Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Romance novels

Well here we go again. I have something to rant about. Surprise surprise..that it was started by a male telling me that I shouldn't be doing something, namely reading that Brain trash. Well, maybe I should just get down on my knee's right now and kiss his hairy feet for straightening me out. Yeah right! I'll get right on that. Sometime in my next life.

It wouldn't be a scary mary rant if there wasn't several extra layers of weirdness - in this case, the allegation that the reading of romance novels rots the female brain from the inside out...
Well here we are crawling through the algae ridden waters of the me me me pool cause someone pissed me off.....again. Yeah but too bad it's my blog. lol

All I can say to the men out there and some women too, is if you don't like what I'm reading too bad....You can sit on your ass and watch T.V. and let your brain rot for all I care... and do I care.? Not a chance.
Do I care that you think what I'm reading is porn for women? Are you kidding me, I've come to love my porn. lol I've been told that I should put more time into doing "other" things.

Well, that would put a damper on my porn reading, heavy breathing, hours and hours of peace and quiet since the only time I get anytime to myself is when I put the earphones on and pick up a book and tone everyone else out, which is not to say that if the room were on fire that I wouldn't get myself out. Everyone for his or herself right?

My brother believes I should leave the romance books alone so more important goals can be achieved. Oh really? Like what? Should I be ironing and making sure supper is on the table like a good little wife? Don't make me slap you.

I'm sick to death of people talking about things they no nothing about. I hate it when some guy says to me" Oh, you read that crap?" Why yes I do. Have you ever read one? No? Then how do you know it's crap. Go away moron.

I don't think I'm completely right all the time, but this time about this I am. I don't make fun of people who like grizzly true crime novels. I myself like them. Just because you don't like or don't think you like something doesn't give your ignorant knuckle dragging self the right to make fun of it.

Romance novel reading is one of my guilty pleasure. Don't try and tell me you don't have a guilty pleasure. I know you do. I read romance to escape, to get away from real life for a while. But Some men and women (can't leave them out and get the men all pissy) want the authors of romance novels to get more contemporary and have us "to stupid to read anything decent" women read more up to date books with a purpose. Frankly, I don't want to read about a man who gets Ebola but in the few hours he lives falls in love with his nurse, only to give it to her too.

What would be the purpose to that you may ask.? Why thank you please do. The purpose would be to show how even a well educated woman (the nurse) when in love and in a romance novel, gets stupid and lets herself get Ebola. Yeah, As I've just proved my point this is why we aren't letting too many men write our romance novels.

Oh and let's not forget those people who think All Werewolves, were-creature, vampires and Zombies belong in horror novels. There is nothing wrong with a Vampire romance or a Werewolf Romance novel. Frankly I like those the best.


  1. I have never read a romance novel, but my parents read them all the time. Thats about all they read any more. Lately i've been reading some of the old Destroyer series books that my dad collected years ago. I've read about 40 of them in the last two months. Maybe three. I don't think I have read a brand new book in the last three or four years. I have heard of vampire and werewolf romance novels, but have never seen any. And since I have not ever read any, I glanced through one a long, long time ago because my parents said it was a mystery, I cannot, and will not, say that I think they are no good or not. I just choose not to read them.

  2. lol...I wouldn't read anything I didn't like either. it just irks me when someone see's me reading a romance novel and says something irate. lol
    I usually go to the used book store and trade my books, or go to the library..get books for free. lol

  3. It really doesn't matter what the hell ya read as long as you do it and magazines don't count. The brain needs exercise or it atrofies. Sitting in front of the tv does nothing for you. There are no challenges there.
    Mary loves historical/romances. You know the genre...acurate historical setting and fictional characters.
    He fave reads and she's re-read them several times are the "Angelique" series of books.
    I go through phases with tastes in books but I read fnatasy novels for the most part. I am into the fantasy/detective writings of the 40's though. Sax Rhomer's Dr. Fu Manchu series, politically incorrect as it is.
    Keep the brain active Marym give it new challenges everyday...

  4. too true. I like those historical romance novels too. I read alot about 25-40 books per month and once a month I go through the library and just pick a book without looking at the title. You have no idea what kinds of good books I have found doing that. It's kinda fun, you never know what you may find.


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