Question: when you are going to skip the end of a book to find out what happens because you don’t care to read the whole thing, where do you skip to? Do you jump to the last chapter, or the penultimate chapter? Susan: Usually the third chapter from the end – enough that I have context, but not so far that I’m picking up all the stuff I was trying to skip. Carrie: Usually … Continue reading Do You Skip Ahead in Books?
Romance fans, it’s almost time. We’re approaching Pink Halloween! It’s chocolate candy-palooza, in tiny packages (hee) and heart-shaped boxes. It’s candy puns and red construction paper time, also known as… You know, the time when mainstream media suddenly pays a LOT of attention to all things romance. Well, to a specific, marketable concept of romance. Brace yourselves. Romance and Valentine’s Day have a long, turbulent, and multi-storied (see what I did there?) history, and each … Continue reading Valentine’s Is Coming (Winter is Already Here)
The transcript for Podcast 496. The Invisible Goddess, Part I, with Melody from Heaving Bosoms has been posted!
Big news, everybody! I’m co-hosting a new daily podcast with Alisha Rai for iHeartRadio called LoveStruck Daily! Got 20 minutes and want to start, or end, or boost your day at any time you want with true love stories that will give you the happy feels? We’ll be sharing love stories and adorable moments each weekday, and sometimes we’ll have special episodes featuring incredible guests. You can read more in the announcement at Deadline! Our … Continue reading Announcing LoveStruck Daily from iHeartRadio
Seventeen years ago, Smart Bitches began. Smart Bitches launched on 31 January 2005 with a review for Angel-Seeker by Sharon Shinn and for The Unsung Hero by Suzanne Brockmann. We’re still here. This honestly blows my mind a little. Still here, talking about books, never running out of things to say about romance. Woohoo! Thank you! I’m so honored you’re part of SBTB! Our community is still welcoming, and warm and wonderful. None of that would be … Continue reading Happy 17th Anniversary, Smart Bitches!
The transcript for Podcast 495. Fearless Knitting and Writing with Vanessa North has been posted!
The transcript for Podcast 494. Tubthumping with Anxiety, and More New Year’s Wishes! has been posted!
This is a weird part of January, isn’t it? It’s Very Winter in the northern hemisphere. It’s long after the holidays, and a few weeks away from Valentine’s Day, aka Pink Halloween Candy on sale, and for me, it’s coooooold. Whoo, cold. What about you? How are you doing? What are you looking forward to this weekend, or in the weeks ahead? I have new projects I’m working on, and I have So Many Books … Continue reading What Are You Looking Forward To?
The transcript for Podcast 492. Squeeing About Fandoms and Feels with Olivia Dade has been posted!
It’s time for another edition of Stuff We Like! We’re taking a reader suggestion, and talking about all the things we bought for ourselves recently! Want to see? Just click that image above or click right here, and come shop with us! And if you’d like to browse some more, we have a complete Stuff We Like archive, including past Gift Guides and other posts of our favorite items.