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LindaHilton

Linda Hilton

Reader, Writer, Merciless Reviewer and Incurable Romantic

Currently reading

Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
Nancy MacLean
Progress: 134/574 pages
The Secular Scripture: A Study of the Structure of Romance
Northrop Frye
Progress: 43/200 pages
All the President's Men
Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward
Progress: 73/383 pages
Women's Gothic and Romantic Fiction: A Reference Guide (American Popular Culture)
Kay Mussell
Progress: 17/157 pages
The Looking-Glass Portrait
Linda Hilton
Really Neat Rocks: A casual introduction to the rocks & gems of Arizona and the lapidary arts
Linda Hilton
Progress: 61/61 pages
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Jon Krakauer

More news on #cockygate

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/may/08/romantic-novelist-trademarking-of-word-cocky-fameela-hopkins

 

I haven't read it yet.  Will clean up this post later.

 

UPDATE:  There's not much new in the article, but it's a good quick recap.

 

There are now reports that Amazon is removing reviews that contain the work "cocky," regardless what book is being reviewed.  I'll try to find some screenshots but Twitter is moving so fast I can't keep up.

 

If you're there, Jenny Trout is keeping up on the subject, including a play-by-play of a 90-minute (!!) video Hopkins posted on Facebook but which she then took down.  Also it's worth it to follow Kevin Kneupper @kneupperwriter, as he's the author turned writer who is filing or has filed the challenge to Hopkins's registration.