Getting Lit S2EP12: Stud in the Stacks
by Pippa Grant. For season 2’s finale, Wendy and Ilana discuss “high” versus “low” literature, the outsider’s perception of the romance genre, as well as the real purpose and benefit of romance novels. We also laugh over the words “insertion” and “pink taco.”
Hard Knox Life
1 1⁄2 oz Tequila
1 oz Fresh lime juice
1⁄2 oz Triple sec
1⁄2 oz simple syrup
2 Jalapeño coins (seeds removed)
Muddle the jalepeno coins in the bottle of the cocktail shaker with the simple syrup. Then add in everything with ice and give it a shake. Strain into glass with more.
How do you critique romance novels? Who gets to critique them? What is “good” literature?
Links We Mentioned
- The article that inspired this month’s rant: “In the Mood for Love,” Robert Gottlieb, New York Times
- Book Riot’s response: I Drank Wine and Read the New York Times Romance Round Up, Amanda Diehl
- Medium’s response: All The Dumb Things You Can Say About Romance in One Place, Ron Hogan
- Sarah MacLean’s 2013 response to a different, but equally condescending New York Times review of the romance genre
- Our main character’s (Knox) recommendation list on Pippa Grant’s website: Mr. Romance Recommends
Next Month’s Book
Scrooge McF*ck by May Sage.
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