Links! News! Things people write online – and some sales and coupons! Oh, the excitement, it might knock your flip flops off, unless you're in the southern hemisphere, where it's fall, and you're probably not wearing flip flops.
PN Elrod sent me a link to Mother Jones' timeline of sexual treatment for hysteria, and it's fascinating. I especially like the idea that vibrators and massagers were used for health reasons. Yes, indeed!
Meanwhile, I am over at Kirkus this week talking about why so many characters of color are described in coffee terminology:
There's a lot to be said—and not much of it good—about describing people as beverages, as liquids that can be consumed in cups that are disposed of after. The fact that this motif of description is so common adds another layer of WTF to the idea that in romance and other fiction genres, “coffee people” are not those who enjoy drinking coffee (as opposed to Mr. Pibb or tea) but are more often those who are some other color than white.
And now, sales and coupons!
20% Off Kobo eBooks with code “June20off”
At Amazon, there are a few deals and sales:
Get $2 off any mp3 download with code MP3S4ALL. Ends 15 June 2012 – use the coupon by Sunday night!
You can use the coupon to take $2 off an album or two free .99c songs. There are also compilation CDs on Amazon on discount, such as this one: Celebration, a collection from Madonna, is $2.99 – or, with coupon, 99c.
And, now, ebooks on sale! As I noted in the Rachel Gibson Classic Romance list, several Gibson titles are on sale:
- See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson * $3.99 * A | BN | K | S | ARe
- The Trouble With Valentin's Day by Rachel Gibson * $3.99 * A | BN | K | S | ARe
- Simply Irresistible by Rachel Gibson * $3.99 * A | BN | K | S | ARe
- Any Man of Mine by Rachel Gibson * $4.99 * A | BN | K | S | ARe
- Rescue Me by Rachel Gibson * $4.99 * A | BN | K | S | ARe
- Daisy's Back in Town by Rachel Gibson * $3.99 * A | BN | K | S | ARe
- Truly Madly Yours by Rachel Gibson * $3.99 * A | BN | K | S | ARe
- It Must be Love by Rachel Gibson * $3.99 * A | BN | K | S | ARe
- The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley * $4.90 * A | BN | K | S | ARe
- Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin * $2.99 * A | BN | K | S | ARe
- City of Veils by Zoe Ferraris * $2.99 * A | BN | K | S | ARe
- Lessons in French by Laura Kinsale * $1.99 * A | BN | K | S | ARe
- Got Your Number by Stephanie Bond * $0.99 * A | BN | K | S | ARe
- Timeless Innocents by Janis Susan May * $1.99 * A | BN | K | S | ARe
- Designed for Death by Jean Harrington * $0.99 * A | BN | K | S | ARe
- The Pirate's Lady by Julia Knight * $0.99 * A | BN | K | S | ARe
I'm having a hard time spending the $2 music credit, which is really silly – it's $2. What will you buy with it?