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The Weekly Verse, Sexy Edition: Come Out Tonight by Steven “Jesse” Bernstein

April 23, 2014 | sj | 10 Comments

I usually make a thing about poetry not really being my bag.  That’s not to say I didn’t write some really shitty poems in my day, cos I totally did, but for the most part I am not a huge fan of READING poetry.  I […]


Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby. Or, We Could Not and That Would Be Great.

April 22, 2014 | Susie | 6 Comments

Originally posted on this site, on 19 June 2012. Revived because sex month, natch. I wasn’t going to weigh in on books like 50 Shades of Grey on this blog. Not because I’m a prude, or because I’m a snob, but because I honestly had zero interest […]


5 Literary Losers Who Brought It On Themselves

April 20, 2014 | Meghan | 20 Comments

It’s easy to rattle off a list of book characters who are winners – the ones who beat the odds, triumph over evil, kick ass and take names.  Literature is full-to-bursting with heroes.  But what about the characters who aren’t so good at the winning […]


The Insatiable Booksluts Read Lolita: Chapters 1-16

April 18, 2014 | Samantha | 31 Comments

Welcome to the first discussion post for The Insatiable Booksluts Read Lolita! This is my first read of Lolita, it’s been languishing on my to-be read list for a long time. I was happy to have an incentive to read it. [ed Note:  Since this […]


The Weekly Verse: Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe

April 16, 2014 | Meghan | 5 Comments

When I was a teenager, I went through a phase where I was super-duper into dark, scary gothic-y things.  So, naturally, I was into Edgar Allan Poe.  I clearly remember the first time I read his poem “Annabel Lee” and my reaction was something akin […]


Petals on the Wind and My Sexual Awakening

April 15, 2014 | Bridget | 29 Comments

Before I even start, I’d like to ask you to bear with me and the inevitable awkwardness of this post. I’m new to IB and very new to the blunt, fearless writing style that characterizes this blog. It wouldn’t be unfair to say I haven’t […]


Yeah, I’m Not Gonna Read That

April 11, 2014 | Heather | 87 Comments

When Susie announced that April would be Literary Friction Month on IB, I got a little nervous. While most every other Bookslut was excited about the opportunity to write about ALL THE SEX in the literary world, I was in my corner of the world […]


The Weekly Verse, Sexy Edition: Rapunzel by Anne Sexton

April 9, 2014 | NeriS | 10 Comments

One of the first Anne Sexton poems I ever read was “Cinderella,” her adaptation of the Grimms’ tale, during my freshman year of college.  I didn’t know at the time that she’d written sixteen other fairy tale verse adaptations.  But a few weeks ago, while […]


We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Morpheus Mondays for This Special Announcement

April 7, 2014 | sj | 6 Comments

I know, guys.  It’s Monday and you’re prolly all “Wait, I thought we were doing Morpheus on Mondays [heh], how come I don’t have some Dream in my RSS?” I promise, there’s totally a reason for that!  Some of us have been falling behind, and […]


Dykes Do It Better: 9 Lesbian Authors You Should Dive Into

April 6, 2014 | Sarah | 21 Comments

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel every book ever written is a metaphor for the phallus. A working cock. A flaccid dick. I suppose it makes sense that those possessing a dong tend to write about it, but even wonderful women authors […]