Tag: romance novels

News & Notes – 10/19/2019

News & Notes – 10/19/2019

Bookish News Nobel Prizes In Literature Go To Olga Tokarczuk And Peter Handke (NPR). The Guardian’s Alison Flood goes into more detail, particularly regarding the controversial choice of Peter Handke. Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share Booker prize 2019. (The Guardian) The decision to break the rules and choose two… Read more »

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News & Notes – 4/13/2010

News & Notes – 4/13/2010

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff   Book News Happy birthday to Beverly Cleary, who turned 103 on April 12! (Upworthy) Booksellers Announce First Annual Romance Bookstore Day to take place on August 17,… Read more »

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News & Notes – 9/30/2017

News & Notes – 9/30/2017

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff   Book News Hamilton Mania Inspires the Library of Congress to Put 12,000 Alexander Hamilton Documents Online (Open Culture) School librarian rejects First Lady’s donation of… Read more »

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Romance as a genre

Romance as a genre

I used to turn my nose up at romances on the theory — fueled by exposure to Harlequin and Silhouette series books when I worked in bookstores years ago — that they were formulaic, trite, and not very well written.  The fact that they then were commonly referred to as… Read more »

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Sherryl Woods’ Chesapeake Shores series

Sherryl Woods’ Chesapeake Shores series

The Chesapeake Shores novels by Sherryl Woods tell the romantic stories of various members of the O’Brien clan, a large, somewhat dysfunctional, but loyal Irish-American family living in the fictional Bay town of Chesapeake Shores.  The characters are human, individual, and for the most part likeable; their family and romantic… Read more »

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