All in Moderation

I’ve turned moderation on for the time being, because yesterday some lunatic left a very long, rambling, racist comment on the blog, and I’m concerned that he might show up again. But don’t worry, I still love to get comments of the non-racist-lunatic variety!

The Traitor’s Wife Giveaway: Day 5 and Final

And yesterday’s lucky winner was . . . Highland Lassie! (From MySpace). I got a lot of good suggestions for potential Isabellas, and while I fend off telephone calls from their agents, here’s our last giveaway question. (We’re talking EASY here.) Which Despenser does not appear in The Traitor’s Wife? 1. Hugh2. Hugh3. Hugh4. Pez

My Friend the Semicolon; And Its Relation the Comma

I love semicolons; I really, really do. What prompted this revelation is a discussion that I’ve been having at the day job. (Yes, the glamour of my day job overwhelms even me at times.) Regardless of the outcome of the work discussion, I’ll continue in my admiration and esteem for the semicolon. I don’t think …

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Some Timely Polls

Having decided that the fix was on with my Jane Austen poll (Henry Tilney getting more than twice the votes Mr. Darcy got? And Mr. Knightley getting only 4?), I’ve replaced it with no fewer than three highly seasonal polls. So view and vote! We’ll be having some candy hearts on the blog tomorrow, so …

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This ‘n’ That

A couple of pre-Labor Day thoughts: Check out Pauline Montagna’s The Romance of History, an ezine discussing historical romance and historical fiction. There’s an essay by Pauline about Regency romances, an article by Francis A. Miniter about James Clavell’s Shogun, and a couple of reviews by yours truly. I’ve got myself a Myspace site up …

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