Tag Archive: features


The Weekly Verse: Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe

April 16, 2014 | Meghan | 4 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 | 28 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 | 85 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 | 9 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 | 5 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 […]


Top Five: Songs That Make Everything Better

April 5, 2014 | Susie | 23 Comments

Imagine that you’re having the shittiest fucking time. You’re at that point in the sneaky hate spiral where you’re about to snap and start yelling at the wind or maybe just sit down and cry, a lot. Then you hear a song. A beautiful numbness […]


Judy Blume Taught Me About Sex, Masturbation and Premature Ejaculation

April 4, 2014 | sj | 35 Comments

Like most kids my age, I read and loved Judy Blume with that white-hot intensity that can only happen when you’re young.  I read fast, so it wasn’t unusual for me to burn through all of the SuperFudge books in a day or to read […]


The Weekly Verse, Sexy Edition: Putting in the Seed by Robert Frost

April 2, 2014 | Susie | 13 Comments

One of the reasons we chose April for Sex Month is that April = spring = all the sex. Plants are having sex, animals are having sex, and people are gettin’ it on, too. Probably even that wasp I saw earlier is looking for a […]


Why do we read sex?

April 1, 2014 | Susie | 14 Comments

April is nearly upon us. That's your only hint for the upcoming blog event at IB. — Insatiable Booksluts (@thebooksluts) March 31, 2014 (UPON US. Get it? No? Eh, it was 1:30 in the morning, cut me a break here. IT IS A JOKE ABOUT […]