Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Romance Week- What I have Just Finished Reading

Song of the Day: "Love Like This" by Natasha Bedingfield

  Hi all! It's been a rough week. Here I had this lovely blog post to start the week off right, and I couldn't post it yesterday due to internet issues. It's extremely annoying when I cannot tap into the blogspot world daily. However, I am trying not to let it get me down. Today is a new day! Here is my post (that I wrote yesterday at 9:00 am! but who's dwelling on the past?).

   Has anyone noticed that love is in the air? So many of my friends have gotten engaged in the last month alone. In honor of summer love, and me being the hopeless romantic that I am, I've decided to dedicate an entire week to the genre of romance. I got the idea after I decided to give a romance novel a try last week. I am not a romance writer, but I do like an occasional romance story every now and then. Plus, I'm interested in exploring the genre. So all this week it's all about romance. On my quest for light reading this summer, I stumbled on a romance novel by Nora Roberts called, Savor the Moment. I have to say that I absolutely loved the story line. However, I am not a fan of Nora Robert's writing. There are probably many people that would completely disagree with me on this, but that's why there are a variety of ice cream flavors. We don't all like the same one. I completely respect Roberts. I mean she has written over 160 books and is a New York Times Best-selling Author. However, I didn't think her writing was particularly "good." I found so many things I would have been murdered for in my MFA program. Not that I always agree with my professors, but they do teach the basics, and her basics were not up to the level I had expected. I promise I am not a literary snob, I just expected more. There are a lot of people who love her, and that's great. She really can tell a story. And this novel is great if you are looking for a light romantic read. It's just that I probably won't be reading any more Nora Roberts novels. If you don't care about mechanics or you're just looking for a good story romantic story line, check it out.


  1. That's great you are exploring different genres!

  2. I like to mix it up with some "fluff" here and there. It's fun to explore, too.

    Thanks for stopping by and sharing your insight. I am determined to give it another try.

    Have a lovely week!

  3. I read one of her contemporary novels before and had to put it down because I was bored to death.I expected more because I really liked one of her paranormal books.