Bitchin' Blog Posts
: The TBR
by SB Sarah | February 18, 2011 | Friday at 5:19 pm | 9 Comments
First, if you haven’t subscribed to The TBR newsletter, you missed our first issue on 14 February.
We’re setting up the next one with more micro-reviews, international readers, and DABWAHA news, so if you’d like to subscribe, you can absolutely join in the fun. We will absolutely not spam you and our goal is to send out only two newsletters per month. I like my newsletters how I like my men: short and intelligently informative.
In the last issue was The Magic DABWAHA Form: this year we’re having readers choose one book per category. Want to nominate your favorite book? The entry form for nominations is online. Please note the following rules for data collection purposes: the book nominated can be digital or print, but please, wherever possible, use the ISBN number for the PRINT edition to minimize duplicate entries. The book MUST have a publication date of 2010. No exceptions, no reprints.
We’re still working on building everything for the 2011 DABWAHA, but if you’re curious, have a look at some of the prizes already offered for this year. Thank you much-and-a-lot to our prize sponsors!
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by SB Sarah | February 03, 2011 | Thursday at 11:41 am | 14 Comments
Last year, Jane from DearAuthor and I formed The TBR, where we aim to build your To-Be-Read list one good book at a time. The TBR administers the Save the Contemporary campaign, an iPhone app, as well as the DABWABA, our tournament with an improbable name, better known as the March Madness Tournament of Romance Novels. Now, we’re joining to write a newsletter that will contain book news, mini reviews, alerts about upcoming contests (such as that fabulous DABWAHA, which we’re putting together now), and information that would be of interest to you as a romance reader.
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by SB Sarah | January 11, 2011 | Tuesday at 11:16 am | 130 Comments
RedHeadedGirl has been going though the Old Skool romance time travel machine, ever since she found her own lost Help a Bitch Out book. Meanwhile, I’ve been thinking about the older romances I’ve read and loved, and whether they hold up to a re-reading now that it’s been years since I last read them.
So I’ve compiled a reading list of my own for 2011, which I’m calling the “Old Skool Favorites”, books that I read and remember enjoying (even if I can’t remember the title or author and have to dig through the webby recesses of my brain to find a clue to track them down) and want to re-read to see what I think of them now. Maybe I’ll ruin a few of my fondest memories, but my re-read of Midsummer Magic, the first romance I ever read, didn’t turn me away or leave me with a “What the hell was I thinking?” feeling when I finished it.
If you’ve been reading the genre for awhile, you probably have some old favorites that you haven’t re-read in a long…
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by SB Sarah | May 05, 2010 | Wednesday at 10:57 am | 40 Comments
Hooray, it’s here! The TBR, an iPhone app for the romance reader looking for the latest reviews, content, and free romance reads.
The app is a first for romance readers and romance bloggers, and is a joint venture of Smart Bitches Trashy Books and Dear Author. The app features the most recent reviews from both sites, as well as a feed of the full content.
Best of all, it includes free reads from some of the best writers in romance fiction. We’ll be kicking off our free reads section with a full length Harlequin novel from Jill Shalvis, which we’ll serialize and release chapter-by-chapter.
You’ll have reviews, essays and free romance to read - whoever you are. You can download the app for your iPhone or iTouch. Or app is currently not optimized for the iPad.
We are so excited about this project, it’s hard to believe launch date is actually here. We started working on this app months ago, and we have big plans for the future as well - which is where our sponsor comes in. Our bi weekly sponsor will help…
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