Glittery Greetings and Gifts of Trust

I fell back into my Christmas card-sending habit this year. (Or perhaps it might be more accurate to say the habit fell back onto me, as the unsent cards came tumbling down in a glittery mess from the closet top shelf during a recent attempt at cleaning). A lot can change in a year. Based … Continue reading Glittery Greetings and Gifts of Trust

Non-Fiction Book of the Month: Playing Well with Others

In my ongoing survey of BDSM non-fiction, Playing Well with Others has by far impressed me the most. Everything about the book- from the content to the typeface to the organisation - I found very satisfying. There are a few questions I like to ask when reading introductions to BDSM that try to appeal to … Continue reading Non-Fiction Book of the Month: Playing Well with Others

Book of the Month: Tarnsman of Gor

I'd been meaning to read a Gor book for a while- and have been reading one for a while.  It was slow going, and my predominant reaction is something along the lines of "thank goodness sci fi / fantasy writing has improved in the last fifty years". However, whereas The Fellowship of the Ring continues … Continue reading Book of the Month: Tarnsman of Gor

Non-Fiction Book of the Month: Screw the Roses, Send me the Thorns

Recently I've been making an effort to read some of the frequently-recommended introductory BDSM guidebooks.  As with many things, quality varies widely.  Some have good advice, some I question. Some read like technical manuals, others are more patronisingly juvenile.  Screw the Roses is written in a style that appealed to me, conversational and funny without … Continue reading Non-Fiction Book of the Month: Screw the Roses, Send me the Thorns

Book of the Month: Olga Returns to Her Teens by Theo Jones

As part of my celebration of back to school season (that's something to celebrate even if one isn't in school, right?) I am featuring Theo Jones's Olga Returns to her Teens.  I've long believed that school would have been much more fun with an adult's awareness and social skills, and may well be worth the loss … Continue reading Book of the Month: Olga Returns to Her Teens by Theo Jones