All the random “general information” posts.
TBR: To Be Read (pile) – the pile of books that are planned to be read.
Mt. TBR: TBR Mountain – The pile of TBR books has become so large that if stacked they would create a mountain.
SABLE: Sash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy – The pile of owned books has become so large that – in reality – you can read new books until the day you die and not buy a new one. This state does not keep readers from buying new books. O_O
Trade – Trade Paperback
HB – Hardback/Hardbound
HC – Hardcover
DTB – Dead Tree Book
MMPB – Mass Market Paperback
H/h – Hero/Heroine (or Heroine/Hero)
TSTL – Too Stupid Too Live
MC – Main Character
Alphole – An asshole masquerading as an Alpha Male
Plot Moppet – A child character that has no real purpose other than to move the plot forward
Geas – an obligation or prohibition magically imposed on a person
Diamond of the First Water – A diamond of the first water [of the first excellence] refers to the limpidity and luster of a precious stone, especially a diamond that is perfectly pure and transparent. The degree of brilliance in a diamond is called its ‘water.’ Clear white diamonds are called diamonds of the first water. It is also used as a metaphor for excellence, especially in Victorian England. A perfect debutante would be called “a diamond of the first water.”
BDSM – specifically breaks down to Bondage, Discipline, Dominance and Submission, Sadism and Masochism. Also a variety of erotic practices involving dominance and submission, roleplaying, bondage, and other interpersonal dynamics.
LGBT/GLBT – Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender. If you see Q at the end it can mean queer or questioning.
m/f – male/female
f/f – female/female
m/m – male/male
M/f – male/female The capital “m” notates a dominate male character with a submissive female character
F/m – male/female The capital “f” notates a dominate female character with a submissive male character
m/f/m – male/female/male. This is a menage relationship with no sexual contact between the male characters
m/m/f – male/male/female. This is a menage relationship with sexual contact between the male characters
M/m/f – male/male/female. The capital “m” notates a dominate male character with one submissive female character and one submissive male character. This is also a menage relationship with sexual contact between the male characters.
F/f/m – female/female/male. The capital “f” notates a dominate female character with one submissive female character and one submissive male character. This is also a menage relationship with sexual contact between the female characters.
F/m/m – female/male/male. The capital “f” notates a dominate female character with two submissive males character. This is also a menage relationship with sexual contact between the male characters.
M/f/f – male/female/female. The capital “m” notates a dominate male character with twosubmissive female characters. This is also a menage relationship with sexual contact between the female characters.
Magical vagina/hooha/vajayjay – This is a vagina that is the literary equivalent of being dipped in gold, plated in platinum and sprinkled with diamonds. The magical vagina can heal everything that is wrong with the hero including major wounds and serious emotional trauma. The magical vagina also has the ability to stop a man-whore from being interested in sex with any other vagina.
Magical Penis – This is the same as the magical vagina but it also has the ability to give multiple orgasms at all times.
LotR – Lord of the Rings
Malazan – Malazan Book of the Fallen
ASoIaF – A Song of Ice and Fire (The real title of GRRM’s Game of Thrones series)
IA – Ilona Andrews
GRRM – George R.R. Martin
JKR – J.K. Rowling
NTM – New To Me author
IDK – I Don’t Know
YMMV – Your Miles May Vary
YA – Young Adult
DYA – Dystopian Young Adult
SFF – Science Fiction and Fantasy
SPA – Self Published Author
Big Mis – Big Misunderstanding: the final obstacle in the way of the HEA between the H/h, happens near the ending of the story
dub-con – dubiously consensual sex (forced seduction)
non-con – non-consensual sex (rape)
NSFW/NSW – not safe for work
TBH – to be honest
HEA – Happily Ever After
P2P – Pulled to Publish – reference to fanfiction
DNF – did not finish
HFN – Happily For Now
POV – point of view
IMO – in my opinion
IMHO – in my humble opinion
IIRC – if I recall correctly