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url 2017-07-22 00:31
The Seven Books Every Woman Must Read: Must-reads that have paved new roads, broken glass ceilings, and redefined female sexuality.
A Room of One's Own - Virginia Woolf
Fear of Flying - Erica Jong
Reading Lolita in Tehran - Azar Nafisi
The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation - Melissa Rivers
#GIRLBOSS - Sophia Amoruso
Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead - Sheryl Sandberg
Source: www.readitforward.com/bookshelf/the-seven
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review 2017-07-19 01:35
Book Review: Not Safe For Work by L.A. Witt
Not Safe For Work - L.A. Witt
I snagged this when the author offered it for free a little while back, and devoured it as soon as I got a chance.

It exceeded my expectations!!

Now, I know LA Witt can write the sexy times, and I know that she will always, always, always make sure that her BDSM novels make it very clear indeed that while the Dom is in charge, the sub holds all the power. She takes the time to weave explanations about the lifestyle seamlessly into her books, and I cannot thank her enough for continuing to educate me and others what BDSM is really all about.

What pushed this book into 5 star territory though was the romance. Never mind the holy hot boysecks, what really impressed me here was the author's ability to convey how her characters felt, through their words and actions. She showed me their emotions, their fears, their joy - she didn't tell me. Told entirely from Jon's POV, we don't hear from Rick directly, but his character was well fleshed out just the same, and I felt a connection to him just as much as I connected with Jon.

Jon and Rick both have struggles to overcome, and Jon often carried a lot of weight on his shoulders (work issues, and paying for his kids' college education), but Rick was always supportive and understanding.

I loved every single minute I spend reading this book, cursing when work interfered, because I needed to keep reading, dammit, and follow Rick and Jon through their first realization that their kinks match up, through growing closer, through realizing that what they have is, while unexpected, exactly what they both need, and through the rough parts where they falter and stumble and nearly crash and burn.

This book is everything I could hope for in a romance novel. The conflict was exterior to the relationship, and I ranted out loud when Jon's employer did that thing they did, and I was enraged when Jon... no, you read this for yourself. 

Extra kudos for not having an evil ex-wife (Jon's ex-wife lives with him for financial reasons, and they are good friends, supportive of each other), and for having a wonderful supporting cast in Jon's co-workers that often made me laugh out loud. 

If you like your romance a bit on the kinky side (it's not overwhelmingly kinky, to be honest, and Rick is not a pain slut or a slave, and Jon isn't a sadist), then I would highly recommend you give this book a try. 

I loved it.
 
 

 

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text 2017-07-18 18:47
Reading progress update: I've read 192 out of 192 pages.
Cells at Work! 1 - Akane Shimizu

This ended a bit earlier than I expected, due to ads and such.

 

I'll probably get the next volume, but I'm not entirely sure how long this series can go on without getting old. So far, though, it's interesting and funny. My favorite enemies/catastrophes were cedar pollen and a scrape wound. I was iffy about the platelets ("okay, they're cute, but not that cute") until the scrape wound part. They made the most adorable little army.

 

I hope Macrophage shows up more in the next volume. I loved her character design.

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text 2017-07-14 15:27
Reading progress update: I've read 80 out of 192 pages.
Cells at Work! 1 - Akane Shimizu

I'm about to go book shopping, but I hope to finish this up today.

 

This is definitely heavier on the entertainment than the education, despite the little info boxes explaining the nonfiction aspects. For the education aspects to be stronger, there'd need to be diagrams here and there explaining what really happens in the body. I need to read up on what steroids actually do, but I feel like wholesale destruction and carnage isn't it. O_o

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text 2017-07-14 14:49
Reading progress update: I've read 60 out of 192 pages.
Cells at Work! 1 - Akane Shimizu

I'm guessing on the page number.

 

The book's first villain was Streptococcus pneumoniae. Now I'm to the second villain, cedar pollen allergens, and it's hilarious. A memory cell in the background freaking out and making dire predictions, a B cell blowing everything up, and a mast cell turning the histamine dial to max. My one complaint: Shimizu isn't very good at drawing chaos in a way that's still easy to follow. There are panels where it's difficult to tell what exactly is going on.

 

Anyway, my favorite line: "This is the cedar pollen allergy of legend." The guy in the front is the memory cell (please excuse the blurriness).

 

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