What The Librarian Did by Karina Bliss
April is School Library month, and tucked inside that is National Library Week from April 13-19. So in honor of librarians everywhere (and my mom :-)) I gathered up some recent and slightly older Harlequin titles featuring librarian heroines for us to enjoy. Please note there’s a selection of print and ebook to suit everyone’s reading tastes.
So if you like books, go thank a Librarian today….thanks Mom!
CBC launched a pretty popular hashtag event today called #prequelthisbook to ostensibly celebrate the upcoming release of…this. It just makes me sad.
“The indelible character Mammy, Scarlett O’Hara’s maid from Margaret Mitchell’s classic novel Gone With the Wind, will star in a prequel book that follows her arrival in Georgia.
Simon & Schuster imprint Atria will publish Donald McCaig’s book Ruth’s Journey in October.
McCaig previously wrote a followup book about Rhett Butler authorized by the Mitchell estate.
Gone With the Wind was adapted into a hugely popular Hollywood movie that featured Hattie McDaniel in the role of Mammy. McDaniel’s performance as the no-nonsense servant led to her becoming the first black performer to win an Oscar.”
Noooooo……Why can’t we leave our classic fiction alone…is there no originality left?
Debunking the Romantic Genre: A Talk with Harlequin’s Susan Swinwood.
Some straight shooting from Harlequin’s Executive Editor for HQN on the state of romance today…
Susan’s detailed lecture really opened up the idea of what can be considered romantic fiction, and she made a great point: we all read it (and yes, even the guys). The theme of romance runs across a variety of genres, and we see it in almost every book we read, such as erotica (obviously), romance (obviously, again), historical fiction, young adult, science fiction, and so on. The only thing Harlequin does differently than other publishers is that it OWNS it. In all honesty, no other publishing house can claim the same prestige in one given genre the way Harlequin can with romance.