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The Great Romance Reading Fast of 2015 Ends

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Myrna Loy and baby Shirley Temple wish you Happy New Year!

I, for one, have high hopes for 2016. I went on a romance reading fast for most of 2015; for the first time in my adult life, I went months without reading a single romance of any kind.

So what happened? Nothing, really, except that one after the other, I picked up a whole mess of romances of every genre, length and publication date that just didn’t do it for me. Eventually, I just decided to read in other genres until the mood passed.

In hindsight, I think this fast served as the romance reading equivalent of a palate cleanser; now that I am easing back in to reading romance, I find myself even more discerning about what I read, and in turn, more analytical. Good news if you are the person who likes to write (or read) about romance!

Even better news? As I rejected romances one after the other, I began to notice a pattern emerging of a handful of problems that would make me refuse to finish a book. If that’s not fodder for the mill, er blog, I don’t know what is.

This post does, then, serve as fair warning. Because I am a narcissistic twat  love you and want you to be happy, I’m going to share my revelations with you in occasional “Why I Didn’t Finish the Book” posts. And I hope a few bravest of the brave will chime in with your own stories.

As I have begun to read romance in earnest again, I will also be sharing some reviews. Buckle up, darlings — this is going to be a long, bumpy ride!

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Author: J.E.

Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

2 thoughts on “The Great Romance Reading Fast of 2015 Ends

  1. Oh how delicious! I can’t wait! I too have a new year’s resolution to be more discerning and critical. I’ve been WAY to Canadian-polite … war cry? Rallying? We’ll see!

  2. Let’s call it a war cry, my politest of Canadiennes! I am far too lazy to ever make resolutions, but I can discern and critique with the best of them. Let’s go!

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