I’m rather liking the rethink-V-day activism around this year, which has ended up being a bit more substantive than some of the Anti-Valentine hating that I’ve seen around in other years. How about doing something positive/useful/affirming instead? Create rather than consume, or raise awareness about the limited ways we think about romance.
Ob Twilight: Breaking Dawn Thread
Love it? Hate it? Meh? It’s a bit hard to totally ignore this week, just sayin’. (obviously, Spoilers Alert)
Quickhit: Smart Bitches, Crippy Books?
Prompted by a request from a PWD reader, SB Sarah from romance book review site Smart Bitches, Trashy Books is asking for recommendations for romance novels featuring heroines with disabilities and/or chronic conditions.
Can you help? Would you like some recs?
Newsflash: Meyer didn’t invent the cheesy vampire romance genre
So apparently (and who knows if I’ve been hoaxed) the author of The Nocturne has sent Stephenie Meyer a copyright cease-and-desist over Breaking Dawn, the last of the Twilight novels. (Spoilers for both novels, obviously.) The author, Jordan Scott, claims… Read More ›
Friday Hoyden: Sookie Stackhouse
It’s a while since we’ve done a fictional hoyden, and I’m enjoying the series Trueblood, in which Sookie is the primary character, so far (Episode 4 of Season 1, based on the Southern Vampire series of novels by Charlaine Harris)…. Read More ›
Friday Hoyden: Katarina, aka The Shrew
Orlando has just returned to Sydney after a time living in the UK, and this article is the response promised to this earlier Friday Hoyden. What Can a Feminist do with a Shrew? Shrew: ‘a woman given to railing or… Read More ›