Tag Archives: Read in 2012

Easy by Tammara Webber

Easy (Contours of the Heart, #1)
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Gotta be honest; I don’t like contemporary romance, but just look at my rating. And my shelving. Says it all, doesn’t it?

What an emotional rollercoaster! For hero and heroine.

Jacqueline’s a positive female role model, Lucas, a worthy tortured hero, together forming a healthy but not-without-problems relationship, which gradually develops after the hero saves the heroine from an attempted rape and helps her cope with the aftermath of both this and her prior breakup with her boyfriend of three years. Panic. Fear. Grief.

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Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture by Ariel Levy

Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture
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Did you know Barbie dolls were modelled after blonde German sex dolls called Bild Lilli? Disturbing to know I played with a sex doll as a child. o_O


Chapter One: Raunch Culture

Published in 2006 one would assume Female Chauvinist Pigs would be fairly up-to-date, but it becomes obvious quite quickly that much has changed in the six years since this was written. Here, Levy focuses on the late nineties and early noughties, in the days of Sex and the City, Sexcetera, and Eurotrash, producing nauseating examples of raunch, harassment and coercion of women, exploiting them and their insecurities for entertainment and profit. Playboy’s hypocrisy is maddening.

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Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1) by Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)
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So much potential. Wasted. Ruined by a poorly constructed insta-love triangle.

This is not A Game of Thrones. Nor is it The Hunger Games. Or Poison Study. Describing Throne of Glass as such is an insult to those works.


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