I watched the World Cup Soccer Championship game with Ned on Sunday. Ned and I are soccer neophytes. We know virtually nothing about the game, but we wanted to be part of the 1 billion who watched. The problem is that not one of the announcers took the opportunity to ... more >
On Friday, I posted a video of David Hasselhoff in a terribly cheesy music video. The video is quite entertaining from an “I can’t believe this is real” sort of way. Perhaps this video is so over the top that it is actually good. Perhaps this is the Shatner effect, ... more >
Mark Grace is attributed with coining the phrase “slumpbuster.” He was on the radio show, Jim Rome, when he described it as finding fattest gnarliest chick you can uncover, and you lay the wood to her Grace also refers to this as “jumping on a grenade for the boys”.
When I first heard of Julia Quinn’s 2nd epilogues, my first thought was “oh no, what are publishers going to do next.” But publishers, who apparently are feeling the bite of falling profits from just publishing books, are constantly looking for new ways to make money because the “uh oh, ... more >
Previously I blogged about the reader/author divide. Since that time I have noticed an increasing mark between ONLINE readers and authors. Take blogger Indida. When one of the first internet review sites started, The Romance Reader, it was a revelation to me. I never before had a central source that ... more >
Ms Sobrato blogged the other day that she feels like she is doing something right when people have strong emotional reactions to her books, be they good or bad. This principle is often derived from Revelations 3:15-16 (KJV): I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I ... more >