Amazon sent me an email advertising its Romance Newsletter. And the four books used in the ad were:
- Sylvia Day’s Entwined with You
- Janet Evanovich’s The Heist
- Laurell K. Hamilton’s Affliction
- Kresley Cole’s MacRieve
I found the combination to be a little peculiar, to be honest. Day is a romance author and that series is probably a romance taken as a whole but I’m not sure the individual installments count as such — more like a soap opera. Evanovich hasn’t written romance in years and has basically disowned any romance roots. Hamilton has never written romance; maybe erotic fiction or maybe just bad porn, depending on your perspective. Cole is a romance author, and I think that book is a genre romance.
- What algorithm was Amazon using to generate the email/ad, I wonder?
On the reading front, I didn’t do much this weekend. But inspired by Beth, I’ve packed up six boxes of books and another box of CDs and DVDs for donation. There’s a stack of about 20 books that I need to sort through still, and I’ll probably do a second culling, because I wasn’t as ruthless as I should have been, I think. There’s one bin of language/text books that I need to get through still, but my spare room is beginning to look more like a room that I can put a sofa and maybe a desk in, rather than being a store room. (Which is a good thing since I bought a new couch today.)