I don’t know who I love more right now; past-Julia Quinn or the bookseller who wrote this note.
You either love The Princess Bride or you’re wrong.
I just had a minor disagreement with The Mother about my books. She seems to think that once you’ve read something there’s no need to read it again and certainly no need to keep the book. Apparently I’m supposed to give it away. Bah!
Re-reads are one of my favourite things to do. Aside from the joy of the story, and the fact that you are able to appreciate the nuances of the unfolding drama, there’s also the memory that goes with each novel. For instance, I bought When He Was Wicked by Julia Quinn when I was on holiday in London.
It was my very first time traveling alone and it felt like a huge adventure. I left my hostel that morning and went in search of a coffee and found myself in a bookstore with a fantastic romance novel selection, so I let myself buy one book which was WHWW.
Every time I re-read WHWW I am reminded of that morning and how excited I was to be a backpacker half a world away from home. I remember how amazing it was to be able to walk through the streets I’d read so much about. I remember finding romance novels for a reasonable price (seriously Australian prices are ridiculous compared to UK and USA). Why would I ever want to let go of the book that holds those memories?
Besides, have you ever read When He Was Wicked? It is so completely awesome! Even without memories it deserves to be a permanent fixture on my bookshelf.
He seemed to be about four or five and twenty, was rather tall, had a pleasing countenance, a very intelligent and lively eye, and, if not quite handsome, was very near it. His address was good, and Catherine felt herself in high luck.
It began with a spark. Only that. The first inkling of what a kiss might be. The spark skittered lightly across her lips, delicate as dandelion fluff. It teased and tickled, this dance of a sprite over the curve of her mouth. She was smiling at the exact moment the spark became a flame.
Can anyone recommend me some recently-published romances that DON’T run roughshod over the idea of consent?
I’ll read any heat level from sweet to erotica — and, yes, even sweet can ignore consent — and I prefer historical to contemporary, but I’ll read contemporary, just keep me away from the…
I suggest you take a look at authors like Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Lisa Kleypas, Tessa Dare and Courtney Milan.
Also I wrote a post about the Beta Heroes that I read and love a while ago. You can find it here. It may help you in your search for heroes you will actually like.
Review: The Summer of You by Kate Noble
Swoon Factor: Keep your smelling salts handy
I decided to head home for the Easter weekend and take a little time to relax in the familiar. As it turns out, spending more than three consecutive days in the company of my father can…
Oh god. Dying.
Kudos to the genius that created this meme.