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December 1 2016

What Sort of Books Did You Grow Up Around?

The books we grow up reading—and what we see our family members reading—end up being the foundation for our reading as an adult. Was your family a reading family? Did they encourage...
June 10 2016

Is It Harder to Be Transported By a Book As You Get Older?

 In an interesting article, The New York Times posited this exact question: Is It Harder to Be Transported By a Book as You Get Older? The think piece suggests that as children we “soak”...
June 19 2014

Meatball Head and Other Terms of Endearment: Mooning Over Sailor Moon

When Cartoon Network still had a little thing called Toonami, they showed Japanese anime around the clock. One of the shows was about a ditzy girl who gets the power to transform into a defender of...
June 6 2014

The Louisiana Lust of Make You Mine (Dumont Bachelors #1) by Macy Beckett

In Macy Beckett's Make You Mine, the first book in her Dumont Bachelors series, Allie Mauvais is a baker and a psychic. A vendor of voodoo, if you will. But Allie doesn’t believe she has any...
May 28 2014

Disney’s Frozen: Is It a Fairytale Romance?

Judging by outward appearance, Frozen might seem to be another Disney princess movie, with its traditional princess and the requisite happily ever after. But, luckily for those of us who like a...
May 14 2014

Do You Remember Your First Librarian?

Today, at least according to Facebook, is Badass Librarian Day, which seems as good a time to celebrate those people who first fed our addiction. Perhaps your first librarian told you where to find...
April 28 2014

From Trixie Belden to Anne Calhoun: A Journey to Adulthood

Reading was my escape from reality when I was growing up. My childhood wasn’t sublime and I spent a large portion of time by myself. So I read. Books were my escape as they didn’t judge,...
November 29 2013

Childhood Favorites Become Adult Romances in Books by Cornick, Schwab, Rothwell, and More!

The literature of childhood, filled with resonant characters, plots, and settings, can be a rich mine of inspiration for writers. Fantastical books such as Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and The Wizard...
May 4 2012

Girls and Horses: A First Reading Love?

Tomorrow is the annual running of the Kentucky Derby, where ladies get to don fancy hats and everybody drinks mint juleps. Oh, and some horses run a race, too. Many of us started reading books long...
March 28 2012

The Romance of J.R.R. Tolkien: Love in the Time of Hobbits!

I love The Hobbit. I love everything about it. I love the rambunctious beginning, in which our reluctant titular hero, Bilbo Baggins, is inveigled into joining a bunch of irascible dwarves and their...
March 22 2012

How Far Is Too Far?: Author Carley Moore on Stalking Your Crush

Welcome to author Carley Moore, whose The Stalker Chronicles will be out next week. And who better to talk about the issue of stalking your crush? Carely faces the reality of stalking, and admits that...
March 20 2012

Author Kate Rothwell Talks the Earliest YA and Chick-Lit Author, Jean Webster

Today we welcome Kate Rothwell as a guest to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Kate writes under her own name, as well as the pseudonym Summer Devon. Kate’s latest release, Thank You, Mrs. M, was partly inspired...
February 11 2012

"Kindred Spirits”: Why Anne of Green Gables Is Alive and Well in 2012

This summer Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery’s first novel, will turn 104, and Anne Shirley is still winning friends and influencing readers. Last year saw four new editions published: one...
January 28 2012

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time

Thank you, Ms. L’Engle. As the 50th anniversary of Madeleine L’Engle’s science fiction classic, A Wrinkle in Time, approaches, I find myself thinking back to the first time I was...
June 26 2011

You Can’t Go Home Again: Rereading Past Favorites

As I’m sure some of you know, I’m an avid reader. No genre is safe (except Westerns, but I’m trying to overcome that). For over a year I searched for a book I had read when I was younger....
April 28 2011

Of Sparkly Crowns and Pretty Gowns: The (Disney) Princess Experience

In honor of the Royal Wedding coverage, I have been asked to share my princess experience story. If you have been to Disney World recently with a young girl between the age of 4 and 11 or a slightly...
April 1 2011

Reliving the Awesome: A Sweet Valley Confidential Roundup

Has it really been 10 years since we last heard from Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield?? I grew up—and was obsessed—with the Sweet Valley books, having first been introduced to the sisters...
March 24 2011

Do Childhood Reads Hold Up?: Revisiting The Sherwood Ring

I was talking to an old friend about books, and she asked, do you think your favorites from childhood would still hold up if you reread them? I thought about one of my favorite books of all time, and...
February 15 2011

Coming Clean: Why I Read Romance

When it comes to reading, if we're honest with ourselves, it's all about the emotion. Culturally (almost across the board), it's “weak” to show emotions. For males, such...