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Lost in translation

Lost in translation

Many years ago, shortly after I got heavily into romance and was buying heaps of US-published books, I read the phrase, “He patted her on the fanny.” It wasn’t the...
She has to be “liked”

She has to be “liked”

Just so’s you know, the title of this post is a nod to Jenny Morris’s 1989 song “She Has To Be Loved” from her album Shiver: Personally I preferred the original...
A demonically good read

A demonically good read

Have you ever read the first book in a series and loved it to bits? Only to then be a little bit disappointed with the second book? Well, no worries about that with The Demon’s...
The case of the disappearing ‘dis’

The case of the disappearing ‘dis’

When I first met DH, he owned just about every Robert Heinlein book ever written. Being a huge fan of fantasy and lighter SciFi at the time, I dived right in. Bliss! What I love about...

Ouch! Even Jane’s not safe.

This just came through on one of the writing loops I belong to: Mark Twain on Jane Austen (1898) “I haven’t any right to criticize books, and I don’t do it except...
Lording it over someone

Lording it over someone

Usually I have a plethora of weird and wonderful words running round in my brain, just clamoring for the opportunity to be included in Word of the Week. Or, I’m reading a book,...
Shying away

Shying away

Today’s Word Of The Week is a strange little word. It doesn’t really roll off the tongue, per se, but it’s quite fun to say: BLENCH Say it with me, now. BLENCH. See...

Reading delights & a furry treat!

Hi y’all, I’m in the throes of a tricky rewrite at the moment. It’s a self-imposed rewrite, BTW. Yanno, just because I feel like another challenge *rolls eyes*. And...