Today was the last day of school in Lower Saxony where I teach, which means six weeks (sort of) without school. And it’s about time, since we hit a late slot with our summer holidays this year, which meant that this school year seemed to drag on and on.
Now I have more time, I hope to write many detailed and well reasoned blog posts in the future. But for now, have a few links:
Over at the Pegasus Pulp blog, I blog about The New Pulp Fiction.
At Time, Andrea Sachs writes about the rise of the cowboy romance novel. Now the appeal of the cowboy romance is something I absolutely don’t get, probably because any cowboy hero has to overcome the negative associations with the word “cowboy” that Hollywood westerns have left in my mind. Ditto for military romances. If you come from a culture where “soldier” and “military” have negative associations, military romances are not easy to digest. Though I still like Suzanne Brockmann’s Navy SEAL romances a lot.