Today I thought I would pay homage to all the wonderful romance readers who have followed my tour and who have written such wonderful comments to me. Of course, each person’s mileage may vary, as we are all unique individuals, but I believe I have listed the general characteristics of many romance readers.
You know you’re an avid romance reader if…
Walking into a room covered in flowers and candles makes you weak in your knees.
You have sex more often with your partner (I can’t recall the percentage, but it’s been documented that women who read romances have more encounters than those who don’t.)
The sight of the New Romance Releases shelf in the bookstore makes your heart pitter-patter.
Your library card is frayed about the edges, worn in the middle, and frequently needs to be replaced.
You have a tender heart (you wouldn’t be reading romances otherwise).
You start to write your own books. (There can never be too many.)
You start a blog where you share your love of romance books, because you are too excited to keep your thoughts on the books you’ve read only limited to just close family and friends.
You recoil at the phrase, ‘bodice-rippers’, because romances have evolved so beyond that archaic term, that whoever uses it obviously hasn’t read any.
Even if you haven’t read all the classics yet, you recognize the names: Austen, Heyer, Bronte…and you’re itching to add to this list.
Moonlight is for stolen kisses, a quiet pond is for a boat for two, a rainstorm is for taking shelter in a gazebo, a tree-lined path is for walking hand-in-hand, satin sheets are for…well you know.
You love animals. Not sure why this is a general trait…I think it has something to do with the tender heart.
You firmly believe that without love, life isn’t worth living.
Chocolate is high on your list of favorite foods.
As long as they have a good heart, you remain fond of men, even when they are behaving badly.
You are kind to authors, and other romance readers, because you know that they share your passion.
Of course, the only reason I could put this list together is because I’m an avid romance reader myself. It takes one to know one. :}
Wishing my Fellow Romance Readers all of my Best,