(extended) Bait & Switch by Abigail Roux
It’s not picking up socks that’s the issue. Who is the ‘we’ that we are talking about [in feminism]? Are we talking about the children who are involved in sex trafficking, or the women in Bangladesh? Are we talking about the Eastern European women who are promised a place in the West and end up as sex slaves? Feminism is a big term. If we are asking ‘Are women human beings?’ we don’t need to vote on that. But where do we go from there? Are women better than men? No. Are they different? Yes. How are they different? We’re still trying to figure that out.
It’s because we were the gatherers; they were the hunters. Women spent 80,000 years picking mushrooms, and men spent it running after animals. We see the mushrooms – which in this case are socks — and they see the moving object. There have been tests that show women are better at seeing static objects. Source
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What attracted me to the IAD series was not only the paranormal romance aspect of it, but the strong females, witty banter between the sexes, and fun, yet sometimes heartbreaking, stories behind it. But most of all, I loved the sense of humor of the female characters, and felt they were relatable and they sucked you into the story by caring so much about them — even the not-so-nice ones. I felt this would be intriguing to Veronica, and we seemed to have the same taste in UF/PNR books. I see Veronica as a strong female, who can be very witty with a great sense of humor, and I thought she would appreciate IAD the same way I would. I hope I was right!
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This was recommended to me by my dad, of all people. I read the synopsis, seeing romance and history and love story, and was initially put off. Books that are Romancey in feeling don’t generally appeal to me. But it was my DAD telling me how great it was. I’m not sure he even knows there is a romance section in book stores. So, I figured I’d give it a shot. And I loved it. It was a powerful story, an intriguing setting, with great characters — all the hallmarks of a great book. My sister, my husband, and several other family members read it and loved it as well. So when I heard Amanda had not yet read this, I knew that this had to be the book I made her read.
Oh boy! It has been such a long time since I recommended Mark of the Demon (Kara Gillian #1) for Beta. Luckily I still remember why. It was a short time after I finished reading book 5, Touch of a Demon, and was utterly "under the influence". When presented with this challenge, it was the first series/story that came to my mind, a great plot and interesting characters whom I enjoyed and loved very much. You can read my review of this series here.
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