Venus Magazine, the Summer issue

Good morning girls,

looks like,

we have,

the fixings,

of a nice day:-)

Just wanted to tell,

you all,

about the latest edition,


Venus Magazine,

as usual,

well worth the detour,



thought provoking,

winning combo,

don’t miss it.

Talk to you all,




Latest issue Venus Magazine, check it out

It’s here,

the latest installment of,

Venus Magazine!!

check it out and comment,

I happen to know,

a certain old-fashioned butch,

who has a column,

and she’s running a survey,

so think about it:-)

Much to read,

much to admire,

the art work is,


and the editorial staff,


as per usual,

done an amazing job,


don’t take my word for it,

read it.


Well, must go earn a living.

Later girls,


Lesbian classics

Interesting article on kissed by venus.

link here:

Lesbian classics,

how many of these have you read?

“Orlando” by Virginia Woolf
 “The Well Of Loneliness” by Radclyffe Hall
 “The Children’s Hour” by Lillian Hellman
 “The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas” by Gertrude Stein
 “Ruby Fruit Jungle” by Rita Mae Brown 
 “Patience & Sarah” by Isabel Miller 
 “Oranges are not the only fruit” by Jeanette Winterson
 “The Price of Salt” by Patricia Highsmith
 “Annie On My Mind” by Nancy Garden
 “Stone Butch Blues” by Leslie Feinberg
 “The Color Purple” by Alice Walker
 “Tipping The Velvet” by Sarah Waters
 “Beebo Brinker” by Ann Bannon
 “Curious Wine” by Katherine V. Forrest 
 “Desert of the Heart” by Jane Rule

I’ve read ten of the fifteen,

I’m not sure if I’ve read,

The Color Purple,

I’ve seen the movie several times,

it is one of my exes,

all time favourites,

That, and Sound Of Music, but we won’t go there:-)

I read The Well Of Loneliness,

as a teenager,

that book is enough to scare,

a butch,

off women,

for life.

Dark and gloomy,

I’m glad I read it,

only because,

I can honestly,


that I read it.

The Children’s Hour,

I’ve read and seen.

I must say,

the movie,

left a bigger impression,


I love all things,

Lilian Hellman.

Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown.

I first heard about this book,

in a movie,

Educating Rita,

with Micheal Caine,

and the gorgeous, magical,

Julie Walters.

If you have never seen this movie, do, it’s amazing.

Julie takes the name Rita,

in honour,

of Rita Mae Brown,

who changed her life through,

Rubyfruit Jungle,

the filmaker is poking fun,

and Rita, the character,

 isn’t even gay, 


I had to read the book.

I bought it,

on an unforgetable trip,

to Boston,

years ago.

I’ve read it,

ten, twelve times,

I do find it a bit dated,


Molly is a strong,


uncompromising character.

My copy,

had a picture,

Of Rita,

the author,

on the back cover,

I wanted to look just like her.

silly butch:-)

I have read many of Brown’s books,

in the last few years,

I’ve gone off her,

how much can you read,

about quaint Virginia,

and foxhunts?


deathly boredom sets in.

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit,

by Jeanette Winterson.

This book is amazing,

I can’t say enough good things,

about Winterson,

although I prefer,

Written On The Body,


 is a coming of age,

autobiographical novel.

I read all her books,

some of them are,

very strange.

odd journeys,


I trust her to,

take me somewhere,


I’ve read both,

The Price Of Salt,


Stone Butch Blues,

in the last year.

I liked,

The Price Of Salt,

Stone Butch Blues,

shook me to my core.

Sarah Waters,

Tipping The Velvet,

is funny, entertaining, sexy and reflective.

All of her books,

are must reads,

in my opinion.

Victorian Lesbians,

very hot.

Beebo Brinker by Ann Bannon,

not only is it,

a pioneering novel,


it’s a really good read,

Beebo is a tender character,

the ultimate butch,

nothing stone about her.

Curious Wine by Katherine V Forest,

so romantic,

so, so romantic.

The love scenes,

will make you melt.

Desert Of The Heart by Jane Rule,

this book to me is,

the Lesbian classic.

The movie is a classic,

as well,

deservidly so,

the first time,

I ever saw two women,

kissing and making love,

that looked real.

Nobody dies,

or goes back to her husband,

revolutionary stuff.

Well, that is my take on the list,

what’s yours?

How many have you read?

Most of these can be enjoyed,

by all,

you don’t have to be a lesbian:-)

Later girls,


The Venus Magazine, Inaugural Issue

I can’t tell you how proud I am,

to contribute to this interesting and diverse publication!!

See if you can figure out my contributions,


one under my real name,

one under a pseudonym,

that might,

ring a bell.

I want to thank Alexandra Wolfe,

for giving me a chance,

to expand my writing muscles,

she is very patient,

with an amateur such as myself.


promise me you will try to check it out,



is essential to publications such as this,

so go to it:-)

Besides it’s good.

Later girls,


Some thoughts on a book I am reading

Right now I am reading a book that is very simply entitled Books  it is by Larry McCurthry ofProduct Details

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 order to read them.

This book is well worth reading for anyone who loves books. I’m only a quarter in and already I would highly

recommend it. Anyway more later. BB