By Tqwana B. Valentine’s Day is next week, so every media outlet is trotting out their hot take on romance novel ‘guilty pleasures.’ Guilty? Excuse me?? ‘Tis the season, I guess. Many, if not all, will probably be snarky, condescending, and dismissive in tone. God forbid that positive, women-centered literature should be taken seriously. It’s … Continue reading How Romance Novels Helped Save Me
By Tqwana B. Has anyone ever rec’d a book to you, raved about it, and when you read it, you wanted to side-eye that person? Because somewhere in there is a decent story, but you couldn’t get passed the actual words? I’ve actually given up on some writers, big names in their genres too, because … Continue reading Hot Air: Does Style Outweigh Story?
By Heather A. The opinions expressed here and other places around the internet are mine and do not reflect those of my employer, family, friends, inanimate objects that may become sentient, or plants. I guess there’s been some BookTube drama recently. From what I gather, an older male YouTuber criticized some lady YouTubers on how … Continue reading Hot Air: I Contain Multitudes
By Tqwana B. Last week, Heather wrote about the pros of book reviewing. Today, I’m going to be Debbie Downer and talk about the cons. I am not the biggest fan of reviewing books. Weird coming from someone who co-founded a book review blog. It’s not that I don’t enjoy reading and sharing my thoughts … Continue reading The Cons of Writing Reviews
By Heather A. As always, the opinions expressed here and other posts on the blog are my own and do not reflect those of my employer, family, friends, plants that may become sentient, or birds. It’s strange how the human mind can romanticize horrific events. George Washington was the first president, and a supposedly honorable … Continue reading Hot Air: Oxymoronic Happy Slaves