Given the current economic climate, desperate times call for desperate (and cool) measures. Those wild librarians of Texas are raising money for the Texas Library Association's Disaster Relief fund with a calender featuring Texas librarians showing off their....tattoos.
Yeah. Y'all thought I was going to say something else didn't you? Maybe librarians showing off their stacks? Ha!
Thanks to Random House Inc.'s Library Services blog for the heads-up on the coolness.
In other news, it's come to my attention that despite my sidebar and me occasionally mentioning it in blog posts, that some of you don't know that I do a wiki for Upcoming Historical Romance releases. There's even an RSS feed people!
I did some massive updating this week, so you can now see releases through February 2010 (although obviously the later months aren't "complete" just yet). I dig up this information thanks to some of the databases I use at work, along with some publications I get, and right now I'm feeling pretty confident that it's mostly complete through October 2009. Never say never though. I could be missing a title somewhere.
I also have lots of cover art over there. I don't really buy books based on covers, but that doesn't mean I don't love looking at it! So there is lots of pretty and shiny to gaze upon. Here is just a small sampling:
And for those of you hoping I'll set something up for the other sub genres of romance? Um yeah, don't count on it. While this wiki isn't a total time suck, it does take some work, and I'm really only providing a bare minimum of information (author, title, ISBN, price and publisher). I do it because I love me some historical romance, and I'm fairly passionate about it. I also do it because it amuses me and I love to gaze upon the pretty and the shiny. If some of you find it useful as well, all the better.