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Dear Authors: Please stop creating attention-seeking controversy on the internet.

February 26, 2014 | Susie | 16 Comments

The whole Lynn Shepherd debacle (sj pretty much sums up my feels about that here) is one incident in what is becoming a disturbing trend where some self-published or little-known authors go on the Huffington Post (or equivalent media) and write an “opinion piece” about […]

Reading Rage: Pretty sure the new Bridget Jones novel is gonna be bullshit.

October 2, 2013 | Susie | 35 Comments

WARNING: SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS I’ve never been much of a mainstream chick-book kinda girl, but for whatever reason, I was obsessed with Bridget Jones in college. Partially with the book, majorly with the film. At first, it was about a dippy woman who could stand to get […]

Death Match the Ultimate: Shark Week vs. Cunt Week

August 10, 2013 | lucysfootball | 38 Comments

It all started with an innocuous tweet… @lucysfootball @thebooksluts Imma go ahead and say it: Cunt Week is better than Shark Week. — Skyla Dawn Cameron (@skyladawn) August 7, 2013 Juuuuust when you thought it was safe to go back on the Twitterz. This got […]

I appreciate you for being cruel; I’m burning bright thanks to your rejection fuel

August 6, 2013 | lucysfootball | 211 Comments

Hi, Mitch. It’s me, one of The Insatiable Book Sluts The Cunts. First, thank you so much for wishing us all the best. That’s so kind of you. You know, that personal touch really is lacking in modern society so often lately. Those small kindnesses […]

Reading Rage: You can’t hide a self-published work under a vanity press name. Just don’t.

April 12, 2013 | Susie | 46 Comments

Our review policy has undergone (is that a word? did I conjugate that correctly?) some changes in the recent past. I decided to stop accepting pitches from self-published authors because it was eating up an enormous amount of my time for very little return on […]

I do not like the thing that you like, and that is okay.

March 29, 2013 | Susie | 49 Comments

If you’ve been poking around IB for awhile, you know that I have pretty distinct tastes in books. While I’m not a total book snob (see also, my husband, who will re-read War and Peace fifty times before he will ever finish On the Road. And those are both literature), I […]

Reading Rage: Things I hate about reading comic books.

March 13, 2013 | Susie | 42 Comments

Before I even start this rant, because I know that comics are SRS BSNS for some people, I do want to clarify that I know there are comics that don’t fit into the problems I’m about to lay out. There are comic books and graphic […]

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Reading Rage: Don’t Make Me Get Out My Red Pen

December 13, 2012 | sj | 127 Comments

Dear Self-Published Authors, Can we chat for a sec?  Here, pull up a chair and let me get you some tea.  Tea is good for these types of discussions, right?  I think so. Listen.  I think we need to have this talk because, quite frankly, […]

Review: Accelerated by Bronwen Hruska

October 28, 2012 | tonbird | 26 Comments

Book: Accelerated Author: Bronwen Hruska Published: October 2, 2012 by Pegasus First Lines: “Sean Benning had put in his time.  He couldn’t risk being caught in another conversation about ERB percentiles and afterschool activities that cost more than he made in a month.  Forty-five minutes […]

Reading Rage Tuesday: Ebooks vs. Paper Books

July 31, 2012 | Susie | 66 Comments

I have to admit that, when the Kindle first came out, I was one of those snooty assholes who did everything I could to antagonize the people I knew who owned them. (Me? Antagonize people? Surely not.) “I like books,” I sniffed, looking solidly down […]