I’ve been flitting from book to book and I haven’t really been able to finish anything for quite a while now. It’s kind of a bummer. That said, I’m pretty stoked about some non-romance books I’ve got queued up:
White Oleander - I just went to LA for the first time, and I was reeeeally feeling an LA book
The Hunger Games - I was waiting to be the last person in the country to read these books, and I think I’m about it.
Middlesex - Sometimes I read books that win Pulitzers!
Anyways! I was planning to review these for RC (at least The Hunger Games), but I can probably rustle up some old romances to review if you guys aren’t feeling it.
In the meantime, what romances are you guys reading? What’s in your TBR pile? Does anybody have anything original to say about 50 Shades of Grey? Because seriously, I am NOT going to read that shit.
Hi I just followed you, your blog is great! I was wondering if you could recommend any other blogs that are similar to yours, I would really appreciate it. I want to follow more blogs that review or just talk about romance books, but they are proving hard to find lol.
Smart Bitches, Trashy Books is the authority for romance blogs, and Sarah often posts thoughtful articles in addition to hilarious reviews. Her friends over at Dear Author are also pretty great.
Also, they’re not strictly romance as their name implies, they’re YA), but Forever Young Adult is absolutely hilarious. I often look at their reviews and wonder, “How can I be more like FYA?”
Thanks for following, and sorry for the late response! I’ve been out of town.
Noticing that the lady next to you on the train is reading the latest Alpha and Omega book, starting a conversation, and getting a ton of paranormal romance recommendations. Even (especially) if the other passengers heard us talk about cat shapeshifters and vampires vs fae romance.
She said she was so captivated by the last book in Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series that she missed her stop.
I’ve spent my lunch break at work today looking at Karen Marie Moning’s website, and there’s a great section on her impressions of the Fever series, how she wrote it, and some notes on the characters. I particularly liked this bit about Barrons:
When every other novel I was picking up in the bookstore announced: Vampire/Werewolf/Demon hero on the cover, and was marketing it on the basis of that paranormal creature’s mythic resonance, I wanted to write a story with a male center-stage character that defied labels, and wouldn’t permit one. I wanted to make the reader choose to take him or leave him without the convenience of a pre-packaged tortured-hero caricature to slap over his outline, and no easy answers about whether he was good or bad. I wanted to write a paranormal creature and never tell the reader what he was, because I believed they would ultimately see him more clearly in his everyday behavior, than through the distorted lens of someone else’s legend.
My second thought is that the fan merch is hilariously terrible, although I did briefly consider a set of $30 Fever-themed tarot cards and you know what they say about people in glass houses throwing stones.