Linkspam, 8/2/13 Edition

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August 2, 2013

Nomad Patterns, Livia Marin

Nomad Patterns, Livia Marin

Regular posting will resume next week with a review of/essay about Courtney Milan’s The Heiress Effect. I’m planning on two posts per week at this point: a review or essay and then linkspam on Fridays. I’m taking this as my inspiration.

Also, I’m looking for an invite to Medium–if anyone can hook me up, that would be awesome.

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2 Comments

  1. Brie

    Am I the only one who was slightly bothered by the review of Big Girl Panties? I mean, it ends with how the heroine’s transformation inspired the reviewer to exercise, and for some reason I keep thinking that said inspiration somewhat condones the idea that the heroine is a better person now that she’s not fat, hence making her worthy of love and other positive feelings. Maybe I’m being too sensitive, but the end of the review rubbed me the wrong way. Not to mention that there’s a second, more positive review that also mentions how inspiring the heroine was (http://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/blog/big-girl-panties-by-stephanie-evanovich). At least it wasn’t as bad as the review on Heroes and Heartbreakers.

  2. Natalie Luhrs

    @Brie: I was a bit bothered by that as well–it felt a little inspiration porny to me; my fat body is not here to motivate anyone to get their ass to the gym. And I’m pretending that the more positive review at SBTB doesn’t exist (I can’t read it; if I do, I will have a rage blackout on Twitter again and no one wants that).

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