Today is the last day to enter the contest for an ARC of Tap & Gown. Get your lImericks in!
There’s a limerick smackdown going on in the comments section of the ARC Giveaway Post. First, commenter Anne popped up with:
Poe is by far my most loved “lit crush”
About him my friends and I do gush
He puts Edward Cullen to shame
With his dark, brooding game
And thoughts of his shoulders make me blush.
Which, I must say, is one of my favorite limericks (one of my judges, however, is a real stickler for meter. We shall see.)
And then Phyllis, whom one can always count on to bring the Twi-fan voice to the blog, responded:
Oh, please, are you serious Anne?
Ed’s a vampire – Poe’s just a man!
But if Jamie got bitten
Even Bella’d be smitten,
Do you think Amy’d give up her tan?
Which I’m sure pleases my Meter-Nazi judge to no end, though I think “just a man” is quite illustrative of the issue at hand. See, I think “human” is a plus in a romantic relationship. I like men. Warm, cuddly, mortal men. But that’s just me (and Anne, I guess.) I also liked Buffy dating Riley, and I know I’m in the minority there. Still, “all the brooding, none of the pesky immortality” is a sales pitch that works for me!
(And yes, it has been pointed out to me that the Secret Stories, being mostly from Poe’s perspective, are not entirely unlike Midnight Sun. Which is fine by me. I thought MS was a cool experiment — I loved the scene where Edward was fantasizing about all the different ways he could murder the entire class and eat Bella — and I’m having fun playing around in Poe’s head in the same way.)
In other news, Team Castle has gotten coverage in Publisher’s Weekly (with art). Check it out!