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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:27 am    Post subject: Florence Henderson? Mrs. Brady? Reply with quote

Noooooo ...

My pet peeve for today is when authors I like (and by like I mean I BUY their books, I READ their books and I RECOMMEND their books) slam or snark #50Shades on twitter. I've given up caring whether publishing executives and the twitterati bitch about #50Shades -- altho if you want my opinion, I think the twitterati should say whatever the heck they want -- as for publishing executives, if they think slamming a book endears "their" books to new readers, I can assure them it doesn't* but oh well.

Back to those authors -- what's the point? Why call it porn or say that Sylvia Day's book is "Like 50Shades only it's better" -- why? You know I bet there are a lot of folks out there that like both. Why label one better? Does that make my taste worse? I'm guessing the answer is yes.

* I don't want to hear I thought we were past only nice-girl commenting -- I get that. I'm just saying I personally wish if authors I like were going to take a stand they'd at least not mock it or misrepresent it because I find that so gauche. It's really not obligatory to say anything at all.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:46 am    Post subject: Re: Florence Henderson? Mrs. Brady? Reply with quote

janet w wrote:
Noooooo ...

My pet peeve for today is when authors I like (and by like I mean I BUY their books, I READ their books and I RECOMMEND their books) slam or snark #50Shades on twitter. I've given up caring whether publishing executives and the twitterati bitch about #50Shades -- altho if you want my opinion, I think the twitterati should say whatever the heck they want -- as for publishing executives, if they think slamming a book endears "their" books to new readers, I can assure them it doesn't* but oh well.

Back to those authors -- what's the point? Why call it porn or say that Sylvia Day's book is "Like 50Shades only it's better" -- why? You know I bet there are a lot of folks out there that like both. Why label one better? Does that make my taste worse? I'm guessing the answer is yes.

* I don't want to hear I thought we were past only nice-girl commenting -- I get that. I'm just saying I personally wish if authors I like were going to take a stand they'd at least not mock it or misrepresent it because I find that so gauche. It's really not obligatory to say anything at all.


Janet, I miss all that, I only follow a couple authors on Twitter and they are of the Urban Fantasy genre. I agree that it's in bad taste for one author to slam another's work but it doesn't matter what they say, the sales speak for themselves. Probably some jealousy there as well.

Xina, yes Mrs. Brady and she was talking baby oil and I had to listen to only half and then cut it off, lol I grew up watching the Brady Bunch, it just seemed so wrong, haha

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Florence Henderson? Mrs. Brady? Reply with quote

janet w wrote:


I'm just saying I personally wish if authors I like were going to take a stand they'd at least not mock it or misrepresent it because I find that so gauche. It's really not obligatory to say anything at all.




A few days ago I read a tweet from an author I haven't read. She said something like...I will judge you if you read 50Shades... and like it. Not exact wording, but that was the gist of it. My initial thought was that this person was a)Sort of an ass and b)Not very smart to put such statements out there publically.Especially since you depend on the public to buy your books and hey, a few of those people may have liked the book. The face that is put out there is the face I will remember when deciding on book purchases, and that face is pretty ugly. And kind of green too.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Florence Henderson? Mrs. Brady? Reply with quote

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Xina, yes Mrs. Brady and she was talking baby oil and I had to listen to only half and then cut it off, lol I grew up watching the Brady Bunch, it just seemed so wrong, haha

Linda



Oh, not baby oil! LOL. Yes, this is wrong. Has Betty White had a reading yet? For some reason...she would bother me as much as Mrs. Brady. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The official facebook page of FSoG says this is a tv commercial. The heavenly choir in the background cracks me up!!

http://youtu.be/_EWVvtSSHm4

Unrelated - I'm almost done with Effortless right now and I like it more so than Thoughtless. It's been a different kind of love story that's for sure but it's kinda nice to have something different.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linda in sw va wrote:
The official facebook page of FSoG says this is a tv commercial. The heavenly choir in the background cracks me up!!

http://youtu.be/_EWVvtSSHm4

Unrelated - I'm almost done with Effortless right now and I like it more so than Thoughtless. It's been a different kind of love story that's for sure but it's kinda nice to have something different.

Linda




Nice! The choral music is by Thomas Tallis (1500's) and that's Red Room music. LOL! I love the red background too. What a great book commercial! Thanks for posting it Linda.

I'm interested in those books too. Something different.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:40 pm    Post subject: Thorough, thoughtful review of 50 fr/LATimes Reply with quote

http://lareviewofbooks.org/article.php?id=724&fulltext=1 I will admit to having a shockingly short fuse for critical articles about 50Shades from pundits who haven't read the books. Fortunately, book critics still feel the need to read before passing judgment. OK, deep breaths, this is a very interesting and accurate article that really sums up the reality of the 50 reading experience.

And perhaps appropriate that it's a LA paper since E. L. James is scheduled to appear at Comic Con in San Diego ...

Liked the ad -- simple and invitational.

Edited for spelling.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Florence Henderson? Mrs. Brady? Reply with quote

xina wrote:
[A few days ago I read a tweet from an author I haven't read. She said something like...I will judge you if you read 50Shades... and like it. Not exact wording, but that was the gist of it. My initial thought was that this person was a)Sort of an ass and b)Not very smart to put such statements out there publically.Especially since you depend on the public to buy your books and hey, a few of those people may have liked the book. The face that is put out there is the face I will remember when deciding on book purchases, and that face is pretty ugly. And kind of green too.


Xina, who was it? Shocked

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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[Nice! The choral music is by Thomas Tallis (1500's) and that's Red Room music. LOL! I love the red background too. What a great book commercial! Thanks for posting it Linda.

I'm interested in those books too. Something different.


Ohhh I see, now it makes sense! lol I never looked up the music mentioned but keep meaning too.

You're free to borrow Thoughtless and Effortless anytime. I will say that the author doesn't let the heroine off easy for her actions and by mid way through the 2nd book I started to like her again.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Florence Henderson? Mrs. Brady? Reply with quote

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Xina, who was it? Shocked

Linda



Oh, sorry...just saw this. The author? I can't remember. Not well-known. I will try to backtrack on Twitter and get back to you. Anyway, an author on my "don't buy..ever" list. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check this out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C706KUh32D4&sns=fb

Fanfic, but looks real (and really good).

Question: will the discussion board for 50 go on longer than the books?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Check this out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C706KUh32D4&sns=fb

Fanfic, but looks real (and really good).

Question: will the discussion board for 50 go on longer than the books?



Oh, very good! It puts a face on what the actual film could be like. Thanks for posting this.

Your question....LOL, I don't know! There always seems to be news about the author, the books, and the up and coming movie. That's a lot to talk about.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have a Fifty thread once again becoming hard for some of our readers to load. So, does someone want to start the fifth Fifty thread? I'll need to lock this one after a couple of more posts.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:10 pm    Post subject: Thx for the YouTube links Reply with quote

I checked a couple of them and you quickly get an idea of how cool the movie could be ... I read that E.L. James said that Robert P and Kristin S would not be considered for Christian and Ana and I think that's good. Almost all of the male actors who have been mentioned would do a great job imo.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Thx for the YouTube links Reply with quote

janet w wrote:
I checked a couple of them and you quickly get an idea of how cool the movie could be ... I read that E.L. James said that Robert P and Kristin S would not be considered for Christian and Ana and I think that's good. Almost all of the male actors who have been mentioned would do a great job imo.



I read that too Janet! I don't think they fit either. I'd like to see others in the role. I have a few in mind, as does anyone who love the series.


So, I'm going to swing us into #5 on the Fifty thread. here we go....
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