Friday, July 14

While blog hopping I discovered a fabulously brilliant rant over on Vanessa Jay's Blog that originated at AAR's ATBF Message Board. I haven't worked my way through the responses to the rant, but I am floored by how right on accurate it is. Wish I had even thought to write it.

And where the heck were the Ja(y)nes when Nora came to for a surprise visit?

11 comments:

jmc said...

Tara, there are too many http's in your link to Dear Author, so it isn't working.

Tara Marie said...

jmc--thanks, I'll fix that.

Bookwormom said...

Well, despite whoever that was being amazingly long winded, I agree with her. I have thought many of those very things for quite some time now. Much of my TBR consists of books 5+ years old, for this very reason. I'm kinda afraid to read the comments though. The trolls & flamers are surely out of the woods for this one.

Jane said...

I have had some similar thoughts about the decline in Avon purchases for me. I have only bought one or two Avon books in the past three years or so.

Kate D. said...

The rant Karen posted included a complaint that "even dialogue is often loaded with modern American slang."

I've never read any of these novels involving modern slang. I have, however, read many authors who assume that people never used contractions before the 1900s.

Dialogue, pre-20th century: always very formal. Tee hee.

Tara Marie said...

Amanda, the comments weren't too bad, most agreed with her, some disagreed, but politely.

Jane, I don't avoid Avon, as I still read Eloisa James, even though I hated the last one, and I'll continue to read Julia Quinn, thanking god that the Bridgertons are finally done.

Kate, I've not noticed American "slang" but more of a contemporary turn of phrase, this is particularly annoying in medeivals. I'm not remotely phased by contractions and would pay no attention either way.

Jane said...

I don't avoid Avon either. My post should have read, "I've only bought one or two Avon books in the past three MONTHS." (rather than years). I don't see Avon publishing any books in the hot areas of romance such as paranormal or erotic romance. I read one of the anthologies from the Avon Red line and it was horrible. I mean to review it next week.

Devonna said...

Tara ~ what didn't you like about the Bridgertons, if you don't mind me asking? Although, I was disappointed with Gregory's story, I've enjoyed all the others. I'm a huge Julia Q fan.

Tara Marie said...

RJ,

It's not that I didn't like the Bridgertons, it's more that my attention span rarely goes past 3 or 4 books in a series, though I did like the first 6 in the Quinn series, I didn't like Hyacinth nor Gregory's stories, I'm considering rereading Hyacinths because some one (I don't remember who) said it was a favorite.

Devonna said...

Thanks, Tara. My favorite was Colin's book (which also was the first Bridgerton book I read). The first 4 books were great reads, but I was disappointed with the final 4 ~ although it won't stop me from reading them again :-)

Devonna

Tara Marie said...

Devonna--Colin's was my favorite too!!