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Aug 19, 2016

BookRiot contributor who writes about romance novels 

Interview starts at 10:59 and ends at 42:21

We’re sort of worshipping at the temple of love, the same way that religion can help us make sense of human experience and help us to feel there's good in the world—there's a structure that is bending towards the good. Romance can impart that feeling and help you feel like you're participating in the goodness of the fabric of the world. And I think that’s a real draw.


“Mysterious ‘Project X’ points to Amazon drive-up grocery store in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood” by Nat Levy and Todd Bishop at GeekWire - August 19, 2016.

Amazon Fresh

“Reinventing the Work-Life Ratio for Tech Talent” event scheduled by Amazon in Seattle for August 25.

“Amazon experiments with tech teams consisting entirely of part-time employees, with full benefits” by Monica Nickelsburg at GeekWire - August 17, 2016

“Amazon Plans to Produce Virtual Reality Originals, Job Offer Reveals” by Janko Roettgers at Variety - August 18, 2016

Amazon Studios job listing for VR Experience Development Executive

Next-generation Gear VR headset at Samsung


Tech Tip

An item from Steve in Hawaii related to Kindle Owners Lending Library


Interview with Jessica Tripler

“Why Romance Readers Love Digital Books” by Jessica Tripler at BookRiot - August 11, 2016

Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James

Romance Writers of America

A Natural History of the Romance Novel by Pamela Regis

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Novels by Molly O'Keefe

The Bechdel Test

Novels by Courtney Milan

“Romancing the Data” presentation by AuthorEarnings analyst Data Guy at Romance Writers of America - July 15, 2016

Happily Ever After: the Romance Story in Popular Culture by Catherine M. Roach

Novels by Nora Roberts

Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James

Novels by Beverly Jenkins

Novels by Farrah Rochon



Goodreads All Time Favorite Romance Novels

Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James


Next Week’s Guest

Chad Post, head of the University of Rochester’s Open Letter press and a champion of literature in translation.


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