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Winter Weekend Reading

It’s cold. I know the rest of Canada considers Torontonians a city full of wimps when it comes to winter weather (our mayor did call in the army for heaven’s sake) and they are not wrong, but still it’s over minus 20 outside and all I can do is drive to work, not go outside …

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Hugh Laurie, Idris Elba and Benedict Cumberbatch Walk into a Bar…

Posted just because I saw it on the interwebs — and if this doesn’t make you want to write a romance novel, nothing will. Hugh Laurie, Idris Elba and Benedict Cumberbatch

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Harlequin’s SYTYCW contest announces winner: Jennifer Drogell

I’ve been on tenterhooks all day, whether I’ve been in my office on in a meeting  – not for myself but for the winner and runners up of the Harlequin writing competition So You Think You Can Write. I don’t even make any of the calls to the winners — I am just genuinely thrilled that …

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Amazon’s New Tablet

It’s rumoured Amazon’s 7″ tablet will be available in October and the 10″ in early 2012. See the full scoop at NetBook News blog.

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Romancing the Tablet

How Harlequin is revolutionizing the ebook market is in the Globe & Mail today. The writer has so many facts correct: how romance readers have embraced ebooks (because we are the biggest and most powerful group of readers and we understand the benefits of ebooks); how romance readers had been forming friendly online communities long …

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The Bridesmaids — Oh, I hope it’s good

The Bridesmaids, written by Kristin Wiig and Annie Mumolo, starring Kristin, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy and a host of other wonderful women, producted by Hollywood powerhouse and game changer Judd Appetow is opening tomorrow, May 13 and god I hope it’s good. Because so many of my favorite actors are in it. Because it’s a movie …

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111 British Literary Heroes We Wouldn’t Kick out of bed for eating crackers

This is great and taken from The Awl  111 British literary heroes in order of bangability. Or as we say in North America, “I’d do him.” Do you agree?  111. Frankenstein’s Monster (Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus) 110. Uriah Heep (David Copperfield) 109. Casaubon (Middlemarch) 108. Bradley Headstone (Our Mutual Friend) 107. Samuel Pickwick (Pickwick Papers) …

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A Fan Letter to Julie Anne Long

Dear Author posted a positive review for Julie Anne Long’s What I Did for a Duke, and since I am always looking for new historical authors to read, especially writers who are really smart, I downloaded the book and dove right in. My goodness she’s wonderful. Ms. Long has an avid new fan in me, …

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Self Publishing and Kindle Top 100 List

From Teleread.org a post about self published novels on the Kindle top 100 list, apparently 28 of the books are self published. Note the importance of price — most are under $4.00.  http://www.teleread.com/paul-biba/28-out-of-100-top-kindle-ebooks-are-self-published-by-piotr-kowalczyk/ My thoughts on self publishing coming soon.

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Fall Resolutions

I packed up most of my stuff at the cottage yesterday (I took an extra day vacation to avoid Labour Day traffic. I have sat in my car, not moving beyond a crawl for over six hours on Labour Day when the trip should take two and a half hours so I’ve learned my lesson) …

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