Today’s must-read

Kat Kennedy’s Musing Muser’s post on Cuddlebuggery Book Blog: Women and Romance Novels

Is it any won­der women take refuge in a world that actu­ally acknowl­edges their exis­tence in a some­what pos­i­tive man­ner?  And one that pro­vides a fan­tasy in which they will be loved and treated as impor­tant?

I am not a romance reader, by any stretch, but her argument makes a lot of sense to me.

Edited to add: Here’s more on the same subject, from Maria Bustillos at The Awl. I have now officially thought more about romance novels in one morning than in all my years combined. Unless Longmire Does Romance Covers counts. Which I’m pretty sure it does not.



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