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November 9 2017

TV Shows and Clothing Brands: Tacky or Perfect?

Scandal had a clothing line with The Limited. Riverdale's Jughead's beanie at Hot Topic. Mad Men had a brand at The Banana Republic. With so many TV shows and movies having lines at...
November 6 2017

Do You Like Books Where the Couple Is Already Married?

They've gone to the chapel, and they've gotten married. And now, readers are expected to pick up their book and read about their happy ending. Much of the romance genre is about finding...
October 20 2017

What’s the Furthest You’ve Gotten in a Book Before You DNF’ed It?

Some readers make commitments to themselves to read an entire book, no matter how much it may annoy them. Still others will give up on a book within the first few chapters if they don't like it....
October 19 2017

Have You Ever Thought Something In Real Life Would Make a Good Romance Novel?

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. Still other times, real life is even sweeter. We've all had meet-cutes in life that would make great set ups for romance novels. Have you ever witnessed,...
October 16 2017

Do You Read Parody Romances?

Romance novels can often be the butt of a joke... one that we're not fond of being the punchline. However, if you know romance sometimes it can be fun to play around the rules and write something...
October 12 2017

Reading Physical Books Is Good For Your Health!

We are still undecided on whether we truly prefer print books or e-books, but a recent article on a study about reading may have us changing our tune. A 2014 study, which recently resurfaced for...
September 28 2017

In Audiobooks, What Clicks with You First: Author or Narrator?

When it comes to physical books author loyalty is usually what has us picking up our next read. When it comes to audiobooks, however, a different factor is at play: The Narrator. We've talked...
September 26 2017

Do You Like Books That Give You a Peek into the “Lifestyles of the Rich and the Famous”?

Romance, for many, is all about the escape. For some that escape is just a more idyllic version of their own life, for others it's a total roll reversal that gives us a glimpse into the lifestyles...
September 7 2017

What’s On Your To-Do List?

-Finish that series you got halfway through and never completed ✔️ -Separate out your signed copies from your regular copies ✔️ -Actually organize your book shelves ✔️ A...
September 6 2017

Not Reading? What Makes You Feel That Way?

**Gasp**  Oh the humanity!  Yes, we know. It's shocking. Every now and then, our brains are just too tired to read... or just too apathetic to all of our reading options that...
September 1 2017

How Would You Sum Up Your Feelings Toward Your TBR Pile?

It's Friday, and for U.S. readers, it's the Friday before a long weekend! This means lots of reading time! However, the looming presence of the TBR pile can be intimidating... or on a long...
August 29 2017

How Many Bookmarks Do You Own?

This week I was tackling my ever-growing physical TBR pile (we don't talk about my digital to-be-read pile... it's too scary!) and I decided to crack out a gift I got for Christmas last...
August 25 2017

Have You Ever Forgotten You Pre-Ordered a Book?

When we get notice that a book by our favorite author is coming out, it's usually at least six months ahead of the release—if not more! That leaves a lot of time to forget if we pre-ordered...
August 21 2017

How Do You Recover from a Book Hangover?

Cures for hangovers are a dime a dozen and everyone has an opinion for what works. However, for the book hangover—that feeling you have when the book you just read is so good that you don't...
August 14 2017

Have You Read Any One-Book Writers and Wished There Were More?

Here's the scenario: you've fallen totally head-over-heels with a writer and it's the first book you've read by them, but then—tires screech—they've only ever written...
August 11 2017

Has a Book Ever Hit Too Close to Home?

Many of us read for escapism. When a romance hits too close to home, though, it can mess with our heads—but make us love a book even more!  Have you read a book and it felt like...
August 8 2017

What Are Your Least Favorite Ways to See a Heroine Described?

We've talked about our nope tropes and our squick words. We've talked about the types of heroines we love... but what about when a heroine we'd otherwise love is described in a way...
August 2 2017

How Have You Converted Your Friends into Romance Readers?

It's a readers greatest joy when you can convert a non-reader into a bibliophile. It's an even greater accomplishment when you can convert a non-romance reader into a romance reader for...
July 17 2017

What Character Reminds You of Someone in Your Own Life?

Many characters are meant to be relatable—and in some cases, they're modeled after various characteristics of the people in the author's life. However, we're talking about you...
July 9 2017

In Defense of Reading Out of Order

My name is Jenn, and I read out of order.  Okay, phew, with that out of the way, let's talk a little bit about what I get out of reading out of order. Follow Your Heart I think...
July 5 2017

What Quote Sums Up Your Love of Reading and Books?

Sometimes it's hard to sum up our love of reading and books. It's a bone-deep feeling for most readers. It's that same inexplicable love of reading that is so fundamentally part of...
June 23 2017

What Genre or Type of Book Do You Keep Trying to Make “Work”?

There's always that one genre or type of book or author that we know we should like... and yet something keeps holding us back. For example, when talking with a friend recently, she lamented that...
June 19 2017

What Is Your Squick Trope?

We talk about squick words all the time—words that gross us out in romance novels (I'm looking at you, moist). However, squick can apply to many things, so today I want to hear about...
June 12 2017

Has an Author Written Both Your Favorite and Least Favorite Book?

  Not every book can be a home run, but it can be especially frustrating when that book belongs to the author of your favorite book. Has that ever happened, where an author has penned...
May 30 2017

What’s Your Reading Goal this Summer?

Memorial Day weekend heralds in the start of summer in the United States. With the summer months comes summer reading (or at least one would hope).  What are your reading goals this summer?...
May 26 2017

What Do You Think When a Book “Ends” at the Halfway Point?

Bear with me for just one moment. A recent “trend” in romance seems to be to include bonus content. That sounds great on the surface, but many times that means getting about halfway through...
May 24 2017

Have You Ever Returned a Book You Bought?

Sometimes we get buyers remorse. If it were a piece of clothing, we would simply keep the tags on and return it to the store. However, when it comes to books, that same policy doesn't really...
May 17 2017

Can You Read Right Before Bed?

Reading can be a double edged sword when it comes to a nightly routine. FOr some, it can send them right to the Sandman and they'll be sleeping in no time, while for others, it will keep them...
May 16 2017

What’s the Most “Fun” Book You’ve Read?

Recently, an H&H commenter mentioned how fun a book sounded. It's a phrase we toss around a lot—“what a fun read.” However, what constitutes a fun read? What was the last...
May 11 2017

What Author or Book Do You Think Most Influenced Your Reading?

We all have a lightbulb moment when we read where an author or a book impacts what we're going to read going forward. Sometimes we're aware of it in the moment, and sometimes it's not until...