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March 27th, 2007

7:26 PM

I'm so petty

I'm ready to put the whole authorial nonsense I blogged about two entries back, so here's how I bury the hatchet, so to speak.

I won't delete the reviews because I'm anal that way, so I change the file names and adjust the links accordingly on the website. And then I redirect the old URL of these reviews to that blog entry where I talked about these authors. That way, anyone clicking on the links from these authors' blogs will go right to my blog entry instead of my reviews of these authors' books.

Heh, I'm so petty but I can't say I'm sorry for what I do.

Now, anyone read anything good lately?

8 comment(s).

Posted by Callie:

Hi Mrs G,

Probably a bit late for this and I sincerely apologise in advance if it starts a flame war.

I have been reading your site since 2000 and one of the things I appreciate most about it is that your reviews come across as the opinions of a reader who appreciates the genre but is not blind to its flaws. I used to subscribe to a newsletter but cottoned on pretty quickly that all reviews were highly positive even if the *romance* equates to horniness and/or stupidity. While I understand that one person's dross is another's quality, I would much rather have honesty than something designed to push the genre.

And it's great to find someone else who appreciates the morally ambiguous.

The last good romance I read was a translation of Train Man/Densha Otoko. :)
March 27th, 2007 @ 8:51 PM

Posted by Barbara B.:

I wouldn't take on theose romance gangbangers again if I were you Mrs. G.
Holy shit! What a pile-on! After that literary beat down I've gotten the message. Don't buy, don't read, and for fuck's sake don't review their books!
March 27th, 2007 @ 8:52 PM

Posted by Emily Veinglory:

After Dark Designs this is my TBR pile, for what it's worth ;)--a little bit of everything. I would recommend M Christian, his anthology Filthy (M/M) was great:
Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher
Brighid's Quest by PC Cast
Fairy Godlover by Devi Sparks
Running Dry by M Christian
Reason to Beleive by Jessica Inclan
Adam and E-V-E by Bridget Midway
Muse by Leigh Ellwood
March 28th, 2007 @ 12:14 AM

Posted by Barbara B.:

I've been meaning to give several of those authors a try, Emily. Thanks for the list.
March 28th, 2007 @ 1:43 AM

Posted by Jules Jones:

As mentioned in the conversation about gay romance, I'm currently reading Chaz Brenchley's Outremer series. It's a fantasy series set in an alternative-Crusades universe where magic works, but it has several romances developing as part of the plot, both straight and gay. From what Chaz said when I asked if it conforms to romance genre conventions, some but not all of the characters get their HEA or happy-for-now. I've enjoyed the first third of the series (it was originally published in three volumes in the UK, but the US edition split it into six). But it's not going to be to everyone's taste, as it's initially slow-moving and has a lot of world-building. My thumbnail rview is on my LiveJournal here:
http://julesjones.livejournal.com/134445.html
March 28th, 2007 @ 4:03 AM

Posted by Darragha:

Good book, which I just finished:

The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan.

Darr
March 28th, 2007 @ 4:43 AM

Posted by Ann(ie):

I just finished Moon Called by Patricia Briggs. Must say I liked it, even though I don't enjoy weres as a rule. After I read it and looked at her site, I realized I've read her before. Loved The Hob's Bargain. I'll be reading more about Mercy.
March 28th, 2007 @ 6:45 AM

Posted by Ciar Cullen:

Damn, woman, you made me paranoid, I clicked on my reviews! Who else will admit to that?
Okay, so moving on...I'm pretty sure no one will mention these, but I just finished Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett, and it's not my favorite of his by a long shot. I'm starting The Masque of the Black Tulip by Lauren Willig, because the blurb promises some elements I really enjoy -- two time periods, a university setting, mystery, etc. We'll see. I'm a wee bit bored with it so far.
March 28th, 2007 @ 8:04 AM