Marvelous Martin Luther King Jr. Media Monday

I’m back at school and starting the new semester off with a barrage of links. Get ready…for the boom! Or at least a lot of book-related links.

  • Avon Romance is having an awesome e-book sale of their “ducal” reads until the end of January.  Lord knows, there’s enough dukes in historicals to go around.
  • And speaking of e-book sales– and because I’m the cheapest person ever. Seriously, ask anyone who has met me– Barnes and Noble has a huge list of e-books that are under $5.  Strongly urge you to check it out, if you have a Nook like me. Your wallet will pour blessings on your head.
  • For all of you who don’t have Nooks, or even those who do, BooksonBoard.com has an amazing selection of romance e-books that are heavily marked down.
  • USA Today’s Romance blog, Happy Ever After, is publishing a series of posts about Romance and the Modern Woman. I highly recommend you go check it out. Here’s the link to part one of the series.
  • Even though the holidays are over, birthdays are still coming and Valentine’s Day isn’t that far off (scary thought!). Here’s an incredible list of gifts for those book-peeps in your life.
  • While you’re shopping, you could also pick up these fun bookends. I love the tentacles!
  • These vintage library adverts are so fun and creative. Why don’t we advertise for libraries anymore?  They sure could use it, sadly.
  • I saw this great article about using Pinterest as literary inspiration and it reminded me of a discussion I had this summer at my first internship. Social media has exploded like primordial ooze,  but do we all need to be active on every single site? What do you guys think? I admit, I’m on Pinterest all the time.
  • When I read this article about category romance, I was like “Wait, did I write this article in my sleep?” I’ve had the exact same attitude toward category for a long time and I’m only recently starting to recognize my own prejudice. Has this happened to you all?
  • I HATE working out, but maybe this hilarious work-out regimen from Smart Bitches will help me get in shape!
  • For all my regency fans, Susanna Ives posted this great piece about the real Almack’s a while back. I just “visited” the old site in London and my imagination was running wild!
  • Continuing in that same vein, Regency Errata wrote this informative and enjoyable post about hotels and dining out. I found it especially fitting considering I just got through  living in a hostel for the past 8 days lol!
  • If you’ve never listened to the DBSA (Dear Bitches, Smart Authors) Podcast yet, stop what you’re doing right now and listen .  Jane from Dear Author and Sarah from Smart Bitches are hysterical and always give me new authors and books to try out.
  • The newest cartoon from Fairy Tale for Twenty-Somethings: The awkward frog prince
  • The Sundance Film Festival started last Thursday and is going on until next Sunday. Ever the hipster, James Franco produced the film, Kink, about the BDSM lifestyle and pornography, which debuted on Saturday.  Do you want to see this? What do you think of the recent explosion of BDSM in erotic romance and erotica?
  • One last link in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Thanks for fighting for equality and giving me a day off, best gifts I could ever ask for!
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