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ROMANCE

5 Great Reasons to Read Romance

5 Great Reasons to Read Romance

Despite the fact that romance is an extremely popular genre, romance novels (and the readers who love them) frequently find themselves the unfair target of chronic, kneejerk hateration from those who profess, strongly, that they aren’t fans. But scratch the […]

by × April 10, 2014 ×

PIRATES

8 Reasons Being in a Pirate Romance Novel Would Actually Be Awful

8 Reasons Being in a Pirate Romance Novel Would Actually Be Awful

Misconception #1: Pirates are sexy. In reality: If you’re picturing rich black locks rustling in the island wind and huge tan pecs, congratulations, you’ve either been brainwashed by romance novels or have a thing for Johnny Depp. Real pirates have had […]

by × April 9, 2014 ×

ROMANCE

Bon Voyage! 5 Romances to Take You Away

Bon Voyage! 5 Romances to Take You Away

My inbox has been bombarded lately with travel deals: Ireland, France, Mexico. But until my editors approve that “research” trip to the Riviera I’ve been hinting about, I mainly satisfy my impulses to see far-flung lands with books. A romance […]

by × March 26, 2014 ×

QUOTES WE LOVE

The Quotable Swashbuckler: 12 Telling Lines

The Quotable Swashbuckler: 12 Telling Lines

No other genre lends itself so readily to the well-turned phrase as the swashbuckler. Something about the combination of adventure, swordplay, and high romance liberates, and lubricates, a writer’s flair for the dramatic. Whether swinging from a chandelier or the […]

by × March 4, 2014 ×

THE B&N BOOKSHELF

3 Books That Will Inspire You to Unplug

3 Books That Will Inspire You to Unplug

If your thoughts have started forming in 140-character blurbs, and your hand is permanently frozen in the shape of a cell-phone claw, then this list is for you. Prepare to remember life as it was lived before Apple TV, and […]

by × February 25, 2014 ×

ROMANCE

4 Romance Novel Clichés…and Books That Did Them Well

4 Romance Novel Clichés…and Books That Did Them Well

The romance genre, like any other, has its well-known conventions, tropes, and traditions. Sometimes this is what keeps readers coming back—after a hard day’s work, it’s nice to know that your book is guaranteed to end happily (and when it […]

by × February 24, 2014 ×

LOVE STORIES

7 of the Most Epic Romances in YA Lit

7 of the Most Epic Romances in YA Lit

If there were a YA book about my high school romances, let’s just say it would be one tiny, sad novella. But that’s part of why reading YA romance is so much fun—it allows us to experience (or relive, if […]

by × February 7, 2014 ×

YA NOVELS

7 Great Young Adult Books for Music Lovers

7 Great Young Adult Books for Music Lovers

One of the best parts of my adolescence was finally discovering music—not the Simon & Garfunkel my dad played for me (though I love them too), or the Michael Jackson CD I thought was really badass (it was), but my […]

by × February 5, 2014 ×

BOOK LOVERS

Who’s Your Literary Girlfriend?

Who’s Your Literary Girlfriend?

You can admit it—you kiiinnndaa think you could’ve saved Anna Karenina—she’d be that good kind of crazy under your mellowing influence. Katniss is crushworthy (her temper, indecisiveness, and sulkiness are totally charming), Elizabeth Bennett’s pride never bothered you, and with […]

by × January 30, 2014 ×