Tina sent me this column from MSN about the grammatical debate of “bad v. badly” and I just want to say, in utter truthfulness, I don’t just feel bad, or badly. I feel like crap. My personal feverishness aside, I also have to admit: I love that the internet makes room in publications for columns that explore the most nitliest of nitpicky grammar questions, because that stuff just fires up my brain in a good way (as opposed to the bad way I’ve got going on right now).
This link is as much a note to self as it is a link for y’all. I need a better cover for the Kindle, and M-Edge’s Leisure Jacket for the Amazon Kindle is pretty spiffy, except for the title. Leisure Jacket?! It’s a Kindle Condom! Seriously, who named that? Someone with no sense of humor? Yeah, baby, you wanna play with my Kindle? Let me slip it out of its leisure jacket….
If you’re looking to try a writing contest, or think you have the Harlequin/Mills & Boon Modern Heat style, there’s a Feel the Heat Writing Competition going on now through 15 September. Winner gets the services of an editor for a year (which begs the question: does the editor come over and do laundry, or are we talking writing-only services? Because I’ve met some rather stylish editors, and if they’d like to go shopping with me and give me wardrobe tips, I’m so down with that).
Thank you to the legions of people who immediately emailed me that all of us can now Join HoffSpace, The Hoff’s new social network hosted at his web site. I’m completely transfixed by the exclamation point at the end of the following: “This is the official David Hasselhoff Social Network. Let’s socialize!” (Yes, of course I have signed up. I am member 13,733 of his network. That means there are 13, 732 people who are cooler -and faster- than me).
I’ve had this article open on my desktop for weeks now, and keep forgetting to link to it: foreign graphic novels like Monsieur Jean are well-received in the US. I admit to being clueless about all things graphic, from novels to manga, but yet again, there’s that interesting bit of info: Yaoi, which is gay romance manga, is very popular among American women readers. Iiiinteresting.
Did you know that Portia Da Costa wrote Dr. Who’s Eighth Doctor as the hero of her book The Stranger? Take a look at what Behind the Sofa has to say. That’s one more way to sneak those who aren’t familiar with the genre into its tender, addictive clutches. Mwwwahahahaha.
Online book store and literacy charity Better World Books is part bookstore, part literacy fundraiser, and part social networking matchmaker. Dr. Laura of the Professors Brilliant sent me a link to this video, where two books are looking for their soul mates.
“Have you ever been part of a trilogy?” *SNERK*