In shocking news, today's New York Times has an article about a surge in the sales of romance books. Apparently, the happy-ending, escapist nature of these novels is the perfect antidote to our current tough times.
What is shocking is not that romance novels are flying off the shelves (they outstrip sales of all other books in most years; click here for proof), rather, I am shocked that the NYT is giving the often unfairly ridiculed genre its due. Well, better late than never.
Thank you romance readers for propping up the book industry in these tough economic times. All book lovers owe you some thanks. But don't forget, we are also buying romance novels in large quantities at your local library.
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