Links: A Feel Good Video, Robots, & More
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Articles / December 11, 2019

Welcome back to Wednesday links! It is Wednesday right? I have no concept of time and the fact that the sun sets at 3:30pm right now is the worst. As always, the end of the year means exciting stuff on the site, namely our Hanukkah giveaways and our Best Of lists. Thank you for being with us for another year and of course, we hope you stick around for what we have planned in 2020. … The ocean is a scary and wondrous place. If you don’t know what I mean, check out this interactive scrolling map! … McSweeney’s has all the qualifications Hallmark movie heroines are expected to meet: She must go home for Christmas and throw that high powered career in the garbage Sure, she gets great satisfaction from maintaining her independence, achieving her goals, and surrounding herself with people who challenge and inspire her, but it’s time for her to stop working and start living the Hallmark way. It’s time for her to go home for the holidays. It’s frighteningly accurate! … I love jokes that take the long con, dedicated approach and this fits the bill. It took me a while to realize I was being tricked…

2019 SBTB Gift Guide: We Love Our Selves, and Our Pets!
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Articles / December 11, 2019

It’s time for the latest edition of the 2019 Smart Bitches Gift Guide! This week? Gifts for our lovely selves, and our even more lovely pets! I love doing our gift guides, especially this latest edition. Want to see? Just click that image above or click right here, and come shop with us! And if you’d like to browse some more, we have a complete Stuff We Like archive, including past Gift Guides and other posts of our favorite items.

Blitzed by Alexa Martin
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Articles / December 11, 2019

D+ Blitzed by Alexa Martin December 3, 2019 · Berkley Contemporary Romance CW/TW Inside CW/TW Sexual Assault Blitzed is the third book in Alexa Martin’s Playbook series. I spent the entire time I was reading it thinking that it was the final book, but just so you don’t go into it with the same misconception: It’s not the final book! There is a fourth book, Snapped, to come. The heroine of Blitzed is Brynn, owner of HERS, a bar created predominantly for women. HERS has reached a level of fame that Brynn could never have imagined for it, helped by its prominence on the show Love the Player, a reality show following the lives of the WAGS of Denver’s football team. We open at a celebration for the show at HERS, with Brynn behind the bar, flirting with Maxwell Lewis, the shy defensive back who she’s had a crush on for years. Brynn’s friendships with the wives of Maxwell’s teammates mean that they’ve been around each other a lot and when the book starts, Brynn is ready to make her move. But Maxwell receives an apparently distressing call and, to put it lightly, freaks out. What he actually does is…