“According to the Romance Writers of America, romance fiction generated $1.37 billion sales in 2008. The romance genre has the single largest share of the fiction market. More people buy romances than detective novels, thrillers, science fiction, or science nonfiction. At least 74.8 million people read a romance novel in 2008… and more  than 90 percent of these readers are women. To put these numbers in perspective, about 100 million men in the United States and Canada accessed online porn in 2008 – just slightly more than the number of romance readers. However, though women don’t pay for porn, they happily pay for romance. Accurate sales figures are impossible to come by in the adult industry, but there is little  doubt that online pornography generated less revenue in 2008 than romance publishing.”

-Ogas and Goddam, A Billion Wicked Thoughts, (87-8).

[review] A Billion Wicked Thoughts

WARNING: Adult material ahead! "The sexual brain is guaranteed to upset the politically correct, the socially conservative, and just about everybody in between." I chuckled over Ogas and Gaddam's warning in their preface to A Billion Wicked Thoughts: What the Internet Tells Us About Sexual Relationships. It was an amused chuckle because I was excited... Continue Reading →

[book review] Goodnight, Mister Tom

Goodnight, Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian is a less well-known children's classic, which had enthralled me as a teen. Perhaps enthrall isn't quite the word. It gripped me. Emotions aren't something I comprehend on a regular basis, but Goodnight, Mister Tom has the power to stir even this Spockian reader. Now, as a grown and... Continue Reading →

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