Booking Through Thursday – Romance

Thanks to my blogging friends, I found this cool site. Since yesterday was Valentine’s Day, this Thursday’s questions pertain to romance:

  1. Love stories? Yes or No?  Oh, I’m a sucker for love, just as long as it’s not sickly sweet and unbelieveable. Most great novels (and movies for that matter) have at least one love interest in the mix.
  2. If yes, “romances” as a genre? Or just, well, stories that have love stories? (Nobody’s going to call “Pride & Prejudice” a “romance,” right?)  I really dislike the bodice ripping traditional romance novels. For the most part I think the plots are weak and the writing is, well, let’s just say it ain’t literary fiction *big smile*. So I have to vote for stories with love stories embedded. I loved Pride and Prejudice, afterall!
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    • Anonymous on February 15, 2007 at 12:18

    I guess there is a time and place for every genre. I wish I could write a bodice-ripper and make a million dollars!

    • Anonymous on February 15, 2007 at 12:36

    LOL…you’re right about that. The romance genre is actually the largest selling genre out there; so I am obviously in the minority.

    • Anonymous on February 16, 2007 at 00:01

    Yes! That’s exactly how I feel. I don’t begrudge anyone who likes the traditional bodice rippers, but they aren’t for me.

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