Saturday, September 8, 2007

Bad Blogger, No Cookie For You

I know I haven't been the best blogger lately, and here I am announcing that my web presence will probably be nil for the next week.

The Super Librarian parents arrive this morning for a week long visit! So that means actually spending time with the them (the horrors!) and taking a whole week off work. It also means I won't be chained to my computer as usual. Expect "blog-skimming" and very little commenting - although I should be able to keep up with my e-mail (ha!).

I was really hoping to have Fairyville by Emma Holly read before they arrived, but no such luck. I've seen some comments around BlogLand already about how much people loved it, which isn't too surprising. I think it will be a keeper for a lot of people, just not me. Why? I'm a piss-pot who hates change. I'm working on it though. It's hot, it's vintage Holly, the relationships are good, but dang why did it have to be a paranormal? ::stamping my foot like a petulant Regency heroine::

I know, this is completely irrational behavior of me. But dang, I just want my straight-up contemporary erotica from Holly. I know she probably doesn't want to do the same thing, over and over again - but ::whimper::, I really dislike the paranormal/erotica trend. I don't really have a good reason for this, but I suspect it's because I'm tired of "everything" being paranormal these days and frankly, it's never been my favorite sub genre. Paranormals can work for me (and have!), but in small doses. What with the current Big Paranormal Push, I'm practically OD-ing. Although, you'll notice it hasn't slowed down my book buying at all.

And dontcha know it should be all about me! Me, me, me! Cater to my every whim! I don't understand what publishers find so hard about this idea.

But despite my irrationality, Fairyville is good so far. I'm just not happy unless I'm whining about something. At the very least it should make for an interesting review, assuming I can stop whining long enough to finish the book.

Everybody have a happy week ahead, and I'll see you around the blogosphere!


Kate Diamond said...

The "Big Paranormal Push," as you call it, bothers me as well. I absolutely love to read a good paranormal. But I also love to read a good regency. A good contemporary. And a good comedy, set in any time.

I would love to see more diversity in new releases.

Rosie said...

Okay I read it today. I think the book was good but I couldn't help but think it would be just as good without the paranormal stuff. These characters would work in a straight up contemp. Yeah, I know...nobody asked me. :)

Rosie said...

P.S. Have a great week with the parental units. Hope it cools off a bit for you so you can enjoy yourselves.

Gwen said...

Hey Wendy - Have you seen these?

Too funny.