I’ve been saying for a while now (mostly to myself but sometimes to future Mr. paperispatient) that I’d like to do more reviews for this column…We always like to mix things up, and the few reviews we’ve done so far were really fun to write. And we know you all are a bookish and clever lot and thought you might enjoy being included so that we can have more of a book discussion as opposed to us reviewing it and you taking our word for it that this book is awesome or that book is embarrassingly awful.
Future Mr. paperispatient got me The New Topping Book and The New Bottoming Book for Hanukkah, which was unfortunately right around the time that my job got extra busy and hectic, and they’ve been sitting on my nightstand just waiting for me to pick them up and curl up with them and a glass of wine and a pencil to mark my favorite parts. So if anybody is interested in joining in, we’ll be reviewing them in a couple weeks. (How soon exactly depends mostly on how quickly we can both read them – if any of you want to read along, we can set a more helpful schedule in the comments!) We haven’t decided yet if we’re going to devote a separate post to each one or have more of a dialogue between the two in one post, but that’s what the two of us are going to be reading, and if anybody is interested in reading along with us, how fun would that be? Most of the sex stores I’ve been to have copies of the books, and they’re also available new or used or in your e-book form of choice on sites like Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
And if you don’t have time right now or the dynamics of topping and bottoming don’t pique your interest, let us know in the comments – are there any sex-related books you’ve been wanting to read or that you’d like to have a discussion on? They can be old or new, classics or new releases everyone is buzzing about. We’re thinking more informative/instructional/nonfiction type books as opposed to erotica (although now that I think about it, I have been wanting to reread Delta of Venus), but we’re open and ready for suggestions! And if we were to form a sex-related book club, what should our name be, and can we incorporate any nerdy puns into it?
Keep the great questions coming! (Hee.) Got a question to ask, subject you’d like us to discuss, or myth you’d like us to bust? You can e-mail us at FriskyFeminist@persephonemagazine.com or send us an anonymous message via the spiffy new Ask Us! feature here.