Posts Tagged: romance

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The Last Book I Loved: Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living In New York


But when my loneliness feels as vast—and capable of drowning me—as the sea, this book about self-destruction comforts me more than any self-help. ...more

Choice or Fate in Romance


For Aeon, Polina Aronson writes on the different “romantic regimes” of the world, with “regime” defined as the cultural, economic, and sociological systems behind how we engage in relationships. Aronson compares the Western “Regime of Choice” with the regime in Russian culture that, until recently, bore little resemblance to one based on choice but rather on fate:

The most important requirement for choice is not the availability of multiple options.



The Saturday Rumpus Review: Little Minnie at the Movies


Being a teenager sucks. It’s not pretty or nice or sweet or kind. ...more


The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Growing Up Gaming


“Is this inclusive or exclusive?” he asked with a creased brow. “I don’t like the idea that we’re being treated as a joke.” ...more

The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup


Happy sexin’ day, everyone!

This isn’t my favorite holiday, so I’m gonna let the Book Bench do all the talkin’ about it with these Dear John letters and some blogging on emails and romance.

Carolyn Kellogg at Jacket Copy points us in the direction of another person calling some sort of fiction dead.