Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Unfeasibly Hilarious Harlequin Parody

As I drown in Victorian autobiographies and pedagogical theory, wondering whether I'll ever get poor Aimee and Gregory into the sack or will leave them stranded in perpetual sexual frustration for the rest of their fictional lives, I always make time for the important things in life: outrageously funny parodies of Harlequin Presents novels.

Those of you who have not had the pleasure of reading The Unfeasibly Tall Greek Billionaire's Blackmailed Martyr-Complex Mistress Bride on Tumperkin's blog are in for a treat. The rest of you who read it when it was written--round-robin style by several contributors--some months ago should give it another look. Jokes about the global hummus industry, Molly Ordinary's consternation-provoking nipple hardening, and lines like "You slut! Why didn't you tell me you were a virgin?" never go out of style.

I'll now be returning to my regularly scheduled rounds of reading, not writing enough, and freaking out about the election.

Many thanks to Kate D. for sprucing up the joint around here. Aren't the polka dots divine?

Friday, October 03, 2008

Get Your Kicks On Page 56

Ames is doing this book meme over at Thrifty Reader, so I thought I'd give it a try.

Here are the rules: Grab the nearest book. Open the book to page 56. Find the fifth sentence. Post the text of the next two to five sentences in your journal/blog along with these instructions.

Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the closest. Tag five other people to do the same.

So here's page 56 what I started reading yesterday:

Once she took away his pain, they'd be free to investigate places to mate.

"How about if you relax over there." She pointed to a seating area situated in front of a fireplace. "While I sit next to you? That way, you'll be comfortable."

Anyone know what it's from?

I'm tagging: Anneliese, Sam, Shelli and Alyssa Goodnight.