Tag Archive: Non-kinky

Aug 15 2017

Bonjour Tristesse and A Certain Smile by Francoise Sagan

  This is the text of the book reviews from episode fifty-eight. This episode’s book reviews are two novels by Francoise Sagan. Bonjour Tristesse and A Certain Smile. The versions I read were both in one edition by Penguin Modern Classics, translated by Heather Lloyd in 2013. These are the unexpurgated versions of the books. …

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Aug 10 2017

Episode 058: Two Novels by Francoise Sagan

Bonjour Tristesse and A Certain Smile book cover

Episode the fifty-eighth; Wherein the Pageist returns from an unplanned break with a revolutionary idea about what to do with all the unsolicited peen going around and remembers that morality is highly subjective. The books reviewed this episode are Bonjour Tristesse and A Certain Smile by Francoise Sagan. Intro and Announcements: Thank you, everyone for …

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Jun 18 2017

The Things We Wish For: A Cautionary Tale

At eleven pm last night, as I was finally settling down in my too hot bed (because they don’t really do A/C in England), after being awake thirty-two hours (because I have a terrible time sleeping) there began fireworks. On a June 17… It wasn’t a long display, but immediately after, live music kicked off. …

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Apr 12 2017

Naked People Make Me Fall Asleep

Why the Asexual Is Thinking About You Naked Not long ago I met a photographer who processes photography in old-timey ways—daguerrotypes, rather than Polaroids. (His name is Nicolas Laborie and his work is pretty neato.) Nicolas is interested in gender and how people present themselves and so on so we had a thought-provoking chat and …

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Feb 17 2017

Episode 044: The Smart Girl’s Guide to Privacy

Episode the forty-fourth: Wherein the Pageist celebrates her second kinkiversary, goes in search of a good night’s sleep and makes an exciting announcement. The book reviewed is The Smart Girl’s Guide to Privacy by Violet Blue. .47 Intro & Announcements: The show is now in Ukraine Survey if you’d like to let me know what …

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Jul 05 2016

Sexting by Tina Horn

This is the text version of episode 15’s book review. Sexting: The Grownup’s Little Book of Sex Tips for Getting Dirty Digitally by Tina Horn. It hadn’t occurred to me until now that we probably get the word ‘digital’ from ‘digit’ because we do it with our hands—typing and such. Which reminds me—when I was 12 …

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Mar 06 2016

Those Talking Genitals: Consent isn’t Simple

Have you seen those talking genitals? If you haven’t, here they are: If you’re someplace where you can’t (or don’t want to) watch disembodied, animated genitals then I shall describe them for you. There are three short ads. In one a brown breast and a white hand are laughing, just enjoying themselves, and the hand …

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Oct 27 2015

1601 by Mark Twain

The year is 1601 and a poor lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth is waiting on her lady, who is chatting with some of the well-known writers of the day—Ben Jonson, Francis Bacon and William Shakespeare. Other Elizabethans of note are lolling about. Suddenly, someone cuts one. I mean, they really let one rip. A fart. Someone …

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Aug 07 2015

A Serbian Film

[This is a review of the uncut version. Spoilers will be behind spoiler tags. Go with God.] Milos (Srdan Todorovic) was a once a well-known porn star who hasn’t worked in awhile. Burnt out on the business, he’s happily married to Marija (Jelena Gavrilovic) and they have a six year old boy, Petar (Luka Mijatovic). …

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Jun 16 2015

Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Before beginning this review I must admit that it’s been some time since I read this. I recall enjoying it greatly and there are quite a few underlined passages in my copy. Like such: Then the turtle-billing kisses, and the poignant painless love-bites, which they both exchang’d in a rage of delight, all conspiring towards …

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