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My February Reading Log

TweetFiction: In the course of reading Coming to Terms: Consequences Impend (Clorinda Cathcart’s Circle Book 12) by L.A. Hall, I discovered I had somehow missed Tricks and Traps: Tables Turned (Clorinda Cathcart’s Circle Book 10)! Which I had not noticed, … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – New-To-You Author: Pembroke Park by Michelle Martin

TweetPembroke Park by Michelle Martin was a gift from Keira Soleore several years ago. It is repeatedly cited as the first lesbian Regency Romance, traditionally published by the storied Naiad Press in 1986. Description: When Lady Joanna Sinclair meets lady … Continue reading

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My January Reading Log

TweetFiction: Somewhere in France by Jennifer Robson is a lowkey romance that takes place just before and during World War One. The hero is a surgeon of working-class Scottish origins, the heroine is an aristocratic-class woman who becomes an ambulance … Continue reading

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My July Reading Log

TweetFiction: For a Readercon panel, I re-read The Steerswoman by Rosemary Kirstein and its three sequels. It did not matter to her that she walked in danger; it only mattered that she could speak and act freely again, and that … Continue reading

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My April Reading Log

TweetFiction: I finally read The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers, which everyone and all their cousins has been recommending as a terrific Found Family space opera since it came out. And it is that. For … Continue reading

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My October Reading Log

TweetFiction: Exit Strategy: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells concludes the series, at least so far, and made me very happy, except I still want more. There is a lot more world out there to explore, and a lot more … Continue reading

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My September Reading Log

TweetFiction: Hild by Nicola Griffith is a historical novel about a medieval woman who eventually became an abbess. There’s very little actual information about the woman, but Griffith did a ton of research and it shows, in a very very … Continue reading

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Love is in the Details: Crooked Hearts by Patricia Gaffney

TweetI was a late convert to Patricia Gaffney’s novels. I’m not sure how that happened; back when I first became interested in romance novels, in the mid-1990s, I deliberately sought out classic novels in the genre. Perhaps in my catching … Continue reading

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Stuart’s Coat: Sartorial Eroticism in Untie My Heart by Judith Ivory

TweetUntie My Heart (2002) was Judith Ivory’s final romance novel, and I’d like to tell you about the hero’s fur coat. Well, that and the infamous “chair scene.” The heroine of Untie My Heart, Emma Hotchkiss, is a former con … Continue reading

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My January Reading Log

TweetUrsula K. LeGuin passed in January, and that was a very hard thing. Fiction: I ended up being sick over most of my winter holiday, and took refuge in The Comfortable Courtesan: Being Memoirs by Clorinda Cathcart (that has been … Continue reading

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