Let’s Talk About Romanticized Abuse in Books

[Trigger warning for abusive relationships, both fictional and real] I recently got into a conversation on Twitter about Twilight. Right now, you’re probably having the same reaction I did – “People still talk about Twilight?” Apparently, yes, and I’m now convinced that at least part of the Twilight conversation is still important to have. That’sContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Romanticized Abuse in Books”

Beautiful Creatures and Sex

Beautiful Creatures came out in theaters recently, and I decided I should read the book. It was a fun read – definitely not a bad use of a Sunday. However, it fell into a really unpleasant trap of punishing sexuality. The appeal of paranormal romance is supposed to be the forbidden – sex with aContinue reading “Beautiful Creatures and Sex”