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October 24 2017

What Is Your Favorite Character Profession?

“If I hear a character is a librarian, it's an auto-buy for me.” “I love rock stars and musicians.” “Give me all the small-town police chiefs.”  There...
October 13 2017

Is This an Appropriate Way to Treat Books?

  Someone at H&H considers this a “monstrous” way to treat books. Agree or disagree? #romancenovels #bookstagram #booknerd #shelfie #booknerd #bookblogger A...
October 11 2017

Which Do You Have a Higher Tolerance For: Bad Covers or Bad Titles?

We shouldn't judge a book by its cover or its title, but it's hard to not have those things be a factor for us. However, usually one of those has a greater pull. We can overlook a bad cover...
October 10 2017

Do Your Nope-Tropes Change When They’re Gender Swapped?

We all have our “nope-tropes”—that one (or several) trope that really just... isn't for us. However, sometimes, switching the gender of the characters can make all the difference....
September 5 2017

Did You Get Any Reading Done Over the Long Weekend?

For our U.S. readers—and Team H&H—Labor Day gifts us a long weekend to send off summer and reward ourselves for our labors. It's our chance to relax and welcome fall (and Pumpkin...
August 22 2017

What Did You Read While You Waited for the Eclipse?

For many people in the U.S., the solar eclipse was a major event. It also meant for a lot of us, however, that we waited around for the eclipse to really get into full swing for up to two hours....
August 10 2017

When Was the Last Time You Went to a Library?

Libraries are a wonderful thing and something we really should take more advantage of—even when we make daily visits. So, whether you're one of the daily visitors or it's been years...
July 28 2017

Do You Prefer High Drama Intensity or Light and Fun Fluff?

The beautiful thin about books is that there is literally something for everyone out there. For many of us, reading is a form of escape, but what form that takes can be very different! So, when...
July 26 2017

Can You Read Outside?

Whether it's hot or cold where you are, sometimes the great outdoors calls to us... to read outside! However, that sometimes can lead to a few complications—if you're on the beach,...
July 24 2017

What’s Your Favorite Reading Position?

We can twist ourselves into pretzels trying to get comfortable while reading. Flipping onto our backs with our heads hanging off the couch or bed; assuming an intricate yoga pose; or just folded...
July 21 2017

What Is Your Palate Cleanser Romance?

Earlier this week we talked about reading binges, and many of you said you could read two or three books from the same author or series before it was too much. That calls for a palate cleanser!...
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...
June 16 2017

Do You Think You Could Ever Give Up Your TBR Pile?

Tuesdays and Fridays—two days of the week when we tend to load up our e-readers and bookshelves with new books and get ready to read! However, for some, the idea of this growing to-be-read pile...
June 2 2017

Why Do You Reread?

Rereading isn't for everyone. However, for those who do reread, it can be a chance to revisit some old favorites. If you are a rereader, why do you reread? Do you find yourself missing that author?...
May 8 2017

What Is Your Favorite Word in Romance?

We talk a lot about our least favorite words in romance... and I mean. A. Lot. Like... really, we asked you to vote on it. Today, however, I'm looking for a slightly different slant: what is...
April 20 2017

Do You Wish More Romance Came in Hardcover?

Most romances come in two formats: e-book and paperback. It's the soft paperbacks that we remember of the 70s, 80s, and 90s, but it's the e-book that made many romance novels more attainable....
April 17 2017

Will You Use Your Tax Return on Anything Book Related?

Congratulations! If you're in the United States, you've sent in your taxes and are hopefully waiting on getting a very nice tax return. With a little extra spending money, do you plan on...
March 2 2017

How Do You Think You’d React If You Found Yourself in a Magical World?

Many times the first book in a paranormal romance series involves a new person being introduced to the world—in many cases it's the heroine who finds herself to be the fated mate of an...
February 27 2017

How Do You Feel About Annotating in a Book—Especially Romances?

It's a practice that became handy with textbooks. As you're reading the chapter for your next clas, you jot down notes in the margins. With ebooks, taking notes in books has changed a little...
February 24 2017

Do Certain Genres Demand a Physical Book?

I've recently been going through a genre-slump. I have found plenty of books that I love, but realized that my first romance love—historical—had been severely lacking recently. I realized...
February 23 2017

Do You like Punny Romance Book Titles?

I have yet to meet a romance novel reader who doesn't love the occasional pun. In Romancelandia, it's quite easy for even the most benign word to take on a dirty meaning. Do you like punny...
February 1 2017

What’s Your Most Anticipated Book of February?

February is going to have great new releases coming from every single genre—it'll be an exciting month in romance! To get the month started off right, share with us your most anticipated...
December 20 2016

Have You Ever “Quit” Reading?

“Quitting” an activity that you don't enjoy is totally reasonable—life's too short! And sometimes, even for us bibliophiles, the pleasure of reading can be taken away. Though...
December 19 2016

Do You Like Slow Burns?

Slow burn: that delicious attraction between characters that can take so long (but just the right amount) to actually light a spark.  We see this term a lot in television where we want...
November 25 2016

In Defense of Breaking Spines

We’re not monsters. We’re not bad people.We’re not book hating anarchists. We’re your friends, your neighbors, your sisters and spouses. We work next to you, come to your...
November 16 2016

Have You Ever Taken Off Work/School to Read?

Tuesdays are great days... they're not Mondays and they happen to be release day for those looking for their next big read! Every month there's a new “big book” for us to glom...
November 15 2016

Do Romance Novels Really Offer Unrealistic Expectations?

Romance novels get the bad rap of setting unrealistic expectations for women. They cause us to think that men have to be perfect, that they all are... well-endowed... that biker bars are where...
November 3 2016

Do You Ever Investigate “Facts” You Learn from a Romance Novel?

It's always a great treat when you discover a new “fun fact” while reading a book. Much of my own knowledge has come from facts I glean from fiction, and then go to investigate.  How...
October 20 2016

How Organized Is Your TBR Pile?

Recently, H&H reader Mary told us about her very impressive TBR pile. To be honest, ours is just a stack on scattered by our bed and a mental list. She's organized hers extensively: (I...
September 27 2016

Do You Have Multiple Copies/Editions of the Same Book?

In a Tor article yesterday, James Dashner shared his five books that force him to buy multiple copies. This is not an uncommon problem among book lovers—I myself own three copies (at...