Currently reading - Wolfsbane and Mistletoe, edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni P. L. Kelner
Today, Jessica Faust had an interesting post in the subject of subjectivity. Go take a look. I'll wait.
Now we can argue about salability versus "loving" the manuscript until we're blue. Or I can point out the similarities to other retail goods.
I work as a sales clerk in a retail gift shop. Our shop carries two brands of candles. Brand Y uses petroleum-based paraffin wax with cotton-only wicks and natural oils for scent. Brand Z uses soy wax with a cotton and metal wick and artificial scents. Both products perform exactly as advertised. And yes, we can debate renewability of resources, carbon footprints, etc.
But which brand of candle am I going to recommend to my customers? The one that doesn't make me sneeze every two seconds! Can I sell the other candle? Yes, I can, but the first thing out of my mouth when a customer asks my opinion on the other candle is, "Do you have allergies?"
That's personal preference, folks.
A Modicum of Truth - Chapter 1
4 hours ago