Grazie, grazie Bethany True, for a great time yesterday! You can read Bethany's feature and AuthorView at Romance: B(u)y the Book!
orianna, you've won Bethany's contest, so email me your snail mail address at firstname.lastname@example.org, Bella.
So, Sunday morning we do the family thing and head to Starbucks after mass for some coffee and sweets and stuff. And there's this "literacy project" bookcase next to our table, a kind of take one/leave on proposition.
The thing's, like, 2/3 full of romance novels! And I'm surprised, cause I rarely meet folks in my community who, ahem, "read romance."
Could it be that romance readers are coming from other communities to read anonymously in Starbucks, while they sip ridiculously expensive cups of java with complicated combination names?
As I'm drinking my 1/2 decaf double espresso, I notice a Teresa Medeiros novel I've not read, "Nobody's Darling." So I take it, and my son gets nervous cause I'm not leaving a book. I figure I can go back with about 40 the next time I'm there (to promote literacy among the suburban folks who "don't read romance.")
Becks has "Got Milk" in this ad, and he fairly makes me wanna give up drinking my espresso straight.
I thought we should have a little tribute to Becks. God, doesn't he look great in clothes? Manages still to look a little dirty.
He reminds me of this photo of Sting I used to have tacked over my bed in college -- all pissed off, but sexy for it. Then, there's the photo MK sent me of Becks as Prince Phillip in Disney's new ads shot by the inimitable Annie Liebowitz.
"Nobody's Darling" is a late 19th century "cowboy/wild west" historical. Do you like em? What are some of your favorites? What's your favorite c/ww scenario?