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A Super-Bowl beer ad about guys crashing a book club has some book lovers tossing the penalty flag on what they consider the spot’s anti-reading bent. But I’m not sure this ad makes the cut for either the Pro-Misogyny or Anti-Literacy teams. After all, the guys were kind of cute, and the girls did have some extra beer on hand... Read more...
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Historical heroines who repeatedly trip into danger sometimes are described pejoratively as Too Stupid to Live (TSTL). And, sure, contemporary readers can be turned off by heroines whose time periods limit their options. But the Western romance heroine’s indomitable spirit turns the TSTL label on its head; she’s simply: *Too Stalwart to Loathe. Read more...
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I like a good F-Word as much as the next blogger. But profanity’s a no-no with some viewers, just like with some readers. Lori Foster’s Drew Black of “Back in Black” is a guy whose raunchy talk is appalling and hot to heroine and romance fan alike. Why is the profane suddenly sexy? Read more...
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Daphne du Maurier wrote, “Writers should be read, but neither seen nor heard.” Having spent the last five years interviewing and hosting hundreds of authors online, I’m not sure I disagree completely. But in this age of authors as rock stars, there’s more to this issue than meets the i-marketing plan. Read more...
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Thousands of publishing industry jobs were lost in 2009. In 2010, CEOs to mail-room workers worry how e-publishing and declining sales will affect their employment. Yet pub-industry workers seem to be overlooking the simple solution to reducing bottom-line stress, and I’ve got the no-brainer solution to the problem. Read more...
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How do you find a balance between the necessity to read and real-life responsibilities? Read more...
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Romance-fiction heroics aren’t solely about one-size-fits-all alpha males. Meet Mary Balogh’s improbably appealing “beta” hero. Read more...
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Marjorie Liu's paranormal romance "Tiger Eye" is now *the* game to play...once you pry your kids off the laptop. Read more...
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Cover copy entices you to buy books. But can it guarantee spots on BN’s Best of 2009 list? Read more...
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I'm not convinced Twitter makes/breaks careers. Still, 140-characters worth of some folks' thoughts go a long, long way. Read more...
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About Unabashedly Bookish: The BN Community Blog
Unabashedly Bookish features new articles every day from the Book Clubs staff, guest authors, and friends on hot topics in the world of books, language, writing, and publishing. From trends in the publishing business to updates on genre fiction fan communities, from fun lessons on grammar to reflections on literature in our personal lives, this blog is the best source for your daily dose of all things bookish.

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