Smart Bitches Trashy Books (SBTB)
So, if you really love, and I mean, really, really love, all things Romance, you have got to check out this website – Smart Bitches Trashy Books. www.smartbitchestrashybooks.com
I have been following them for a couple of years now, mainly because the site is hilarious. This site was started in 2005 by Sarah Wendell and Candy Tan as a place for romance readers to get together and talk about the books they liked and the ones they didn’t. It has morphed into so much more.
One of my favorite pages is the Bitchery Glossary. Here’s an example or two.
HaBO (Help a Bitch Out). If you read a book, however long ago, that you want to read again and just can’t remember the title, this is for you. Describe as much of the book as you can remember, you know, the absurd plot, the hero’s annoying habits, the cover that showed more of her chest than his, their unconventional names, etc. They will put a post out there asking their audience if they know what the book is. They claim to have a good track record for finding these books.
TSTL (Too Stupid to Live). This is a heroine who doesn’t have a clue. She wanders around outside at night in her nightgown and doesn’t understand the problem with that. Every time she looks at the hero she has ‘urges’ she can’t understand. She unwittingly takes a job with a crime syndicate and now needs the hero’s protection
Douche or ass-hat. Wait…I’m trying to picture that. Ass-hat. Hmm…just not getting it. This tern refers to an unlikeable hero, or a clueless hero, or a hero that is TSTL.
In their hysterical reviews of books where either the heroine or hero, or both, are clueless and TSTL, they use a whole slew of remarkable words. Like mighty wang, magic hoo-haa, whatthefuckery, crazysauce, mantitty. I am working so desperately hard to get some of these words into my vocabulary. Not being as successful as I’d like. Much to the relief of my family.
They review books. Lots of books. I wish I had that much time to read all those books. The site posts cute Friday videos, and sometimes they have contests where you can win stuff, signed copies of books, electronics, etc.
In fact, they have an eight day give-a-way starting today for Thanksgivukkah. So named because Hanukkah starts before Thanksgiving this year. Today’s give-a-way is an iPad Mini, 16GB – WiFi. So cruise the site, have a laugh or two, and enter to win.
BTW. I have had a response in my blog about St. Umid (Beautiful Men – part 2). You can read the comments and I will respond to them soon.
Hunkalicious Pic of the Day
Oh, Please. Tell me it is illegal for these guys to even own a shirt.