As I look over my list, I’m struck by how many of them deal with loss and grief. Lisa Shapiro’s Endless Love deals with the death of a young woman’s lover and how she climbs out of the abyss of that grief. Andrea (I’m pretty sure it’s Andrea) in the first part of the book is… Continue reading Top Lesbian Romance novels part 3
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… Continue reading On Being Butch
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… Continue reading My top ten lesbian romances part 2
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… Continue reading My top ten Lesbian romances
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… Continue reading While awaiting new romance
I mentioned in an earlier post that I had read seven romance novels last week. That sounds like a lot it is a lot but, no suffering was involved just varying levels of pleasure. I already said how much I enjoyed Long Shot by D Jackson Leigh. Also near the top of my list was… Continue reading A few short appreciations
“Love, in a world where carpenters can be resurected, anything is possible” Eleanor of Aquitaine Years ago I discovered Lesbian romance novels. I had never really enjoyed romance novels I didn’t find them realistic. But, when I discovered the novels of Karin Kallmaker I didn’t really care how realistic they were, I was… Continue reading Romance, why am I so attracted to it?
Yeah, so I’ve been reading a lot of lesbian romance of late. I’m going to be writing reviews for Kissed By Venus http://kissedbyvenus.ca/a lesbian literary web page as well as some stuff for Amazon. I sometimes wonder what it is I like about lesbian romance novels. I guess the answer is— it’s all about hope.… Continue reading Reading a lot of romance
Right now I am reading a book that is very simply entitled Books it is by Larry McCurthry of Lonesome Dove fame. It terrific a book about a life spent in books. Reading them, writing them and selling them. Larry has long been a book hunter and dealer. He says he started hunting books in… Continue reading Some thoughts on a book I am reading
What is a bookish butch? I don’t know about others, but this one is a softly masculine woman in her forties who can never seem to get her nose out of a book. Let me start by telling you a little bit about me and the aim of this blog. As, previously stated I can never… Continue reading What is a bookish butch?