Ladies, if you’re reading with all your clothes on, you’re doing it wrong. Get on that.
Romance novel cover designer Erin Damaron-Hill on Amazon’s amorphous cover art restrictions: “No handcuffs on wrists. Handcuffs being held is fine.”
Where the hell is my mini-rhino?
We’ve been passing on responses to That Stupid Ruth Graham Article all week, but this one is just hilarious. My favorite part:
There are readers, and then there are serious readers. Mark the difference: a reader will allow his or her eye to wander over text indiscriminately, reading, for example, this year's Edgar Award winner for Best Novel Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger, the price of Spanish sweet onions at the grocery store, stop signs en route to work, the headlines on the cover of the New York Times resting in the basket at the Starbucks, the words on the Starbucks cup, the New York Times itself, and potentially, even the instructions on the back of the microwaveable instant Thai noodle bowl planned for supper. Of all these infractions, the reader should, of course, be most ashamed of deliberately picking up Ordinary Grace and turning the pages one after another, because it falls under the mystery genre, and it is the “juicy plots” of this genre that cause the amateur reader to lift the tome and squeeze it like a blood orange, allowing hedonistic juices to flow recklessly down his or her arm, and proceeding to lap the nectar like a feral, flea-ridden cur.
One for the writers out there.
What will you be reading this weekend? Let us know in the comments! Rachel will be finishing Red Rising. Yesterday I finally read the first book in Bella Andre’s Sullivans series and it’s as amazing as everyone says it is…so I plan on binge-reading as much of the series as possible over the weekend.
See you next week!