Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Romances In Academia / Spring

Some of the Berkley Babes are talking about spring rituals over at Between the Covers. Fun post!

There is a fascinating interview up at Dear Author with two professors who are studying the romance genre. Swing by and have a read.

They speak about outmoded ways of viewing romance, which got me to thinking what we, as readers think of the genre. Why do you read romance? Personally, I like the hope and emotional intensity in these stories. I also like the fact that romances are very much focused on the protagonists - there's a deep sense of connection with the characters.

Any thoughts?

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

I love the relationships, but without a good plot I have a hard time sticking with the story.