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Sarah Wendell is a transplanted Pittsburgher currently living in New York metropolitan area. By day she's mild mannered and heavily caffeinated. By evening she dons her cranky costume, consumes yet more caffeine, and becomes Smart Bitch Sarah of
Smart Bitches, Trashy Books. The site specializes in reviewing romance novels, examining the history and future of the genre, and bemoaning the enormous prevalence of bodacious pectorals adorning male cover models. Sarah has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Post, the Philadephia Inquirer, and on The Today Show.
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I have an Author dashboard. I'd love it if it came with an Author truck complete with Author snowplow attachment so I could go tackle the non-authorized snowstorm outside.
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October 2009, Sarah Wendell
" Quick Start SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words? SW: tired tired tired tired tired tired tired Caffeine! SS: What is your motto or maxim? SW: Run it up the flagpole and see who salutes. What Readers want to know... SS: How would you ..." ...More

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Did not finish. I had to stop at chapter 5 because, despite my curiosity about the hero and heroine, the differences in culture and the Chinese setting, I could not get past the telling and the telling and the more telling. So much telling I was bore...more
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“Being in the habit of saying "Thank you," of making sure that people receive attention so they know you value them, of not presuming that people will always be there--this is a good habit, regardless...make sure to give virtual and actual high-fives to those who rock and rock hard.”
Sarah Wendell, Everything I Know About Love I Learned from Romance Novels

“To quote French author Francois Mauriac, 'Tell me what you read and I'll tell you who your are' is true enough, but I'd know you better if you told me what you reread.”
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“If a person who is content with his life meets someone who makes everything just a little bit more challenging, who both fits and doesn't fit into his life and his routine, to quote Guy Fieri, it is On Like Donkey Kong: swing the rope, jump the barrel, and save the princess.”
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message 21: by Leon

Leon Shure Hi Sarah,
Thanks for adding me as a friend. I'm trying to write a mystery/romance with a very strong woman as the protagonist. It's going fairly well. Maybe you'll read it when it's published.

Leon Shure


Laura the Highland Hussy Hey sarah! thanks for accepting :) We talk all the time on twitter, now I can stalk follow you here too :)


Jacobmartin Thanks for the friend invite. Welcome to Goodreads!

Currently struggling to find love stories aimed at men. So far only Train Man by Hitori Nakano and my current read Mr. Rosenblum's List come close, and both of those are worlds apart in both the settings and constructions of race and gender.

It would be really interesting to see you, the queen of romance reviewing, take a stab at Train Man, because out of all the love stories I've attempted to read, it's like an internet age Jane Austen from the perspective of a male Japanese nerd.

You want to know why girls have Tiger Beat posters of Japanese pop stars on their walls? Well, this book gives you a perspective of the substance behind the mancandy.


message 18: by AJ

AJ Best I've been dying to read your book! :)

I'm getting my Kindle on Monday - is available in Kindle format?

Tami

PS. Thanks for adding me as a friend.


message 17: by Zetta

Zetta Hi, Sarah! Nice to meet you on GoodReads. I think your website is a hoot! :D


message 16: by Stacia

Stacia Kane Sarah wrote: "Howdy! Ever have the feeling you have spammed the entire universe without meaning to?

That is the feeling I have right now. If I pestered you with a "Hey look what I'm doing!" email I AM SO SORRY ..."


And here I was all flattered. :-)


message 15: by Heather

Heather Hi Sarah! Thank you for the friend invite :-)


message 14: by JoAnn

JoAnn Hey Sarah-Thanks for the invite! Just feeling my way around here. Just got a Kindle, so happy to have plenty of reviews before i download! Hope you and the fam are great! I'm off to Florence for 10 days with Mr. Brad for spring break-whoo hoo!


message 13: by Sarah

Sarah Howdy - thank you for asking!


Txwriter Hi Sarah. Thanks for friending me. :)


message 11: by Sarah

Sarah Hey Lisa - thank you!


message 10: by Lisa

Lisa Hendrix Hey, Sarah, welcome to Goodreads. I'm surprised you weren't here before (assumed you were, in fact). I pop in and out on an erratic basis, but I'm sure I'll see you on the discussions somewhere.

Lisa


message 9: by Sarah

Sarah Sara wrote: "No worries.-"

Oh God. I DID SPAM EVERYONE?!

Massive headdesk. my apologies.


message 8: by Sara

Sara Humphreys No worries.-


message 7: by Laura

Laura I'm bumbling around myself. Good to see you here. :)


message 6: by Sarah

Sarah Howdy! Ever have the feeling you have spammed the entire universe without meaning to?

That is the feeling I have right now. If I pestered you with a "Hey look what I'm doing!" email I AM SO SORRY OMG.


Amanda McIntyre Welcome to Goodreads, Sarah! There are those far better at this than I, but I am always learning;)

Amanda McIntyre


Elizabeth Scott Hey there! :-)


message 3: by Sarah

Sarah Undercover? HA. I'm bumbling as usual. Watch, I'll trip and knock over a stack of virtual books. Mess ahoy!

Thanks for the tip - I'll tackle that next.


message 2: by Lila

Lila DiPasqua Hi Sarah, Thanks so much for your friendship here on Goodreads! :)


adventurat Welcome to goodreads, Sarah! If you were of a mind, since you do have a book out, you could add yourself (and Candy) as a Goodreads author. Unless you're here undercover?


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