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Thursday Afternoon Haiku Moment: Beyond Heaving Bosoms by Sarah Wendell and...

What can I say that
Has not already been said
By Joan’s fab review?

book reviewNot a non-fic fan
Was not expecting to like
As much as I did

For me, the best joke?
The list of eye-colors for
Building a hero

Best, that is, until
I saw the "heroines list’
Then I wept laughter

But-then I kept going
And giggled at "alpholes’ and
The dictionary

By the time I came
To "Choose Your Own Adventure’
And Chapter 30?

I HEART YOU, Bitches.
Take my fifteen dollars, cause
It was so worth it.

This book was breezy,
Smart but irreverent, light
But very filling.

I learned a lot, too.
Like Candy’s Pirate fetish
Sarah’s is secret
(my vote is for sheikh romances)

If I had to bitch
About something, I’d have made
Following changes:

One: Loved, loved the list
Of heroine types. But there’s
No hero types list?

Two: Chapter on your
Blog kerfluffles. Bit odd
In a reference guide

Despite my nitpicks
This was well worth the money
And an A from me.

So when does the Bitch
Encyclopedia of
Romance come out, hmm?

This book can be purchased in trade format from your favorite independent bookstore or ebook format from the Sony Store and other etailers.


  1. SonomaLass
    Apr 17, 2009 @ 00:50:05

    My favorite review of this book so far! Awesome haiku.

  2. SB Sarah
    Apr 19, 2009 @ 17:09:09

    Holy, holy, holy crap. HOW DID I MISS THIS? Oh. I was traveling.


    Must read again. After I pick myself up off the floor. Thank you!

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