In Hookups, Inequality Still Reigns – Women don’t really find sexual satisfaction from hookups per this article but for some, the trade off is worth it.“For Kim Huynh, a 29-year-old filmmaker in San Francisco, sacrificing a reliable orgasm for sex without the burden of commitment was a conscious decision. After a couple of relationships in college, Ms. Huynh spent about five years without a serious boyfriend and many on-again, off-again flings.”
Why colleges shouldn’t check online life of applicants – I don’t like this at all. At least a third of admissions officers polled admit to using social media to eliminate eligible candidates. So glad I grew up in the age before social media. Online discoveries that harmed a student’s chances of being admitted. College admissions officers are looking for the things you’d expect them to be looking for: bad judgment, bad language, bad behavior.Washington Post
How Do We Judge Books Written Under Pseudonyms? – Here are two interesting points of view on pseudonyms. Pseudonyms don’t always mean success for the previously published author although most of the time in genre fiction pseudonyms are used purposely for either differentiating between targeted audiences (UF v. romance for example) or starting anew because the first name didn’t sell well.
One critic says that an author’s work should be judged against her past efforts and questions whether “criticism untainted by knowledge of who the author is and what she has already done … is valid.” I don’t agree with the second person’s opinions at all Rowling’s desire wasn’t just to be judged by critics differently but to shed the weight of reader expectations as well. NYTimes.com
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.
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