The Washington Post has published their summer reading section (or will this weekend) (I don't actually see the WaPo as I live in NeJe). This year they decided to feature a round up of summer romance reading, and they asked me to write it -hot diggity!
Let me tell you. I HAD A WORD LIMIT. Out here in the hinterlands of the internets? NO WORD LIMIT. For WaPo? Word limit! I had a word limit and I wanted to mention as many great summer reads as possible, while also featuring books of several different lengths. I was trying so hard to fit one more book in that column; I was about ready to end with “BOOK. GOOD. READ.” But alas, word limits, they are mighty things – and so is being edited. I've never been so terse in my life.
But I'm so, so pleased that WaPo is featuring romance in their summer reading section – woohoo!
More links in bullet points! PEW PEW!
BEA is going on, and if you want to know all the business, head on over to Dear Author, as Jane is wandering the Javits center and finding out pretty much everything.
Bryn sent me this link that cracked me up: at some point, there was a search-and-replace, and poor Tolstoy ended up nookd. Not even kidding (HA!).
JL Wilson sent me this link to a series of romance comics captioned by James Lileks as part of his Comic Sins collection.
(Comic Sins is the best name for a website, honestly).
The romance collection is totally snort liquid material. Be Ye Warned. I think this might be my favorite part:
You can tell she's old because her hair is short. Non-threatening female guidance figures always had the short hair. Long hair? Friends.
Or Deadly Rivals. It depended.
Or then there's the part where sleeves have been removed to make an ascot. I about stopped breathing easily from the laughter at that point.
Amazon has acquired the publication rights from Avalon Books for more than 3000 backlist novels, including romances from Carolyn Brown, .
And, as usual, the press release featured the use of the word “thrilled.” I don't think you're allowed to do a positive press release in publishing without using the word “thrilled.” It's the law.