Sigh – Today's RWR

and after a deep breath (and picking the kids up from school)

24 comments to “Sigh – Today's RWR”

  1. Sasha
    April 30th, 2008 at 6:00 pm · Link

    Go Ranty McRantypants!!

    I swear your VBlogs are going to make you famous. I LOVE you!

  2. Lillilan Feisty
    April 30th, 2008 at 6:25 pm · Link

    I love you.

  3. mMm
    April 30th, 2008 at 6:31 pm · Link

    …you made me *snarfle.*

    But alas. So true.

    Don’t read books you don’t like.

    But please stop trying to make me not read (or write) books I DO.


  4. Marissa Scott
    April 30th, 2008 at 6:39 pm · Link

    Okay, the first one? I had to laugh out loud a few times because you are SO animated. I just love you. And I totally agree with you… people need to just deal and not read what they don’t like. It’s as simple as that. 😀

  5. Gennita Low
    April 30th, 2008 at 7:50 pm · Link

    Tell that Jan to shut up and SMOKE A HOOKAH! 😈

    I love you, sweetie, esp. when you rant a good one. I think some people just pick one book up, not like it, and judge an entire range of books on that one book. So not fair.

  6. Maria
    April 30th, 2008 at 7:54 pm · Link

    Jenn hooked me up with your blog – YOU RULE!! How funny was that rant, anyway?

    I have read both good and not so good erotica and guess what? When I don’t like some of the erotica, I don’t usually buy from that author again. But I don’t feel it necessary to tar an entire genre with that same brush. Sheesh.

    Keep on keeping on, Divine Ms. Dane – you are da bomb!!

  7. Ann
    April 30th, 2008 at 9:11 pm · Link

    Thank you, I needed that. Great rant. 😀

  8. Shelley Munro
    April 30th, 2008 at 9:58 pm · Link

    LOL – you have a cute accent when you rant.

    The solution to the problem is pretty simple, as you say. Don’t read what you don’t like. Life is too short.

  9. My hat (not that I wear one) is off to you. I had to laugh a couple of times in your first rant.

    What a novel idea. Don’t buy books you don’t like to read. Whatever will they think up next? Maybe…I don’t know…not trying to stop other people from writing and reading books you don’t like!

  10. Amie Stuart
    May 1st, 2008 at 7:34 am · Link

    Huh….all that time wasted reading books she hates and watching porn when she could have been writing. 🙄

  11. Diane M.
    May 1st, 2008 at 7:51 am · Link

    If you don’t like the genre, don’t %#&^ read it and then complain about it.

  12. Jaci Burton
    May 1st, 2008 at 8:36 am · Link

    Bwah! I was shaking my pom poms while you ranted, darlin

    I so need to get a video blog.

    Then again…maybe I shouldn’t. 😎

  13. Kathy K
    May 1st, 2008 at 9:07 am · Link

    Oh heavens… Lauren that was perfect!

    I have a problem with people who, as you say, read books they don’t like and then trash them… HUH?
    Personally when I read a rant, uh…review, like that I’m inclined to get the darned book. I can make up my own mind… and if I don’t like it then that’s my bad, not the author’s.
    *shakes head*
    I have to hand it to you Lauren, you did good… and kept your cool far better than I would’ve.

  14. Anya Bast
    May 1st, 2008 at 10:30 am · Link

    Gee, Lauren, are you annoyed?

    Okay, I’m off to write my “thin, little” plots. *wrinkles brow* What the HEY kinda English is that?

  15. Lori Y.
    May 1st, 2008 at 12:49 pm · Link

    OMG, that was so awesome!! Thin, little plots huh … what an idiot. Nothing but hateration … just let it roll right off of ya because you are fantastic writer!!!

  16. tvaddictgurl
    May 1st, 2008 at 12:56 pm · Link

    These should come with a *will make you spit pop out* warning. I was cracking up so much I could have ruined a keyboard! And I don’t think my work would have appreciated that.

  17. Valerie Tibbs
    May 1st, 2008 at 4:59 pm · Link

    Go Lauren! I don’t read horror, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to trash those who do.

    Jeez – if you don’t like the genre, don’t buy the book! I believe it’s a simple concept.

    But your rant was great! Loved it!

    Valerie 😀

  18. Michelle M Pillow
    May 1st, 2008 at 6:34 pm · Link

    Hi Lauren,

    LOL, cool new toy you have here with the vblog. 🙂

  19. Emma Petersen
    May 1st, 2008 at 11:19 pm · Link

    stop watching so much porn because it’s clearly warped your world view


  20. Sandy
    May 2nd, 2008 at 4:47 am · Link

    OMG! That was freakin’ hysterical. I was crying from the laughter! You go girl!

  21. Christine
    May 2nd, 2008 at 7:27 am · Link

    Loving your live blogs they are great keep them up. Agree completely as usual. Why people want to censor what the rest of us is reading is beyond me. It’s quite simple if you don’t like what the book’s about then don’t read it. But stop bothering the rest of us.

  22. Kerry Allen
    May 2nd, 2008 at 7:49 am · Link

    I have a confession to make.

    I am the one who has been going around holding a gun to people’s heads and forcing them to purchase and read books that contain swear words and sexual intercourse that may involve unmarried people and sometimes even ([nudity]). I also tear out all the pages in between the sex scenes, hence their failure to recognize a plot. My bad.

    It’s the new wave in marketing (manipulating Amazon ratings is so last year). Gotta capture that non-prude demographic by any means necessary.

  23. Savannah
    May 2nd, 2008 at 2:11 pm · Link

    I laughed. And I agreed. What a shocking proposition – don’t read books you don’t like…
    It always does make me wonder, those people who froth at the mouth at things like erotica and porn… how much energy they’re giving it… how they have to visit every single porn site to enrage themselves further…

  24. Sarah
    May 2nd, 2008 at 3:57 pm · Link

    Saw this link at Jenns. Marvellous! One would think if you don’t like it don’t read it would be quite simple, obviously not. Your live blogs are super cool!