Only today did I discover the Tattered Page blog [link later removed due to being dead]–I haven’t had time to delve deeply into it yet, but I’m already impressed. This is someone with a very analytical mind who applies it to interesting things. His post analyzing the pope’s speech with regard to video games fascinated me and definitely showed a different side to the whole thing than you’ll see in the more hype-ful media blogs and sites. It’s a refreshing change.
Besides, how could I not like someone who says of himself,
…and together we have four kids of the 4-legged variety. She calls them “kids in fur coats.” I prefer to think of them as “kids that won’t give me college bills.” Other people call them cats.
After all, the same could be said of my husband and myself, except that we only have two cats. And, he’s a self-professed altaholic, which I can definitely relate to! I see he’s also a big fan of City of Heroes and City of Villains, which I’d definitely be playing if I had a PC.
Anyway, clearly I have to explore more of this blog. It’s going onto my “must read” list next to AFK Gamer.
In unrelated news–and I do feel odd about admitting this–I did finally read one of the erotic romance books I picked up after reading my review copy of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Writing Erotic Romance,” by Alison Kent. Although I still feel as though this is a thing I have to hide, somehow, that book did convince me that the genre could be interesting, so I decided to give it a shot. This means I’ll have my first romance book review up soon. Now THAT is something I never thought I’d hear myself say.
Tattered page looks very interesting– thanks for the pointer.
I was going to ask about the book, but I can wait for the review. But yeah, I can see how you might be embarrassed by erotic fantasy… especially somewhere public. (I’m assuming the cover and title don’t really give the sub-genre away, do they?)
Well luckily I’m reading it at home, although it would be hard not to realize at least that it’s a romance novel from the cover, which I think I find more embarrassing than the sexual content. I was always more of a horror genre gal, so it’s hard to realize that no, it really is okay to like well-written romance (and that yes, well-written romance does exist).