Well, it's Valentine's Day so you know what is coming from the Monday Discussion today...we are talking about romance!
I am fairly neutral on the whole Valentine's Day thing. I go out with my husband on dates regularly, so I am not driven to overpay for a date on February 14th every year, but I do get my kids a small gift and we all exchange cards. I did cut their cucumber slices into heart shapes today too.
But no matter how you personally feel about Valentine's Day, your patrons will be coming in looking for books about love. Are you ready? We have this display up with both contemporary and historical romance options. (Keep scrolling and you will see our Black History Month display list too).
Now, not everyone likes every genre. In fact, truth be told, I am not a big romance fan myself. However, if I had to pick some authors I would say that I do enjoy Julia Quinn's historical romances and Susan Elizabeth Phillips' contemporary ones. What I like about the work of both authors is the humor they add to their stories.
Just because I don't like romance though doesn't mean I don't like a little bit of love in my stories, I just tend to like getting it more from women's lives and relationship books or literary fiction. Some books which contained a love story which I found touching were, Water for Elephants, North River, Dream When You're Feeling Blue, and The Red Tent.
So today, even of you do not like the specific genre of romance, what do you like to read when you are in the mood for love?
Also, over on RA for All: Horror, I posted a touching zombie love song.
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