Monday, February 14, 2011

Musing Mondays: Romance Novels for Valentine's Day

This week’s musing (in honor of St. Valentines Day) asks two questions, but you only need to answer one…
If you read romance novels, answer this question:
Who are your favorite “romance” authors? Why?

If you do NOT read romance novels, answer this question instead:
Do you read love-themed books in honor of Valentine’s Day? Or, Valentine’s Day books, specifically? If so, give us some examples! If not, why not?

I read romance novels when I was a teenager for fun but I haven't in years; just not my thing. Yesterday I talked a little bit about some of my favorite literary love stories like The English Patient and Jane Eyre and while I love love stories, I don't read love-themed books in honor of Valentine's Day per se, but only because I don't generally do the whole seasonal-theme-read thing in general.  I don't really have a good reason why- just not a habit I've ever gotten into!

Movies are a different story and I do plan on watching a romantic movie this evening. You can visit my movie blog to see my post on great movies for Valentine's Day.

More Musing Mondays at ShouldbeReading.wordpress.com.

8 comments:

Jeanne said...

I got bags of romance novels delivered to my house when my kids were babies, and my favorites were the ones by Nora Roberts writing as J.D. Robb. I still read those when a new one comes out!

caite said...

no, I don't do the seasonal thing either...
or the romance books.
even as I kid I was reading Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie.

Zibilee said...

I don't ever really read romances for Valentine's Day, but if a book comes up in rotation around the right time of year, I will read it!

Blodeuedd said...

Happy Valentine's Day :)

Not reading anything special today

bermudaonion said...

I've never been attracted to romance novels, but don't mind that other people loved them.

Lori said...

Ahh, Jane Ayre...Nice.

I can’t just name one favorite romance or romance author. Here is my answer for Musing On Monday.Happy Valentine’s Day

Alexia561 said...

I read more romances back in school than I do now, but I still enjoy a good love story every now and again! Think my favorites are Nora Roberts and Debbie Macomber. While I know these two ladies will give me the HEA I want, they're still talented enough to give me an original story with a good plot!

Rayna Eliana said...

I also enjoyed The English Patient and Jane Eyre. I am not a romantic book enthusiast, though, in the sense of the genre. I do like a good story with romance in the background.