Readers, I feel I owe you an apology. It is June as I write this, and I have not done a single one of these reading list posts since last year! Perhaps the title of this post should be “What Janine Has Not Read in 2013” because I feel I ... more >
Welcome to the Promotional Thread for Authors. What’s this you say? I read quite a few blogs outside the romance blogosphere and many of the big ones have a daily open thread where the commenters drive the bus. The rules for Author Promo Night Open Thread are as follows: The ... more >
Got a book you want to talk about? Frustrated with a book or series? In love with a new one? Found a buried treasure? An issue that keeps popping up in the books you are reading? Just want to chat about stuff in general? Post away.
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen I’ve found reports of this book off-putting in the past; dire warnings about the heroine’s silliness have made me wary in the extreme. I have a limited tolerance for 19th century silly English characters; the reason Emma is my least favorite Austen is that everyone ... more >
Samuel Johnson observed, “A writer only begins a book. The reader finishes it.” With an audiobook, a voice is added to that mix, one that can profoundly affect the reader’s experience of the story. Audiobook narration is an art and craft that’s long fascinated me, and June Is Audiobook Month, ... more >
I love me some Kristen Ashley and after I read The Fire Inside, I emailed the appropriate people and said “Let’s do a Giveaway.” Thankfully they said yes. In light of the fact that Kristen Ashley’s books are largely digital up until now, I thought a unique item would be ... more >