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Valentine’s Day: alternative ways to celebrate

14 Feb
Sign on a background of library shelves; "Runoff rule #1: W'ere here to save voting rights...and savor the wails and lamentations of those who try to outbid us. Romancing the Vote 2022 edition. February 14th."

In this house, we 1 celebrate by reading good books, plotting how not to engage with bullshit opinions on genre romance, and by doing what we can to preserve democracy in the U.S.A.

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Genre romance: expressing our values, sharing our myth

28 Jan

Earlier this month, the podcast Fated Mates, by Sarah Maclean and Jen Prokop, had an episode with genre romance legend Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick/Jayne Castle, she of the many pseudonyms, queen of “reinventing herself under a new pen name as circumstances warranted”, as part of a series of Romance Trailblazers interviews.

I have been thinking about it a lot, just…not very happy thoughts.

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Being more inclusive

8 Oct
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The Peacock Dress: a tale of white women’s privilege and tears.

24 Sep

Or what RWA’s racism and discrimination look like in another community.

White woman standing, wearing a heavily embroidered, shoulder-baring dress, with the train spread forward to her left.
Portrait of Mary Leiter, Lady Curzon, Vicereine of India, wearing the Peacock Dress and her crown, by William Logsdail.
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