Link Round Up

Hey everyone! Here’s the link round up for the week, but I wanted to get your opinion. Do you think I should keep including reviews on the round ups, or just news/articles/lists/etc?

Do you click through to reviews? Is there anything else you’d like to see included in link round ups? Without feedback, I think I’ll probably stop including the reviews, because they don’t seem to get a lot of interest and they are the most time-consuming, but I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Another option is to post the articles and news I find most interesting in separate posts throughout the week, and include the rest in the round ups.


AfterEllen posted Across the Page: Mari SanGiovanni, Daphne Gottlieb, Adrienne Rich.

Bella Books posted Bennett, MacGregor and Robinson Honored by Alice B Readers.

Bold Strokes Books Authors’ Blog posted Lee Lynch’s The Amazon Trail.

Elisa posted LGBT Ebook and Print Releases January, 2012.

Good Lesbian Books posted An Anniversary Guest Posting Event: Calling All Lesbian Book Readers.

Kissed By Venus posted Venus Magazine Special!

Lambda Literary posted

lesbian meets book nyc posted Where are the lesbians?: We’ve come a long way but…

Rainbow Books announced the 2012 Rainbow List: GLBTQ Books for Children & Teens.

Readings In Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Fiction posted Readings welcomes Rrrose Carbinela.

Sapphire Books Publishing posted Is it F/F or Lesbian romance?

Sistahs On the Shelf Literary Promo Blog posted SOTS Books 2 Check Out – January 2012.

The Stonewall Awards for 2012 have been announced!

Women and Words posted Getting Some Action.

Sarah Diemer (aka Elora Bishop) posted

KT Grant posted

Q. Kelly posted Men Writing Lesfic.

Malinda Lo posted Writing about lesbians when you’re not a lesbian.

Catherine Lundoff posted More info on my Loft Literary Center Class on LGBTQ writing and Kickstarter campaign for new zine and CFS (not mine).

Andi Marquette posted The power of humor.

Jeanette Winterson‘s writing was written about at Mildred Barya’s House of Life.

Outwrite Books is permanently closing. Covered at Creative Loafingajc, and Publisher’s Weekly.

“Voice To Voice: Ellen Hart And Val McDermid Discuss Lesbian Literature” was posted at Huffington Post.

“Yearly LGBTQ Book Review” was posted at Neutrois Nonsense.

History of Gay People in Alcoholics Anonymous: From the Beginning by Audrey Borden was reviewed at Shelly’s LGBT Book Review Blog.

Nothing But the Girl: The Blatant Lesbian Image: A Portfolio and Exploration of Lesbian Erotic Photography edited by Susie Bright and Jill Posener was reviewed at Shelly’s LGBT Book Review Blog.

Beautiful Game by Kate Christie was reviewed at Terry’s LesFic Reviews.

Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme edited by Ivan Coyote and Zena Sharman was reviewed at Prism Magazine.

For The Love Of Miss Bard by P Crow was reviewed at Terry’s LesFic Reviews.

Truth Behind the Mask by Lesley Davis was reviewed at Loving Venus- Loving Mars.

After The Night by Rachel Dax was reviewed at Terry’s Lesfic Reviews.

The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue was reviewed at For Books’ Sake.

Milk and Honey: A Celebration of Jewish Lesbian Poetry edited by Julie R. Enszer was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

Flashpoint by Katherine V. Forrest was reviewed at Good Lesbian Books.

Annie On My Mind by Nancy Garden was reviewed at Writing For Keeps.

Tats by Layce Gardner was reviewed at Terry’s LesFic Reviews.

L As In Love Book One by Ruth Gogoll was reviewed at Terry’s LesFic Reviews.

L As In Love Book Two by Ruth Gogoll was reviewed at Terry’s LesFic Reviews.

Tropical Storm by Melissa Good was reviewed at C-Spot Reviews.

Like Lovers Do by Lori L Lake was reviewed at Terry’s LesFic Reviews.

Glass Houses by Ciarán Llachlan Leavitt was reviewed at C-Spot Reviews.

Disturbed by Her Song by Tanith Lee was reviewed at Kissed By Venus.

Golden Gate by Erin Jennifer Mar was reviewed at Terry’s LesFic Reviews.

The Moonbane Mage by Laurie J. Marks was reviewed at Good Lesbian Books.

The Mystic Market by Ruth Perkinson was reviewed at C-Spot Reviews.

Petra’s Canvas by Ann Roberts was reviewed at Terry’s LesFic Reviews.

Deadly Intersections by Ann Roberts was reviewed at Terry’s LesFic Reviews.

Deviations: A Gayle Rubin Reader by Gayle S. Rubin was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

Taking My Life by Jane Rule was reviewed at Lindy Reads and Reviews.

Affinity by Sarah Waters was reviewed at We Be ReadingMedieval Bookworm, and The Whispering of the Pages.

Batwoman by J.H. Williams III, Greg Rucka & W. Haden Blackman was reviewed at The Rainbow Reader.

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson was reviewed at a daily masochist.

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson was reviewed at Persephone MagazineVancouver Sun, and So You Need a Good Book to Read?

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12 Responses to Link Round Up

  1. If review links are extra work for you to hunt down, then don’t do them.

    I do enjoy them a lot, though. I find them useful. My selfish preference is for them to be kept. :D

  2. wolfshowl says:

    I think instead of reviews it’d be great to get a listing of new releases that came out this week!

    • Thanks, wolfshowl! Luckily, two places already do that! Elisa and Lambda Literary both post the queer books new this month. I might sort out the les/bi/etc ones and post them at some point, but while I’m still going to school and working, it’s a little too much for now. Thanks for the input!

  3. Allysse says:

    I usually skip the review part.

    Sometimes I’ll read through them to see what books have been reviewed but most of the time I focus on the articles and news part. It’s the one I find most interesting. So I guess I wouldn’t mind much if the review links went away.

    • Thanks, Allysse! I’ve been thinking I might link the more interesting and in-depth reviews still, but the rest I’ll just be posting on twitter and skipping the round up. The ones with nice covers might end up on tumblr, too.

  4. Hi Danika – I don’t have time to troll the internet and LOVE that you do it for me. I read each line, top to bottom, including the reviews. I appreciate seeing what other people are reading and often follow the links you provide. Which usually ends up with me buying ANOTHER book! So see, the reviews are great for the economy! I hope you keep them.

  5. Lisa Jenn says:

    I’ve only been following for a couple of months, but I confess I usually skip the review links.

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