- I loved Linda Howard's Sarah's Child when it was new. What can I say, I was 21 and believed in fairy tales. Now, I have not reread this in years, as I KNOW it wont hold up over time. I am no longer gullible enough to believe an asshole can change that much. But, I do like to see them brought to their knees whenever possible. Hey remember RT gave it a 5 back when they were still giving them out. I can't see that happening now.
- I could never return a book that I've read or partially read, though I will return a gift if I already have it. I understand that Waldenbooks has a nice return policy, but I feel guilty returning a book to a bookseller, it's not their fault the book sucks, to bad we can't return it to the publisher. Maybe publishers should have money back guarantees, as if that's possible. Every time I'm in B&N I find at least one book on their shelves with a reader hinge in the binding, which means someone read it and returned it or somebody cracked the binding in the store--a. I can't believe the store would take back a book in that condition and b. I can't believe someone would actually crack the binding on a book in a store and then not buy it.
- Cheaters... I don't necessarily hate them. I know it's strange, but I'm willing to go with a story line and see where it takes me. If a hero or heroine cheats after "falling in love" and making a commitment, I've got a problem with that. But there are instances that I may not like it, but if it works in the story, I'm okay with it--Laura Lee Guhrke's The Marriage Bed and His Wicked Ways by Eloisa James come to mind. In both these cases it's part of a back story and not part of the current story, maybe that's why it works for me. Though I can remember some old bodice rippers from the 80's that at the time I thought nothing of cheating hero as long as it comes before he fell for the heroine.
You may have noticed I didn't link to where these discussion are going on, I figure if your curious you'll go looking, right Sybil?
Have a good one and happy reading.