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Posts Tagged ‘Romance’

August 14, 2010 0

A Bechdel Test for Historical Romance

By in Ladies, Romance, Society, Writing

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the Bechdel test and what it reveals about the film industry. And there’s been at least one post I could find on a Bechdel standard for video games as well, which is interesting, even though I could dispute a whole bunch of points in the post (such as: [...]

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July 15, 2010 0

RITA: Kinsale, Kinsale, and Chase

By in Romance, Travel, Writing

I’ve been going strong on my RITA reading, but somehow or other (wedding, honeymoon) have fallen behind on the actual writing-up of my thoughts. So this post is going to tackle two RITA winners — plus, a bonus book! — for reasons that should become obvious. Ultimately, what I’ve taken away from these three books [...]

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May 6, 2010 0

RITA: Mary Jo Putney’s ‘The Rake and the Reformer’ (and ‘The Rake’ Again)

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Another week, another RITA Award-winner to analyze. Today’s book is Mary Jo Putney’s The Rake and the Reformer, the winner of Best Regency Romance in 1990. I hadn’t read this one before, which means it’s harder to pick out the details of technique. One thing, however, leapt right out at me: these characters felt like [...]

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April 27, 2010 0

RITA: Julie Garwood’s The Bride

By in Ladies, Romance, Writing

My first form-specific look at a past RITA award winner: The Bride, by Julie Garwood. First off, I must explain that this is one of the first romance novels I read growing up. And it is definitely the one I’ve reread most often: probably upwards of a hundred times, easily. There are scenes and sentences [...]

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April 15, 2010 0

Ready to Read the RITAs? Right!

By in Ladies, Romance

In more than one bookstore, you can find lists of Hugo and Nebula award winners posted in the science fiction/fantasy sections. Displays of the recent Pulitzer winners are currently everywhere. Man Booker Awards, American Book Awards, National Book Awards — these will all be noted on shelf cards or pointed out. The reason for this [...]

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