Saturday Rewind with Tamie and Elena (12/21)

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Welcome to Saturday Rewind with Tamie and Elena. Check out what caught our attention this past week and what we’re looking forward to…

Elena: Another week passed, and this means that we’re a week closer to Christmas. I love this time of the year! And I can’t wait to share with all our readers our Top 10 lists of 2013, Tamie. Even though, like I said before, I always hate leaving someone out. But we can’t wait to share our lists with you guys 🙂 This week lots of amazing things happened in the book world. First off, Sempre: Redemption by JM Darhower was released! We shared a beautiful excerpt on the blog and I’ll be reviewing this amazing book on Dec 31st. Gel made beautiful illustrations that you can see here. If you haven’t bought it yet, what are you waiting for? You can purchase it here and here. And the cover of Kahlen Aymes’s new book, Angel After Dark, was released! It’s swoonworthy…

Tamie: Always lots of great things happening in the book world, Elena! Speaking of Christmas…books make the best presents, so we’d like to urge everybody to either buy their favorite book, or a gift card for someone to buy their own. Either way…it’s what I love getting for any kind of occasion. It’s also fun to gift your local library with a copy of a favorite book. We all know how tight many budgets are, and I think that’s especially true for smaller libraries. Some peeps are so hard to buy for but if they’re readers you just can’t go wrong with a gift card to Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Most independent book stores also sell gift certificates.

Elena: Also I’d like to show our readers an amazing post written by Jennifer Probst, who wrote it as a rebuttal to an article that appeared on the IB Times. To all those who ask us “Why on earth do you read romance novels?”, Jennifer Probst’s post is the perfect answer. Clever and very, very true.. You go, girl! What do you think, Tamie?

Tamie: You know…when I read the article I have to say I was floored, and really, really pissed off as well. It was just so small-minded and backwards thinking. Thank heavens for Jennifer’s very eloquent words. She said what needed to be said, and remained classy about it. Hugs and smooches to Jennifer!

Elena: And remember that Colleen Hoover asked her readers’ help in order to choose which song from the Maybe Someday soundtrack to release? Well, there’s a surprise 😉 Go here to find out what it is all about.. 😉 *whispers* I think I’m developing a crush on Griffin Peterson but shhhhh 😉

Tamie: LOL! Well he is definitely easy on the eyes and he can sing too…what’s not to love?!?

Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to share any author or book news that caught your attention in the comments. Go out and make it a great day!

Tamie and Elena

2 thoughts on “Saturday Rewind with Tamie and Elena (12/21)

  1. Mernzi says:

    In re to the article in the ibtimes. I just couldn’t believe his utter ignorance on the subject. If he had read a few romance books and given his opinion then I might want to hear what he has to say.
    How dare he judge us as readers and belittle the authors who spend countless hours writing for our pleasure.
    Just so you know, he posted a back handed apology and while I was reading the comments to his pathetic excuse the page refreshed and the comments on his apology had magically disappeared. Guess they didn’t like what was being said.
    He proves your post about literary snobbery – its alive and well.

    While I’m ranting, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the authors of romance novels. My life is fine and complicated and I don’t have my head in the clouds, but for those precious hours I spend reading on my iPad I am transported into someone else’s life. Sometimes thats what I need before returning to the reality that is my kids, husband, cooking and cleaning.
    Thanks for the distraction!
    *steps off soap box*

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    • Tamie says:

      Thank you so much for taking the time to add your comments.
      I agree 100% with what you said.
      It’s a shame that literary snobbery and ignorance regarding romance books still exist.
      Please feel free to step on your soap box anytime. ❤

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