Saturday, October 1, 2011

Do you hide your romance book when around others or show it with pride?

Show some love for our romance novels!
 


Do you ever have someone ask what you are reading and when you name a romantic novel they scoff or ask you why you waste your time on it? I often hear about people who look at reading romance books as frivolous or pointless. I however don't believe this because other than reading for entertainment purposes, Romance novels have a lot themes and lessons that are just as important as many of the other forms of literature. I believe that many romance novels also help empower women with their strong heroines and kick butt attitudes. There are books that portray women having the strength to overcome troubling times and even some where they are simply whisked away to other lands where they learn about different cultures and teach understanding and love. The most important aspect is just the fact that it makes us feel good about ourselves and gives us an escape from everyday pressures. Now tell me how are these not examples of real literature? For those of you that flaunt your love of romance books with pride or closet romance lovers tell me about any experiences or thoughts you have on the subject.

7 comments:

Sheree said...

I tell people I like the covers because they are affordable works of art. Plus, I have my favorite cover models, too. Besides, the looks I get with a romance novel is nothing compared to what I get when I have a YA or children's book in my hand.

June M. said...

I am always proud to tell others that I read romances. They are great, entertaining, and I have learned alot of facinating things, especially form historicals.

Jackie said...

I always read on my way to work, and people can see very clearly from the cover that I read romances. I love reading romance because it gives me the HEA that is so often lacking in real life. And I agree with you, romance heroines (for the most part) are strong women, and better able to serve as role models for young girls than some of the real women in the world today.

Rachel said...

Romances are said to be a billion dollar industry and is the most saleable among fiction books. I'd say A LOT of people love to read romances. So what if the majority (or almost all) are women? Hey, we DRIVE the economy!

BrooklynShoeBabe said...

As a librarian, I sometimes feel a little embarrassed when a patron sees me on the check out line with 5 or 6 titles. I am getting over that though. As a librarian, I am a fan of the book in all its forms. 'Sides, I have an advanced degree, I have nothing to prove so I might as well read the books I enjoy now since I read so many books I didn't enjoy during my college and graduate school endeavors.

Mary-Sweet Bookshelf said...

I'm a closet Romance fan. I'm slowly coming out of the closet though. I wish people didn't find it a faux pas to read them. I mean, they assume you aren't studious if you read them. So not true. Romance readers, read more than any other fiction lover!

Carole said...

I agree with Mary!

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