June 30th, 2010

Recommended Reading #1

I’ve been considering for a while instigating a regular feature here at The Green Light District called “Recommended Reading.”

The reason for this is that I feel I have often come across things online that I find of interest or would recommend reading for various reasons. Sometimes I would like to (and do) blog about them, but it seems that if I blogged about everything I’ve run across that I have found compelling or worthy of recommendation, I may find myself doing little other than blogging! So this feature is to spotlight such things and provide links for anyone reading here who may feel interested in them as well.

Each “Recommended Reading” post will probably include about three links and include a short description with each summarizing it and/or mentioning why I recommend it. Since in many cases this will probably be self-explanatory, these descriptions/introductions are likely to be concise. : ) I’ll also put general categories in parentheses after each link to give some context of the content—”Sex Work,” “Spiritual,” “Erotic Fiction,” etc.

What is linked to could have been published any time, as I’m not so concerned with “current-ness” if it seems to me something that holds appeal or interest beyond the particular time it was published. If available, though, I will mention publication dates just for context.

I’m planning to present “Recommended Reading” weekly on Wednesdays, and it will have its own category to the left for easy reference.

So, all that said, following is this week’s—and the inaugural—installment of Recommended Reading at The Green Light District!


      “Goodbye Old Friends” on Gentle Nibbles (Personal) 6/2/10

I just discovered this site (via Dr. Dick’s Sex Advice) a couple months ago and have so enjoyed it. It is dedicated to the swinging scene, and I’ve already seen a few things on it that will probably show up in future installments of Recommended Reading. This time, I’m linking to a recent post from the husband half of the couple who hosts the site about his wife’s upcoming (at the time) breast augmentation surgery.


      “Lunar Landscape” by Craig J. Sorensen (Erotic Fiction) 6/24/10

This is a piece I found very beautiful that Craig included in a blog post, complete with introduction.


      “The Medicine of Empowerment” by Dr. Christiane Northrup (Health, Spiritual)

An online acquaintance of mine emailed me the link to this. It is an excerpt from a book and thus includes promotion of the book, but the other content of the excerpt is such that I definitely find it recommended reading.


Recommended Reading posted every Wednesday

8 Responses “Recommended Reading #1”

  1. danielle says:

    ah what a great idea…especially for me…lately i have less and less time to watch out in the net for interesting things ( aside the good blogs of course:-) so i m always happy when i stumble across great recomandations..or when shanna puts up her sunday list…and now u come along with good rec´s too..so..thank you for sharing<.-)

  2. Emerald says:

    Thanks so much Danielle; I’m glad you like it! Yes, I’ve just felt sometimes like I’ve read such great things that either don’t seem to call for a whole blog post from me (in part because I might just be reiterating whatever was said, ha), or I don’t feel like I have time to devote one to them. This just seems like a way for me to put the word out there about them.

    Thanks for coming by! :)

  3. That’s a great idea, Em. I’m honored to be included.

    Thank you!

  4. Heidi says:

    With that saucy picture of those reading glasses, how can we refuse?

    Can’t wait to see what you have for us to read next!!

  5. danielle says:

    ha..you know i always love comming by here :-)

  6. Emerald says:

    Thank you Craig. Yours was just the kind of piece I’m talking about—something I found beautiful and am happy to recommend. Thank you!

    Hey Heidi! Thank you so much (lol)—lovely to see you!

    Danielle—Xoxoxo! ; )

  7. The Nibblers says:


    We just wanted to say we are honored to be make your list! We are so glad we have found your blog as well!

    The Nibblers

  8. Emerald says:

    Hi guys! Well my pleasure of course—I thought of this (proposed) feature right away when I read that post by Mr. GentleNibbles…I found it so beautiful.

    All best to you; thanks for stopping by! Xoxo