August is Read-A-Romance Month

03 Aug


Did you know that August is Read-A-Romance Month? Read-A-Romance month was launched in 2013 by the Bobbi Dumas, a romance fan and advocate. As a romance reader, I love the idea of a month dedicated to my favorite genre – i mean, it probably makes up close to 80% of my normal reading load and yet, it still one of the most disregarded and looked down genres out there. People seem to think its ok to look down their noses at those of us who read romance, because its “trash” or “smut”. Regardless of that fact that the romance industry is a billionaire dollar industry when it comes to writing and publishing books. You can read more about the origins of Read-a-Romance month HERE.

I’m looking forward to following the events at the Read-a-Month website, where different authors and bloggers will be participating each day, talking about their passion for romance.

For you romance readers out there, what was the first romance novel you remember reading?


Posted by on August 3, 2015 in General


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4 responses to “August is Read-A-Romance Month

  1. cindyfazzi

    August 3, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    The first romance novel I read was Jane Austen’s “Pride & Prejudice.” I’m glad I started with the very best(: Whenever I talk to someone who thinks romance is trash, I usually mention these classics, which many people don’t realize are “romance,”

    • Dee

      August 4, 2015 at 1:16 pm

      i’ll give you P&P and even Jane Eyre as a love story – but don’t try to convince me that Wuthering Heights is 😉

  2. Evelyn Nore

    August 4, 2015 at 11:19 am

    The Gentle Rogue by Johanna Lindsey. I was hooked from then on. My friend was shocked I’d never read a romance novel. And she suggested A Gentle Rogue. She said it was a little more tame. I was shocked at what she called tame. But, I have every Johanna Lindsey book. Now I’ve read several Authors, and there is only one so far I will never read her again. But now I’m finding new authors to read. And haven’t been disappointed yet. So I read romance. I don’t care. Ok enjoy taking a break from reality and being swept to another time and place!!!

    • Dee

      August 4, 2015 at 1:17 pm

      i haven’t read a ton of Johanna Lindsey – but she is someone I’ll pick up in the library if I need a book to read – i think I read one of her sci-fi ish ones early on (before I read her historicals) and it just didn’t work for me, so I avoided her for years


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