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8/11/13 4:09 A

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Sad endings appealed to me when I was a teenager. Since I grew up there have been more than enough of them in real life. Now I'm in my sixties, I want happy endings.

Perhaps the (usually male?) criics haven't grown up yet.

Think not. Do.

If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always got.


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SKOOTEILENE's Photo SKOOTEILENE Posts: 41
8/10/13 8:42 P

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I agree completely. Most other genres do have romance in them. I need the escape of a happy ending. It is one of the saddest things about literature that it has to be tragic or it can't be "real" quality writing.

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DOREENKNIGHT64's Photo DOREENKNIGHT64 Posts: 6,572
8/8/13 3:17 P

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Welcome to the team. Hello, I'm Doreen and I read Romance.

Well, when you come to think of it, it's one of the basics of human life, isn't it? And a very important one, too. And, you should pardon me for saying, but how many action/adventure, science fiction, fantasy, whodunnits have a romantic sub-plot too? And how many romances have an action/adventure, science fiction, fantasy, whodunnit sub-plot as well? Rarely can you really fit a book firmly into one genre only. There's a lot of snobbery around "genre" fiction, and I have always felt that insisting you write "literary fiction" is really just being pretentious.

Think not. Do.

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SKOOTEILENE's Photo SKOOTEILENE Posts: 41
8/8/13 9:36 A

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Hello,
I am a Kindle reader, so it is with me at all times. I have a tendency to read Romance, but I like all historical novels. I read a lot of classics too. My mother was an English teacher, so I have always had books by the dozens.

I am working on regaining my shape. My weight is at least 20 pounds high, and sometimes my blood pressure is migrating up.

I don't find many people who are brave enough to admit they read romance, let alone want to discuss it. I think I would like to chat with my teammates.

So, hello, I'm happy to make your acquaintance.

SKOOTEILENE
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