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What I’m Reading: Regolith by H. William Glenbrook

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For the side project, I’m reading H. William Glenbrook’s Regolith, and so far I’ve learned a new word, was reminded of favorite sci-fi books like Stark’s War and everything Elizabeth Moon wrote, and revived an old anthology outline that can be summed up as “fairy tale lesbians in space.” So not only has it been a fun read so far (science-fiction action with a touch of horror contrasted with business intrigue, and I’m not sure how they’re going to meet in the middle but I’m excited to find out), it’s been good for me.

Currently, I am…

Reading:

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The Leather Daddy and the Femme by Carol Queen

Watching: 20170707_140418.jpg

season six of Supernatural (most of which I missed the first time around because the fandom is pretty toxic)

Listening to:

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my Spotify-curated Daily Mix #2

Writing:

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the first draft of a novella with the working title of Through Time, about a bisexual woman through her romantic and sexual relationships from age 19 to approximately 45

Crafting:

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cross stitching a panel from Ultimate Comics Captain America #4 drawn by Ron Garney

Five: Smutty Books

I know this will come as a surprise, but I love smutty books. I’m very much a fan of collections of short stories. I have quite a few of them on my bookshelves. The ones I keep I re-read often, more often than I buy new books–and like any book-lover, I buy too many new books that remain unread for far too long because I’ve got my nose buried in an old favorite.

1. Doing It For Daddy edited by Pat Califia

Pat Califia‘s work had a formative influence on my understanding of sex and sexuality and on my literary kinks. I read Doing it for Daddy in the library the first time when I was seventeen? Maybe eighteen? It has stuck with me for thirteen years now. I finally bought my own copy earlier this year and it’s easily one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. There are some kinks you just don’t talk about in regular company. This is a kink I don’t even talk about in fandom. But, oh, it’s so, so good.

2. Breathless by Bonnie Edwards

The thing about anthologies is that you’re not committed to just one story. Sometimes the stories aren’t your thing and you can skip right over them, sometimes the stories stick with you. Breathless has two that stuck with me–the titular one and Body by Gibson–and one in particular I return to often–Body by Gibson. Art and smut, what else could I ask for? Well, my other weakness: stories about women finding the confidence to ask for what they want… and getting it.

3. Texas Men by Delilah Devlin

Delilah Devlin is incapable of writing anything that isn’t super smokin’ set-your-cunt-on-fire hot. Seriously. This one’s got the best of everything: cowboys, light bondage, double penetration, a threesome, serious kink including more serious bondage, and the self-conscious and unsure heroine who gets hers from the self-assured and giving hero.

4. Real Men Last All Night by Lora Leigh, Lori Foster, Cheyenne McCray, and Heidi Betts

Most of the time when I pick this book off the shelf, it’s just to read the second story, Luring Lucy. The rest of the stories in this anthology are by no means terrible in any way, and Cooper’s Fall is definitely my second favorite, but Luring Lucy is my favorite. Our hero is dreamy in that one.

5. Three’s Company by Lorelei James, Jess Dee, and Jayne Rylon

You know what’s really great in fiction? Threesomes. Specifically, male-female-male threesomes. This book is three stories all about the best kind of threesome. (Men will tell you the mfm is the Devil’s Threesome and they are lying liars who lie. The only thing better than one hot guy is more than one hot guy.) My favorite of the three is probably A Question of Trust. I love it so much I have a shameless fanfiction version drafted and ready to be finished, I just haven’t felt sufficiently prepared to deal with the characters’ utter filth yet. It’s a perfect story.