My Top Holiday Romances

This post focuses on fall and winter holidays and includes romances centered around these: Halloween, Samhain, Durga Puja, Chanukah, Winter Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Years Eve. (About half are Christmas stories,  there are so many more out there.) It definitely shows my bias towards contemporary romance, but there is a smattering of fantasy and historical romance […]

Short Form Romance and Erotica

A friend asked me to recommend some romance and erotica. She’s a spoonie, and specifically requested shorter forms because pain and low spoons makes reading novels challenging. So I put together a list of a few of my faves.  I’m going to start with novellas and novelettes, grouped by type. Geeky Sated by Rebekah Weatherspoon: […]

My 2015 Book List: New Romances I Found This Year

So, as the booklists of 2015 abound, I’ve been thinking about my reading habits in 2015. They changed dramatically. I used to go to the library about once per week, and 90% of the books I read were hard copy. I found books in a combination of ways, but primarily I reread books I already […]

What do you read to spark your writing?

I’ve been thinking a lot today about how reading informs writing. I read voraciously, and re-read frequently, especially books that engage with questions that I find deeply relevant, and books that feel comforting. The limit for library materials at the SF library is 50, and I’m often close to, or at that limit. That said, […]