Sunday, January 22, 2006

Gah!

I'm sorry in advance if I'm going to offend any of my fellow writers, but I was reading a newly-released thriller, and read the line "his loins stirred." All I could think was, "Was he making soup?"

There are just some phrases that I can't read without rolling my eyes 'cause they're overused, among other things. That and "heaving bosoms" happen to be two of them. Oh, and "he entered her."

Gah!

4 Comments:

Blogger Charity soliloquized...

and read the line "his loins stirred." All I could think was, "Was he making soup?"

Bwhahahah. I am so lucky I wasn't drinking anything when I read that. Oh, man. Making soup, indeed.

Monday, January 23, 2006 9:50:00 AM  
Blogger Jill Monroe soliloquized...

LOL! There's a great commentary on "manroot" over at Romancing The Blog.

Monday, January 23, 2006 12:22:00 PM  
Blogger Colleen Gleason soliloquized...

Glad I gave you a chuckle, Charity. Made my day!

Jill, I haven't seen the commentary on Romancing the Blog, but I have seen the list of overused romance phrases on Smart Bitches/Trashy Books. I don't remember if stirring loins made an appearance there or not....

Monday, January 23, 2006 12:25:00 PM  
Blogger kate soliloquized...

sis, i think you need some new reading material options...

Monday, January 23, 2006 4:21:00 PM  

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