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Romance, Spice, & The Gamification of Reading

Welcome to Feminist Book Club: The Podcast. In this episode we curated two bookish discussions that promise to expand your reading list and evoke some delightful nostalgia for those beloved 90s reading challenges

Romance, Spice, and Everything Nice: How Sex Has Evolved in the Romance Genre


Jordy and Thien-Kim sit down to discuss the evolution of sex scenes in the romance genre, spanning from the ’80s to the modern era. In this candid conversation, the hosts delve into the transformative impact of consent, protection, and representation on the genre, highlighting how these elements have paved the way for liberation and empowerment within its pages. 

Books/Resources Mentioned:

Authors Beverly Jenkins and Talia Hibbert

Hate Crush by Angelina M. Lopez

Happy Endings by Thien-Kim Lam

Brazen and the Beast by Sarah MacLean

Hot Rabbi by Aviva Blakeman

Gamification of Reading


Caroline and Nox embark on a delightful journey through the games, treats, and challenges that have not only transformed their reading lives but also added a sprinkle of nostalgia. Join them as they discuss their unique experiences with neurodivergent reading roadblocks and the ingenious strategies they’ve employed to conquer them. Get ready for an engaging conversation that features everything from Dungeons and Dragons adventures to the simple joys of Pizza Hut personal pan pizzas.

Support our hosts & guests:

Follow Jordy: Instagram

Thien-Kim: Instagram // Website

Nox: Blog // Instagram // TikTok // Twitter // YouTube

Caroline: Instagram 

This episode was sponsored by Parenting Beyond Power by Jen Lumalam (Your Parenting Mojo) and How to Raise a Feminist Son by Sonora Jha

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This episode was edited and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.

Original music by @iam.onyxrose

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