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On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves: A Preview

Move over Fifty Shades of Grey, there just might be a new sexy book in town, going viral and breaking the usual publishing rules. On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves was rejected by 14 traditional publishers and 40 different book agents. But Garvis-Graves, who lives in Des Moines, Iowa, persevered, published it as an e-book, […]

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7 Erotica Books That Are Actually Good

Yesterday I posted a not-entirely-flattering review of Fifty Shades of Grey (but I read it, so the dark side wins anyway), and a reader asked me to recommend some erotica that is actually good. So, I made a wee list. This list comes with the disclaimer that both reading preferences and sex preferences are highly […]

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50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James – An Honest Book Review (and a Bonus Peek at Christian Grey’s Condo)

I just finished reading E.L. James’ wildly-buzzed-about-and-speculated-upon erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey. Look, don’t judge me, it was for book club. And I only reread a few specific passages. No more than three or four times. The truth is, the book is completely, almost inarguably ridiculous. The main male character is a perpetually-single, unattainable, […]

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Dr Seuss’ adult book – The Seven Lady Godivas

The wonderful Brainpickings blog brought my attention to a Dr. Seuss book I was not familiar with – The Seven Lady Godivas: The True Facts Concerning History’s Barest Family. It’s a picture book about the Lady Godiva legend and it was produced for the adult market. As all good history students know Lady Godiva rode […]

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Eves Without Leaves

I stumbled across this book from yesteryear yesterday. Eves without Leaves, published in 1940, is wonderful title for a book of nude photography. And it was swiftly followed by More Eves without Leaves. John Everard was an important British photographer for four decades and specialized in nude photography. He must have been very relieved when […]

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Video Book Review: Aqua Erotica and Wet

AbeBooks video book review: Aqua Erotica and Wet by Mary Ann Mohanraj.

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Paying for It by Chester Brown

The book with the biggest buzz right now is Paying For It by Chester Brown – a graphic novel about one man and his ‘use’ of prostitutes. I’m hearing about this book everywhere and, to be frank, there’s a lot more media attention to come. In 1996 Brown – a well known Canadian cartoonist – […]

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Science Fiction Sleeze

This is why Science Fiction had such a bad name for so long… Or the sleezy science fiction starter kit, the Complete Set of Beacon Galaxy Science Fiction Novels including Flesh, The Sex War, A Woman a Day, The Mating Cry, The Male Response.

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8 ways to use books to flirt

My quest at Reading Copy is to bring you the highest quality links from the world of literature – Dickens, Hemingway, Steinbeck, Roth, Bellow, McCarthy, Pulitzers, Bookers and so on. But today I bring you…… ’8 Ways to Use Books to Flirt’ borrowed from Marie Claire’s Year of Living Flirtatiously blog. How could the interviewer […]

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Human Bookshelf

The latest in bookish furniture and book gadgets since the reading chair or bibliochaise – the human bookshelf!

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