Kmart Goes Balls Out for Christmas Commercial – Apparently Adam Levine is in charge of KMart Men’s department now? So suggests Fashionista who highlighted this recent commercial for celebrating Joe Boxer at KMart. I asked Jayne, who sent me this link to share, that I wasn’t sure how we were confident that there were bells there. She said that I’m a romance reader and I should used my oversexed imagination developed from reading 50 Shades.Fashionista
Condom maker says N.H. is No. 1 in size – According to one website that sells condoms online, New Hampshire has the biggest male genitalia of any state. I think that data point could be interpreted as New Hampshire having the most delusional men in the country as well. NashuaTelegraph.com
I think publishers just really want readers to have discovery problems, so we can all be in the same boat. I have been working with readers for years, and I have heard many, many, many complaints from them in re: books. I have heard them complain that they have too much to read, and I have heard them complain that their favorite authors don’t write fast enough, and I have heard them complain that the book they want to read is not in paperback yet, and I have heard them complain that they will never catch up with their book piles, and I have heard them complain that their spouse has asked them to stop buying books for six months, and I have heard them complain that certain famous authors haven’t been writing as well, and I have heard them complain that there is too much good TV right now and it’s basically impossible to balance reading time and TV time anymore. (I myself have also levied each of these complaints.) What I do not hear them say is that they can’t find anything to read. Now, to be fair, I mostly deal with readers in bookstores, in libraries, and online, which are places designed for book discovery. Bookavore
Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty.
You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com