Monday, March 20, 2006

Smart Bitches Day Anniversary!

Today is the first anniversary of Smart Bitches Day over on Beth’s blog and I’m due over there soon with some virtual deviled eggs and Sangria. For those of you who are new here by way of others sites (hello), Smart Bitches Day is:


widely known as SBD, practiced by genre-lovers in all corners of the globe, beacon of
justice, keeper of truth, and heir to the throne of Carpathia. Et cetera, et cetera.Again, let me reiterate that SBD is all about the honest book-talkin'. Romance is kinda-sorta preferred, but certainly not a requirement. The only requirement is honesty. Find a book or a bookish topic that you love or hate - or something about your reading material in general that you love or hate - and talk to us about it like you'd talk to your friend. Thus "I felt the characters were perhaps not fully realized, but I do tend to be rather picky in that area so it's probably me, not the writing" becomes "Holy crap on a crapstick, why didn't she just name the characters Cardboard Smith and StickFigure Jones? For the love o'God, man."


And we all feel this way about something, so on this day, the first anniversary of Great Bitchery, I ask that y’all join in. You can place your post in the comments (and therefore keep complete anonymity) or post on your own blog and just leave a link here. It can be literary or genre specific, it doesn’t have to be romance (Beth will understand), but it does have to be about books.

Because we love them. We really do. Otherwise y’all wouldn’t be here.

Meanwhile I’m going to think on my topic and post it when I get home from work tonight. It’s going to be really damn hard to top my Harlequin Presents post, or the Pregnancy one, or that one about underwear but I’m going to give it a try.

Until then blog, people, BLOG about your book loves and hates. We all have them.

P.S. If I haven't responded to your comments or emails from last week, I apologize. We've been moving sections in the store again (and doing returns, and backstocking), and I've been exhausted. Will get on all of that right away, I promise.

4 comments:

Bethany K. Warner said...

I recently posted on my own blog, bkwriter.blogspot.com about Jack Whyte's book, "Uther" but now decided I was too nice.

Bottom line, it was 623 pages of unnecessary words. I learned 3 things in those pages that I didn't know before and only one of those was of real significance. He kept switching POV with the characters but they all sounded the same.

I kept slogging through because I liked the rest of the series, but man, I could have saved a lot of time and skipped it.

Beth said...

Oh yeah! I forgot about the underwear post! I LOVE that one!

Happy SBD anniversaary and congrats on such fabulous and now legendary entries of smartbitchery. You enrich our blogging landscape. In return, I offer you some 7 Layer Dip and hey how about some scones! Woo!

Bookseller Chick said...

Yay, scones!!!!

Ms. Librarian said...

Have you noticed that all the Harlequin titles that used to have "millionaire" in them now have "billionaire" in that spot? Is this an indication of runaway inflation in our economy?

I just loved the Pregnancy blog ...