Before I get to the pieces of fascinating that I’ve found or have been sent to me this week – and dude, the internet is FULL of this stuff, did you know? – I want to apologize for the lack of RSS email the past few days. The problem is all fixed, and you should be receiving the daily content newsletter with no issues today (hi there!). Thank you for letting me know about the problem, … Continue reading Links: Book Club Chat Reminder, Fascinating Victorians, and More
Linkage! Tons and tons of linkage, with thought provoking things and clever things and downright funny things. Ready? First up, if you’re falling back, a veritable smorgasbord (I think you can either have a veritable cornucopia or a veritable smorgasbord, so pick your preference) of historical romance authors would like to see what historical romance you’re falling back in time with this weekend. Over 200 historical romance authors as part of the Historical Romance Network are posting selfies with … Continue reading Links: Fall Back into a Historical Romance, and More Food for Thought
Veterinarian and epidemiologist Dr. Jennifer McQuiston works for the CDC, and is currently in Sierra Leone helping to combat the Ebola outbreak there. You might recognize her name because she also writes romance novels. McQuiston's Facebook page is serving as a brief dispatch travelogue as she works there for six weeks. She was also interviewed for Colorado Public Radio on how scientists detect and combat diseases. (Thank you to Anna Richland for the link.) … I'm … Continue reading Links and News: Jennifer McQuistion in Sierra Leone, Plus Editing Music and Romance Chocolate
In today's Holy Shit are you KIDDING? news comes a story first reported on Monday by Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader: Adobe Digital Editions v4 is gathering data on what you read and sending that information back to Adobe. No. Really. Adobe is gathering data on the ebooks that have been opened, which pages were read, and in what order. All of this data, including the title, publisher, and other metadata for the book is being … Continue reading Adobe Is All Up in Your Reading Business, And Other Links
First up, a link from Gry, our Norwegian Friday Videos Correspondent, who also sends cool links: Where Books Come From. Wee adorableness? I need a moment. … Thea and Ana of The Book Smugglers have formed a publishing company, Book Smugglers Publishing, and will issue quarterly stories science and speculative fiction with each set of stories fitting within a given theme: With the goal of discovering the best voices in speculative fiction from across the … Continue reading Where Books Come From, Spec Fic Short Fiction, Interviews with Sarah and More
I've got piles of links, and I cannot lie. Ready for fun reading on the internet? Let's go! From Karen, a link I posted in the comments to Elyse's Hiddle-riffic review for Orca King II: A QUILT OF MAJESTY. No really. Look at it. (I don't think I can go fetch the image). That pretty much ends any aspirations I had of quilting anything, let alone a picture of Tom Hiddleston. … From Janice comes this extremely … Continue reading Hiddleston Quilts, Podcasts, David Bowie, and Upworthy Pron: Links Ahoy!
It's Friday (or early Saturday if you're on the other side of ye olde date line), and I have a collection of links to things that I hope you'll find interesting – or thought provoking. Possibly scary. I'm over at Kirkus this week, recommending two books for your immediate reading needs: Whether your reading tastes vary during the summer or are pretty consistent throughout the calendar—and I'm definitely of the latter reading group—the books we … Continue reading Links: Kirkus Recommendations, Cover WTFery, and Canadian Bears
First, can someone explain why at this moment, the smaller main dog of my two dogs MUST put his chin on my laptop? Is he afraid of lawn movers? It's too early for dinner. What the heck, dude? Anyway, here are links! First, I'm over at Kirkus, rounding up my favorite moments from The Windflower, because every time I go back into my copy to look something up, I end up reading another 4 chapters. (Is … Continue reading Links! Merry Windflower Moments at Kirkus, Romance Festivals, and Comic Excellence
I have been saving up a bunch of different links with not enough time to write them all up – so get ready for Lots of Different Things! First: Harlequin has a new transmedia storytelling project called The Chatsfield, which partners a series of books with an online digital set of additional stories, all centered around a mythical upscale hotel. I've been playing around with the website a bit, and there are layers of stories … Continue reading Links: The Chatsfield, Bollywood, An Interview with Carrie, Fiction Recs From my Dentist, and More
Carrie sent me this link to an analysis of a single scene from the comic Saga, which Carrie reviewed here in November. It's a scene that is poignant and powerful on first read, and takes on additional layers with this analysis from Matthew Derman: Lying Cat, Sophie, and Me. Then in this month’s Saga #14, Lying Cat and Sophie shared a one-page scene that reestablished their core concepts in a beautifully boiled down, purified way, and also made … Continue reading Links: Kirkus, Audiobooks, Lying Cat, and Crafty Crafts
Two weeks ago, we took a look at the front and back of Keeper by Patricia Gardner Evans. In the comments, more than a few readers said the book itself was really good, and definitely not one to judge by the “still wasters” on the cover. So I took at look at the copy I'd ordered so I could scan the cover, and boy howdy, was it interesting. It's powerful and emotional and the heroine … Continue reading Links! Things to Read! Like An Endless Collection of Text and Images!
Link time! It's like we're on the internet, this enormous trove of interconnected data and opinion searchable in myriad directions. Oh, internet, you're so awesome. First up: I'm over at Kirkus this week talking about Coming In from the Cold by Sarina Bowen, which I read last week on vacation and which helped break my reading slump: In my last column, I wrote about my reading slump, and how so few of the books I was … Continue reading Links! Lots of Things to Read and Look At This Week
Hey! It's time for some links, because the internet never ceases to be interesting and entertaining (thank heavens!). First: housekeeping! I'm going on vacation next week with my family, and while the mayhem and hilarity will continue at its usual buttery pace, I'm going to be posting deals 3 times next week instead of daily. I'll be around so don't go breaking things! (I really, really love this site and our community so I can't … Continue reading News, Links, Neat Stuff, and Funny Stuff
Hey! It's Valentine's Day! That means the chocolate is on sale tomorrow (woo!), there's lot of people wearing red today (which, woo, because I like red), and there's glancing coverage of romance. I said this earlier in the collection of links on Wednesday, and had it made into graphic form just for fun: Happy Valentine's Day to us! AND ON THAT NOTE. It's time for Conversation Hearts of Awesome II: The Desolation of Smaug! Theresa Romain … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day: Conversation Hearts of Awesome II and Other Fun Stuff
I have two crappy things first, then happy, silly, and interesting (I hope) things after, to soothe the crappy rage a little. GUESS WHAT. People are still attempting to copy books, switching a few words or more than a few, and publishing them as their own. AND GUESS GUESS WHAT WHAT ELSE. They get caught. By readers! Who read books! THE DEVIL YOU SAY! Grab your copy of The Plagiarism Workout so you're ready, k? … Continue reading Links: Good and Funny Stuff to Soothe the Part Where Plagiarism Is Still Ugly
It's February so guess what that means. ALL THE ROMANCE IN LOTS OF THE PLACES! Ready for links? First up: LISTS! LOTS OF EM! Sarah MacLean is in the New York Times talking about romance in the Book Review section. (Those aren't words I'm used to putting in the same sentence.) You can read her short list of recommended romances online, and in the Sunday Times section, too. Too often, the romance genre is lambasted … Continue reading Links! On the Internet! Lots of Words! This is Terrific.
I have a bunch of things to share with you. Ready for reading and thinking and entertainment? First up: Vicki sent me this link to the worst Christian romance covers of 2013. First…I'm sorry. It is a slideshow and I apologize even though I didn't build it and wish it wasn't a slideshow. That said? It's very fun. I think this one is my favorite:
I have a bunch of different links that might be relevant to your interest, or candy for your brain cells, or both! First, I must admit to perhaps being wrong. Very wrong. Epic wrong, if this study is to be believed. I've mocked the entire idea of characters “seeing emotions in his eyes” like flashes of anger or glints of arousal or a fleeting speck of indegestion. I think – well, thought, but still think … Continue reading Links: There Are Things to Read on the Internet!