Romance novels and rom-com novels get a bum rap and are often considered as “trash,” or as “guilty pleasures”– the books one should be ashamed to read. Typically romance novels are shoved in the back of a closet or are quickly discarded after they’re read, not displayed on bookshelves for guests to see in a home library, in other words. And this, quite frankly, annoys me. Because romance novels can and do offer so much to readers and writers alike.(more…)
Book Review: Just My Type
I read a bit of anything and everything, so my mind stays nimble, while my thinking and writing stay grounded (at least partially) in the real world. I don’t typically read or review that many romance novels each year but might start reading and reviewing at least a few more in the future. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post to see why, and my thinking behind this; it just might encourage you to see the romance genre in a different light too.
On to today’s book review: Just My Type by Falon Ballard is a romance novel that will make you laugh as you consider your own relationship patterns and vices. It’s an endearing novel that offers a safe and non-judgmental space for introspection.(more…)
Musings on Valentine’s Day and Romance Novels
Is Valentine’s Day a commercialized hoax? Or is it a day full of real love? Where do you stand?
Are you going to read a romance novel today? Do you ever read romance novels? And will your stance on Valentine’s Day determine whether or not you will read a romance novel, or watch a rom-com, or do anything else romantic, today?(more…)
It’s Valentine’s Day, so of course we’re going to write about love. But with a literary twist, of course. Keep reading to see the full writing prompt and my completed version of it.(more…)