Friday, January 01, 2010

New Year's resolutions for romance novel lovers



I read this on the Examiner and thought what a good idea.  I know sometimes I keep reading the same line or authors and this way one can broaden their reading experience.  It's going to be one of my New Years Resolutions!

Under the heading of being good to yourself, or nourishing your positive karma, if you love romance novels, nothing could be better for you than to resolve to feed the healthy habit. After all, what could be more uplifting for the spirits than a romantically happy ending? Here's a list of ways to resolve to make the most of romance novel reading:


1. Try out one new romance author each month--someone you've never read before, but maybe you've seen the name on the shelves. Many hidden treasures have been found this way and may you find yours this New Year!

2. Try out a first time author or two this year. These fresh-out-of-the-box romance novelists may be starting out, but to make it to the shelves as a new writer these days means they are stellar talents--look at Stephenie Meyer after all!

3. Try a new romance sub-genre this year. Maybe you've already read them all--or so you think! There's always new twists around the corner. One up-and-coming new sub-genre is called "steam-punk". It's so new you may not have heard of it let alone read a steam-punk romance novel. What is it you say? It's the steam engine era, like the old "Wild, Wild West" TV series, with mysterious gadgets and intrigue, along with the old-fashioned.

4. Write a fan letter--or rather a fan e-mail--to your favorite author and let them know how much you appreciate their stories. You never know, you may get a personal response back!

5. Give a romance novel to someone you love! Maybe on Valentine's day...

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