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Romance Bashing: The New York Times Edition

The New York Times now has a review round-up column for new romance novels, just as it already has one for crime fiction and one for science fiction and fantasy. This is a good thing. However, while the SFF column … Continue reading

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A Few Shout-outs – Ein paar Lesetipps

First of all, Swedish crime fiction write Henning Mankell died of cancer, aged only 67. He was best known for the Kurt Wallander mysteries, though he also wrote other things. Now I’ve never read any of his novels, though I … Continue reading

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Photos of Bath

Today is sartorias a.k.a. Sherwood Smith’s birthday, so as a virtual present here are some photos I took during a trip to Bath, historic British spa town best known as the setting of some of Jane Austen’s novels and countless … Continue reading

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Links for a Snow Day

First of all, I added a few new haiku to The Haiku Zone in the top left corner of the page. There are now 23 rotating haiku featured. Meanwhile, I’ve also got a bunch of links to share: The Golden … Continue reading

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Some good discussions about romance and erotica and a bit of politics

At Tor.com, Jo Walton discusses her conflicted relationship with the romance genre and Georgette Heyer. It’s a good post and even the discussion in comments is surprisingly good, given the population of regular commenters at Tor.com, and goes into how … Continue reading

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New Book Trailer for El Carnicero

I had so much fun using xtranormal to make a book trailer for the Silencer series that I went and made another trailer for El Carnicero, my regency adventure romance. Xtranormal offers cartoon versions of historical figures, so the trailer … Continue reading

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An Interview with Cora and a frosty linkdump

Tonight is shaping up to be the coldest night yet ever since the extreme frost period began more than a week ago with temperatures of minus 15 degrees Celsius. I already got out my flannel pyjamas and ultra-warm fluffy socks … Continue reading

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Legendary Literary Grudge Matches

Spats and grudge matches among writers are nothing new. Indeed, writers and storytellers have been quarreling with each other and with their audience for as long as humans have been telling stories. In the online SFF community a fight breaks … Continue reading

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Link Round-up for a Cold Weekend

First of all, the news of the day: Egypt’s president Hosni Mubarak has finally resigned. Let’s hope that this marks the beginning of a true democracy for Egypt and not the changeover to the next multi-decade dictatorship. And yes, I … Continue reading

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Historical Fatigue

In the past few days, I’ve seen several Americans go all crazy about Downton Abbey on the Internet. Here’s an example from Smart Bitches, Trashy Book. There are similar posts elsewhere. Reading the Smart Bitches and similar posts reminded me … Continue reading

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