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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
I didn't finish Quiet, but I'm deciding to put it down because it keeps not holding my interest. I like the introvert concepts she dives into, but I g ...more
Jan 13, 2015
Jan 07, 2015
The Art of Asking; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
Fantastic. I think everybody should read this one. I know I'm late to the love of it, but it's really smart, accessible, real, vulnerable, and inspiri ...more
Jan 18, 2015
Jan 18, 2015
Breaking Free
Interesting story following a trans woman and her male partner as she begins transition. Some class porn (meaning: they all have high powered jobs and ...more
Jan 24, 2015
Jan 24, 2015
Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3)
I zoomed through the first two in this trilogy, even picked up the book 2.5 novella from the protagonist's best friend's perspective (which was fantas ...more
Oct 26, 2014
Oct 28, 2014
Building the Team: Cooperative Power Dynamic Relationships
None of this was new information exactly, but it was helpful nonetheless to go through more of Raven & Joshua's theories about power dynamics and ...more
Aug 25, 2014
Sep 03, 2014
The Butch/Femme Photo Project
Beautiful! Such fantastic portraits of diverse and gender-celebrant communities of butches and femmes around the country. Wendi Kali's portraits are g ...more
Jan 02, 2015
Jan 07, 2015
The Inner Room
I kept reading, so that says something positive, but this is definitely a "romance" with some BDSM thrown in, and introductory. Very full of fantasy, ...more
Mar 2015
Mar 01, 2015
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
Easy breezy read, not too deep but lovely and indulgent. Not exactly new ideas but I enjoy hero journey stories, especially with a girl protagonist an ...more
Feb 11, 2015
Feb 11, 2015
Sex Still Spoken Here
Brilliant collection of stories, memoir pieces, essays, and dirty romps from the Erotic Reading Circle. This book makes me want to write more erotica, ...more
Oct 08, 2014
Oct 28, 2014
Sex: An Erotic Journal for Sexual Inspiration and Exploration
Love the illustrations; many excellent quotes about love and sex and romance included too. Sweet simple prompts to get you thinking about your sex lif ...more
Jul 26, 2014
Jul 26, 2014
Rasputin's Kiss (Investigating Love #1)
Characters were stereotypes, thin writing. Power dynamics relied on social roles rather than internally constructed.
Feb 03, 2015
Feb 03, 2015
Love Not Given Lightly: Profiles from the Edge of Sex
Brilliant! Loved the profiles and depths of characters in various sex work positions, loved Tina's insightful and multi-dimensional prose. Highly reco ...more
Jan 10, 2015
Feb 10, 2015
The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level
I found myself skeptical of the concepts throughout the book. I believe that we are all capable of self-sabotage, but it's hard for me to swallow that ...more
Jan 11, 2015
Jan 07, 2015
Night Film
Read it in two days. It's basically a horror/mystery, which I haven't read since I was all addicted to Dean Koontz as an adolescent, but I got incredi ...more
Jan 19, 2014
Jan 18, 2014
Bad Dyke: Salacious Stories from a Queer Life
Collection of very queer, very salacious, very shameless short stories.
Dec 19, 2014
Dec 21, 2014
Pleasure Map: A Q&A, Pick-Your-Passion Approach for Hotter, Naughtier, More Adventurous Sex
Excellent breakdown of some of the most basic and essential concepts when it comes to following your pleasure and having a more satisfying sex life. C ...more
Jul 26, 2014
Jul 26, 2014
The Sexy Librarian's Big Book of Erotica
Fantastic collection! So eccentric and varied, which you might think would make it an odd book, but actually is part of what makes it amazing. The sto ...more
Sep 26, 2014
Oct 17, 2014
Healing Old Wounds With New Stitches
Meggie Royer is kinda famous on Tumblr, and this chapbook of her best works is fantastic. Accessible and confessional, her works have emotional subtle ...more
Jun 23, 2014
Apr 23, 2014
Lesbian Sex Bible: The New Guide to Sexual Love for Same-Sex Couples
Diana Cage's text is smart, accurate, accessible, and very queer, but the photographs of this book are not. They all come across to me as straight gir ...more
Oct 10, 2014
Oct 21, 2014
Mastering Mind: Dominants with Mental Illness and Neurological Dysfunction
Excellent diverse short essays about power dynamics and mental challenges, from trauma and PTSD to neurological dysfunction to mental health challenge ...more
Sep 19, 2014
Sep 21, 2014
Master of O
Fairly pompous and overwritten. Hetero. Couldn't get all the way through it.
Sep 17, 2014
Oct 17, 2014
The Contract
Read all the way through; I would probably pick up others in this series (if there are more), so that says something. I like the premise of a magical ...more
Feb 28, 2015
Feb 26, 2015
Cuffed, Tied, and Satisfied: Banish Boring Sex, Stretch Your Boundaries, and Experience Kink Like You Never Have
I had a brief conversation with Jaiya as she was writing this book and looking around for experiences about power and surrender, so while I went throu ...more
Jul 26, 2014
Jul 26, 2014
Brilliant. Highly recommended. The tension in the story is intense and kept me so engaged. It's beautiful to see a story about a young guy coming into ...more
Dec 28, 2014
Jan 07, 2015
Oh Joy Sex Toy, Volume One
The most brilliant. Holy crap the book is amazing. There's really nothing like it out there, at all - so explicit and accessible and clear, so fun. Re ...more
Oct 28, 2014
Oct 28, 2014
The Conscious Cleanse: A 14-Day, No-Starvation Program to Lose Weight, Heal Your Body, and Change for Life for Good
The beginning is theory about food and how to use this 14-day cleanse, the second half is the cleanse itself—guidance through it, recipes, preparation ...more
Jan 06, 2015
Jan 07, 2015
Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind
Decent collection of essays that got me thinking about focus, routine, habits, and ways to build my work life more productive and efficient. Kind of a ...more
Nov 25, 2014
Jan 07, 2015
The Cross and the Trinity (The James Lucas Trilogy, #2)
Kept me reading, though it was longer than it needed to be. I find myself inherently skeptical of what seems to be a straight woman author writing gay ...more
Jan 29, 2015
Jan 29, 2015
A Princess Bound: Naughty Fairy Tales for Women
More erotic romance than dirty smut. Mostly straight. If you're really into reworked fairy tales, you would probably enjoy it, but it didn't strike me ...more
Jul 26, 2014
Jul 26, 2014
A Density of Souls
I kept getting lost with the characters, couldn't tell them apart from each other, couldn't keep their stories straight. Took a lot of work to underst ...more
Mar 16, 2015
Mar 16, 2015
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