Assorted Brief Links of Awesome

I wouldn’t pass it along if it weren’t worth looking at – so have some linkage!

First, Susanna Fraser has the single greatest author website known to man. Or woman. Or both and everything in between.

Second, my Sizzling Summer Book Club pick, Kristan Higgins’ All I Ever Wanted is on the USA Today list at #102. Check out the listing though – it’s got that sexy (E) next to it—which means it made the list as an ebook. HOLY SMOKE. That is hot sexy awesome right there!

Seriously, I cannot wait to talk about this book on Friday. You have no idea.

And finally, Publisher’s Weekly has picked up the story of YA authors withdrawing from the Humble, TX, Teen Lit Fest out of support of author Ellen Hopkins. There’s still time to enter the contest wherein I’m giving away a few copies of her book in support. Censorship Blows.

But you know what doesn’t blow? My right, and the right of every woman in the US to vote. Happy 90th birthday to the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote in the USA in 1920: The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Too all the women and men who faced ridicule, jail time and general asshattery while protesting and fighting for my right to vote in each and every election, thank you.

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  1. 1
    Mo says:

    lol I just *had* to go visit the website.  :)  Truly priceless!  Many thanks for a wide grin in the middle of my day.

  2. 2
    Sarah W says:

    Happy 90th, 19th!

    We’d be sufferin’ without Suffrage!

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    Jeannie says:

    Oooh, all I can say is that Mrs. Fraser’s husband has balls the size of coconuts and hopefully a third eye that stays open while he’s asleep!

    Srsly, it’s very funny but Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Just sayin’.

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    Betty Fokker says:

    okay, loved the website.

    Also, feminist rock. especially feminists who respond to posts by typing one handed because they are stay-at-home moms and are nursing a baby. those are feminists with awesome sauce. or leaking breastmilk. whatever.

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    Susanna Fraser here, posting from my iPhone as Mr. Fraser, Miss Fraser, and I are in the middle of a road trip and his librarian cousin tweeted to check Smart Bitches.

    I married him because he makes me laugh and also gets MY sense of humor, so…yeah, he gets to live.

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    Amy A says:

    FWIW—That website totally made me want to buy the book *G* (Helps that Ms Fraser is a fellow Penn Alum!)

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    John says:

    Ah, that website made me laugh.  And now I want the book.  Even though I would normally pass on it.  Strange how humor works that way.

    I’ve already commented enough on the Ellen Hopkins scandal.  Hell hath no fury like a gay teenager’s scorn.  Sorry, ladies, but between the hormones, angst, and lack of proper literature, we have some DEEP anger issues.  :P

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    Laura S. says:

    That is one of the funniest author websites I’ve ever seen. I love the tiny print at the bottom, it had me in tears I was laughing so hard.

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    orangehands says:

    Happy Voting Day!

    LMAO. Not a subgenre I tend to like, but that humor totally makes me* want to read it.

    Censorship totally blows.

  10. 10
    Randi says:

    In the comments of the PW article, someone posted a link to Wikileaks.org (http://www.wikileaks.org/). Had no idea about this site. Very interesting…

    Funny that today is the annivery of female voting rights, as I was JUST thinking yesterday, “What’s the date of passing of female suffrage?” Today, apparently! Woot!

    Do you suppose the folks who asked Ellen Hopkins to not attend the festival, actually READ her books? I’d bet real money that they didn’t.

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    sweetsiouxsie says:

    As we used to say in the olden days: “Right on, sister!!!”.

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    A long time ago, I worked for a NATO unit.  The European officers were male because women only served as nurses in their militaries.  They sneared at me because I expected to be treated with respect and dignity.  While I enjoyed living in Europe, I did not like the job and was glad to return to the US.  Although the US is not a perfect democracy, I am glad that I can vote to make it as near perfect as possible.

  13. 13

    And a shout out to Susanna for a very clever website!

    My husband, a computer officer, just rolled his eyes when I asked him to design my website (he’s too busy with work, Scouts, and golf).

    Looking forward to hosting Susanna on September 1 at:

    http://www.sosaloha.blogspot.com

    which celebrates romance reading, military families, international travel, and Hawaiian culture!

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    lilywhite says:

    Yay for suffrage!  (Am I the only one humming the Schoolhouse Rock song “Suffering Till Suffrage”?  Her outfit was totally bangin’!)

    Have the Smart Bitches ever reviewed Amanda Quick’s “Ravished”?  I just finished it last night and I can’t stop telling people about it!

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    picklechick says:

    Happy 90th is right, Girls!  The Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Association has some great events planned for the 26th of August aka Equality Day!  If you are in the neighborhood of upstate NY, please checkout http://www.elizabethcadystantonhometown.org/ to see what’s going on and join us.

    @lilywhite….I’ll have that song/visual in my head for days…..long live Schoolhouse Rock.  How many of us will NEVER forget the Preamble thanks to that?!

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    becca says:

    another link of awesomeness: The Chart of cliches in fantasy cover art, from Orbit, including Damsels In Distress, Damsels Not In Distress, Castles, and Glowy Magic.

    I’d love to see a similar chart for romance novels!

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    Kilian Metcalf says:

    Becca wrote:

    I’d love to see a similar chart for romance novels!
    http://www.orbitbooks.net/2010/08/16/the-chart-of-fantasy-art-part-one/

    We all know that “headless” would be the number one cliche!

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    Kilian Metcalf says:

    Becca wrote:

    I’d love to see a similar chart for romance novels!
    http://www.orbitbooks.net/2010/08/16/the-chart-of-fantasy-art-part-one/

    We all know that “headless” would be the number one cliche!

  20. 20
    Kilian Metcalf says:

    Becca wrote:

    I’d love to see a similar chart for romance novels!
    http://www.orbitbooks.net/2010/08/16/the-chart-of-fantasy-art-part-one/

    We all know that “headless” would be the number one cliche!

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    Kilian Metcalf says:

    I know 90 years must seem ancient history to some, but I put it in my life perspective.  My mother was born 4 years after women got the vote.  That’s recent as history goes.  My grandmother probably never voted because she died 8 years later.  I have touched the hand of a woman who touched the hand of a woman who couldn’t vote most of her life.  That’s recent history.

    reached21 – I have voted every election since I reached age 21

  22. 22
    Kilian Metcalf says:

    I know 90 years must seem ancient history to some, but I put it in my life perspective.  My mother was born 4 years after women got the vote.  That’s recent as history goes.  My grandmother probably never voted because she died 8 years later.  I have touched the hand of a woman who touched the hand of a woman who couldn’t vote most of her life.  That’s recent history.

    reached21 – I have voted every election since I reached age 21

  23. 23
    Kilian Metcalf says:

    I know 90 years must seem ancient history to some, but I put it in my life perspective.  My mother was born 4 years after women got the vote.  That’s recent as history goes.  My grandmother probably never voted because she died 8 years later.  I have touched the hand of a woman who touched the hand of a woman who couldn’t vote most of her life.  That’s recent history.

    reached21 – I have voted every election since I reached age 21

  24. 24
    Delle Jacobs says:

    I bought the book already. So when the heck is it going to be August 23? Why wasn’t it yesterday???

  25. 25
    Laura (in PA) says:

    I love Susanna Fraser’s website. Thanks for the smiles.

    I’m proud to say I helped Kristan Higgins with those ebook sales, as, thanks to the Sizzlin’ Summer Book Club, I bought the book to read on my iPad’s Kindle app. And I have to say, I absolutely loved it. To the point where I was working at home yesterday, and spent much of the day reading instead, which means i’m now behind, and will likely have to work over the weekend. So, thanks a lot, Kristen. (And don’t tell my boss.)

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    cate says:

    Love SF’s website –  Somebody make that man write a
    blog, & let me know when he publishes !
    I’m buying that book as a thank-you for the
    laugh you gave me,during an utterly grim day

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