Tag: The Versatile Blogger Award (Take 6)

Thank you to both Laura Beth & Tinkablee for the nominations for the Versatile Blogger Award! ❤ ❤

If you’re interested, you can see the other versions of this award here: 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5

The rules:

  1. Thank the person who gave you the award.
  2. Include a link to their blog.
  3. Select 7 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
  4. Nominate those bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award.
  5. Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

7 facts about me:

  1. I currently have a pile of four unread library books next to me: Famous In a Small Town by Emma Mills, My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren, Feminists Don’t Wear Pink and Other Lies by Scarlett Curtis, and You by Caroline Kepnes.
  2. My favorite store is Paper Source and even though it’s a drive to get there from my new apartment, I’m pretty sure I’ll still be there all the time.
  3. I love the taste of ginger. I love drinking ginger tea and my latest obsession is these ginger candies that my boyfriend gave me.
  4. I like to make homemade versions of anything that I possibly can. I’m not being as good about this as usual right now since I have a lot of stuff in boxes, but I really enjoy making homemade lip balm, homemade bath bombs, homemade moisturizers, things like that. I also love making things like homemade salsa, pasta sauce, and pickles!
  5. I write with my left hand but do just about everything else right-handed.
  6. When I was younger, I used to love to stay up as late as I could (in college, I was regularly up until 2:00 or later) and sleep in. Now that I’m an actual adult who has to be to work by 7:30 every morning, “staying up late” means going to bed around 11 and “sleeping in” is anything past 7:00.
  7. I love babies! One of my best friends is pregnant and I can’t wait to spoil her child with clothes and books and cuddles.

I’m not tagging anyone in particular, but please feel free to steal this (and link back to me!) if you’d like to do it! What’s an interesting fact about you? Are you an early bird or a night owl?
Let’s talk in the comments!

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Book review: New Erotica for Feminists by Caitlin Kunkel

New Erotica for Feminists by Caitlin Kunkel
Rating: ★★★★☆
Links: Amazon • TBD • Goodreads
Publication Date: November 13, 2018
Source: Borrowed

He calls me into his office and closes the door . . . to promote me. He promotes me again and again. I am wild with ecstasy.
Imagine a world where erotica was written by feminists: Their daydreams include equal pay, a gender-balanced Congress, and Tom Hardy arriving at their doorstep to deliver a fresh case of LaCroix every week.

Both light-hearted and empowering, New Erotica for Feminists is a sly, satirical take on all the things that turn feminists on. From a retelling of Adam and Eve to tales of respectful Tinder dates, New Erotica for Feminists answers the question of “What do women really want?” with stories of power, equality, and an immortal Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 

I don’t even remember where I first saw New Erotica for Feminists, but I’m like 99% sure it was on someone’s blog. If you’re that person, thank you so much for talking about this book! I put a hold on it at my library right after reading that review and read it the same night that it came in. I don’t think it took me more than an hour or so to get through this book, and I’m so glad that I read it.

First things first, this is not actually erotica. It’s a collection of short stories (mostly a page or so long) about everyday scenarios featuring politics, pop culture, parenting, the workplace, and so on. Sure, some of them are a little sexy, but the majority are along the lines of “imagine if your boss let you take maternity leave and didn’t make a thing of it” or “imagine if a fireman ran into your burning house to rescue a signed edition of your favorite book.”

This was just such a fun way to spend an evening! I wouldn’t say my world was shattered by its amazingness or anything, but I really enjoyed it and I’d happily read something else from these authors.

Have you read New Erotica for Feminists?
Have you read any short story collections like this one?
Let’s talk in the comments!

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