Romance novels are just so very much in so very many ways. You know what I mean, right? They are wonderfully robust and bold. They are so fun to read. They are spirit-lifting experiences because they are about love and, ultimately, happiness. They declare themselves so unabashedly with covers showing heroines in billows of satiny gowns, amply muscular heroes, dreamy landscapes, stylized city scenes, and, of course, much more. They effectively provide a place for both readers and writers to exercise our imaginations. They are passionate.
It’s no wonder that a romance reader would feel inclined to allow a little bit—or a lot—of all that passion to pour out into our special reading nooks. Whether it is a truly a nook (the kind only made larger by a cranny) or a full-scale (the heart races at the thought!) library with fireplace, bay windows, and built-in shelving, don’t we all feel the need to express the romance reading love within us?
(photo via Emily Henderson)