Archive | July, 2014

The Reviewer’s Dilemma: Too Many ARCs!

25 Jul

Lord, yes.

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The Reviewer’s Dilemma is (apparently) a weekly feature in which I talk about the other side of reviewing. Not just the reviews themselves and how great it is to be a reviewer (and it is!) but a lot of the obstacles that reviewers often run up against and how it can and does affect what they do.


We love books. That’s why we do what we do. I think I’m safe in saying that nobody started reviewing because they despise books and want to tell the world how much reading is for losers. And I also think that I’m safe in saying that just about every one of us did some variety of happy dance when we received our first review copy from an author or publisher. It seems to be an almost universal Reviewer Thing.

Review copies are wonderful things. They signify more than just a free book. They…

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Teefury Thinks Adult Women Should Have Children’s Bodies

11 Jul

Fatshionelle

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If you’re like me, a fat lady who loves nerdy t-shirts, you’ve long since resigned yourself to a lifesize of oddly fitting mens shirts. The sleeves hang close to your elbows, shoulder hem falling a good two inches past your actual shoulder. Not to mention that the body of the shirt makes it look like we’re wearing a shopping bag down the length of our torsos. Lady sized shirts are cut to better flatter a woman’s form. Everything from the slightly longer curves of the torso to the cap sleeves to the cut of the neckline is made to look just a tad bit cleaner. Because unlike your standard t-shirt, they’re made for a woman’s body instead of a man’s. They just never come in freaking sizes you can actually wear if you happen to be much larger than a women’s size 12.

I still remember in the foolish days…

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My Boobs Don’t Need Your Husband to See Them: Or, You Probably Think This Pic is About You

4 Jul

My Boobs Don’t Need Your Husband to See Them: Or, You Probably Think This Pic is About You.