Thanks to the many who sent this link: Salon talks about urban fantasy and the kickass heroine – which is kind of awesome. Candy is quoted! Woot!
As M. E. Raney wrote to me about this Salon article regarding Urban Fantasy heroines:
While the author notes that this boils down to the fact that detective fiction is privileged over romance fiction (gee, I wonder why?), she ultimately decides that “urban fantasy—a cross of fairy tale, noir and classic coming-of-age narrative—is peculiarly suited to wrestling with the quandaries of early 21st-century womanhood, which is itself a hybrid of age-old preconceptions and fledgling, undreamed-of promise.” Sounds a lot like a certain other genre I read…
Don’t it, though?!
Librarian Jude sent me this link: alternative search engines for books you should know about – 100 of them!
One of them, AddALL.com, is very cool – it searches a bunch of online book vendors, some of which have in-stock data (i.e. how many copies, etc) in the search results. For example: looking for Bosoms? They’re all over the place.
And a two-for-one Jezebel linkage. First, stay tuned as they figure out who is the worst 80’s romance hero in a continuing series. And while you wait: help me figure out what is so wrong with that picture of Lance Bass. Was his head attached to someone else’s body – someone about 34% shorter than he is?