. Not talking about race… Read more »

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Links: Monday, July 14th

Links: Monday, July 14th

July 14, 2014 Links 1

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… Read more »

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Links: Friday, July 11th

Links: Friday, July 11th

July 11, 2014 Links 5

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… Read more »

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A Romantic Christmas in July

A Romantic Christmas in July

July 10, 2014 Movie / TV 2

I’ve been terrible at reading books lately. Or books have been terrible at reading me. Yeah, that’s it. It’s the books’ fault. Yeah. Instead of reading I’ve been doing weird stuff like spending time with my life mate and my… Read more »

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Links: Wednesday, July 9th

Links: Wednesday, July 9th

July 9, 2014 Links 6

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… Read more »

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