Of childhood, and the love of a good woman

The French writer, aviator, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is quoted as saying, We are of our childhood, as we are of our nation. I read this recently in a column in a newspaper, it struck me, so true and so simple. I am a quote junkie, I collect them. I write them in a little black […]

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Jane Austen, I love her.

Yes, I know Jane Austen is not a lesbian.  I suppose also that she is not considered terribly butch.  I like many authors who could be considered butch in both senses of the word (macho and queer),  think Hemingway, London and Sarah Schulman. Deep inside of my romantic heart, I also have a yearning for […]

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Romance and the single butch

I could have called this post, sex and the single butch,  or love and the single butch but, this single butch seeks romance, above else. Ah, romance, the courting and ultimate seduction of a woman, it’s what makes life worth living. The problem is  I have not been very successful at it for years. When […]

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Top ten lesbian romances part 4

Love in the Balance by Marianne K Martin, is a beautiful love story.  Connie is an accountant (not the sexiest of trades , but, Connie is)  Kasey is a master carpenter. Connie is straight and Kasey is the dream butch, perfection. Kasey hires Connie’s firm to help with marketing etc,  from the moment they meet […]

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On Being Butch

This morning, I have been thinking about being butch and what it means. I often experience strange reactions from people, mostly straight women, when I refer to myself as butch. It seems some of them think that I am putting myself down when I describe myself as butch, and try to tell me  “You’re not […]

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My top ten lesbian romances part 2

In the last post I talked about discovering Karin Kallmaker’s romance novels. What struck most about them is the humour—– Oh and the sex. That woman writes smoking sex scenes. Paperback Romance has an irresistible heroine, Carolyn. She is a hopeless romantic who writes romance novels. Carolyn has had nothing but  bad luck with men. Try as she […]

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My top ten Lesbian romances

Here are my top ten romances.  They all have romance in them, although, some are not strictly romance novels. They all have women loving women. 1-Wild Things by Karin Kallmaker 2-Curious Wine by Katherine V Forrest 3-Endless Love by Lisa Shapiro 4-Saving Grace by Jennifer Fulton 5-Landing by Emma Donoghue 6-Watermark by Karin Kallmaker 7-Paperback […]

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While awaiting new romance

I’ve been waiting to receive Anne Laughlin’s Veritas for review. I picked up a book that one of my customers suggested it’s called The Secret Of Lost Things by Sheridan Hay. This is Sheridan Hay’s first novel. My customer said he thought of me while reading it. I know why, the plot takes place in […]

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