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?