"The story of Cassandra, the woman who told the truth but was not believed, is not nearly as embedded in our culture as that of the Boy Who Cried Wolf—that is, the boy who was believed the first few times he told the same lie. Perhaps it should be."
—In her cover essay
on silencing women in the October 2014 issue of Harper’s
, Rebecca Solnit
once again proves that she is one of our era’s greatest essayist – further evidence here
. (via explore-blog
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laralaralara replied to your post:DO U LIKE REGENCY ROMANCE NOVELS???
*\o/* (do you have any new or new-old recs btw, i’ve been in a reading rut for months and months and months)
oh man, KIND OF? I went through a very concentrated period of just mass consuming historical romances from the beginning of the year (thanks to your wonderful rec list :3 ) till like summer-ish and then I kind of hit a wall :/ I think because so much of what is typically termed “romance” is readily available online, if something doesn’t hold my interest after like, 10 pages - I invariably give up on it. BUT:
- I really liked My Beautiful Enemy by Sherry Thomas. Private Arrangements is still my favourite by her but I really, really, really liked this one too
- Have you read Texas Destiny by Lorraine Heath? Its a historical western but I LOVE IT SO MUCH. Its part of a trilogy and the second one is a bit meh imo (haven’t read the third) but I have read this one maybe 63 times? I would also highly recommend As You Desire by Connie Brockway if you haven’t read it yet
- Contemporary-wise, love After The Kiss by Lauren Layne (not so much the rest of the books in the series) and An Endless Summer by C.J. Duggan (this is more YA I guess). I enjoyed Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan which is currently very, very, very popular on goodreads and has a lot of angst, references to past trauma, etc - all in the typical ~New Adult~ vein. But despite all that going against it, I was still charmed.
- I keep meaning to read authors like Elizabeth Essex, Theresa Romain, Kate Noble, Elizabeth Hoyt and Rose Lerner but instead I end up Not Finishing a bunch of awful stuff instead. So I cannot personally recommend any of them but!
- I’m currently reading Romancing The Countess by Ashley March and I’m almost halfway through but I’m liking it A LOT so far.
I recently read some M/M genre-romance that I reallllly enjoyed (I’m usually hesitant with these because 90% of the time they are truly awful):
- The Understatement Of The Year by Sarina Bowen (this is the third installment in a New Adult series. The first two were not my cup of tea but I know a lot of people liked them.)
- The Last Thing He Needs by J.H. Knight
- Rock by Anyta Sunday
- Just Between Us by J.H. Trumble (I read this one awhile ago but I love it so)
asked: DO U LIKE REGENCY ROMANCE NOVELS???
I DO! I like historical romance novels in general! I like romance novels in general! Preferably well-written ones with specific tropes that I’m fond of
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