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This Week in Lady Reads

Today, we answer some of your most pressing questions. What would a Recency-era version of Men’s Fitness look like? Can dinosaurs run in heels? Are you fucking kidding me?!?! (We get that one a lot.)

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

This Week in Lady Reads

We’re all pretty worn out from the terribleness in the news this week, so I found a lot of fun stuff to cheer you up before the weekend. (But there’s a little bit about the terrible stuff, because it’s important and I don’t feel right completely ignoring it all. Sorry!) Come on in for the latest […]

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

This Week in Lady Reads

So this week might have veered a tiny bit back into “This Week in Misogyny” territory, but it’s not my fault a bunch of people have been sucking. But there’s also a pretty good helping of fun and badassery! And gifs.

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

This Week in Lady Reads

We’ll have a lot more about the Freddie Gray protests in Baltimore in next week’s PoC News update, but we’d be remiss not to include a few posts you might need over the weekend to refute the idiots in your life. In happier news, we’ve also got stories about the Notorious RBG, trolling GamerGaters, and Game of Thrones.

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Books

Book Review: Trade Me, by Courtney Milan

I admit, even though I absolutely adore everything I’ve read by Courtney Milan, I had a teeny moment of hesitation about picking up Trade Me. I’m usually not interested in contemporary romance, and “New Adult” as a genre name irrationally bugs me. I’m so glad I decided to check out the first chapter when she posted it […]

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Silly Hypotheticals

To start this off, you should probably know that I love romance novels.

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

This just in: Ladyblogland wrote some great stuff this week.

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny: Listicles Before Testicles

There’s not too much news to report this week, though what little there is still manages to be rage-inducing. However, I have a ton of awesome recommended readings for you, from listicles about ridiculous sex advice and the ignorant things people ask trans* people to discussions about doxxing and victim-blaming. Let’s jump on in! (As usual, […]

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny is a Wee Bit Less Stabby Than Usual

After all, most state legislatures and Congress are on holiday, so they aren’t writing laws about my uterus this week. Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of other misogyny in the news! (Trigger warnings apply for just about everything.)

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny is Getting Pissed Off

Another week, another massive list of misogyny in the news. But never fear! This week there’s some misandry and penises to cheer you up. Ladies love misandry and penises! (Trigger warnings for just about everything apply.)

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Books

Smart and Sexy Romance: Elizabeth Hoyt Interview and Book Giveaway!

Guys. Guys. Guess what?! Last month, I got to have lunch with my very favorite romance writer!

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Books

What I’ve Read So Far This Year

At the beginning of this year, I challenged myself on Goodreads to read an average of one book a week. I did the same thing last year and hit my goal in December, eventually finishing with 59 or 60 books officially read. (I’d left off a few that were so bad I didn’t really want […]

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The Frisky Feminist

Does Anyone (Outside of Naughty Books) Really Get That Wet?

Q: To counteract the insanity of the holiday season, I decided to treat myself to a number of romance/erotic novels. One thing that I keep wondering about is all these women who, when starting to get aroused, feel moisture on their thighs, or dripping down their legs…

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Persephone Pioneers

Persephone Pioneers: Zoe Archer

Award-winning author Zoë Archer has been helping to redefine the romance genre with her widely acclaimed historical paranormal Blades of the Rose series, featuring ass-kicking female protagonists, and storylines that defy the stereotype of the romance novel. Please join me in welcoming Zoë Archer to Persephone! Persephone Magazine: There’s a definite stereotype of romance novel heroines […]

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Five Things I’ve Learned from Romance Novels

Romance novels are as mysterious and confounding as the emerald depths of our heroine’s eyes. Their pages overflow with sentimentality, romance, and ridiculous situations, much like bodices overflow with heaving bosoms. Throughout my adventures and dalliances with these books, I have learned these five things: