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Strands of color becoming one streamIt's February so guess what that means. ALL THE ROMANCE IN LOTS OF THE PLACES! Ready for links? 

First up: LISTS! LOTS OF EM! 

Sarah MacLean is in the New York Times talking about romance in the Book Review section. 

(Those aren't words I'm used to putting in the same sentence.)

You can read her short list of recommended romances online, and in the Sunday Times section, too.

Too often, the romance genre is lambasted for elevating readers’ expectations of “real life” and, arguably, of the heroes they might find in their own lives. In “The Perfect Match,” the veteran romance novelist Higgins plays with this idea of “the perfect man,” in the form of Honor Holland’s childhood best friend-with-benefits, who readers will instantly recognize is no kind of hero. Honor is blinded by what she thinks is love, and fails to realize that the not-so-perfect, not-much-of-a-gentleman on the sidelines might actually be a better fit.

Wow NYT, I'm … a little intimidated. Don't make any sudden moves. I want to see if the NYT does it again.  

What, more lists? Hell yeah, more lists. Victoria Dahl is in Publisher's Weekly with 10 Dirty Romance Novels

That’s no surprise to those who know me. I appreciate the more sinful side of everything: Tumblr, Twitter, movies, friends. And definitely books. For me, a big dose of sexual tension and some gorgeously dirty words up the ante of a love story.

If you're in Philadelphia, mark your calendars for a romance event at the Free Library: a panel discussion with Megan Hart, Grace Burrowes, and Geri Krotow, about romance. It's 7:30 on Feb 13 in the auditorium of the main branch of the Free Library. It’s free! You can find out all the info at the Free Library website

From Elizabeth S, please enjoy this absolutely amazing collection of bad Jane Eyre covers.

This one is my favorite: 

Jane Eyre - red lips, red nail polish, red rose.

You're welcome! 


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    Mzcue says:

    I LOVE lists. So much fun to see other people’s favorite books. As a Victoria Dahl fan, I got a real kick out of her favorite dirty books. (Dahl’s blog is great fun, too.)

    And seeing those Jane Eyre covers took me back. I tend to forget how cheesy the images of ideal beauty could be. My favorite among them was hands down the one with the quip,
    “Jane Eyre: ‘The Call Is Coming From Inside The House.’”


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    Miranda says:

    I like the 3rd Jane cover, where she’s an urban fantasy werewolf.

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    CarrieS says:


    I all fairness, while some of the covers are bad because the misrepresent the contents, the movie covers represent their respective movies just fine, although the movies are, as the covers suggest, AWFUL.  I’ve seen both the 1930s version and the George C Scott version.  Awful in a hilarious sort of way.

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    jimthered says:

    Love the JANE EYRE covers (and as a comic book fan, I’m too familiar with the well-meaning fails of Classics Illustrated).

    And in honor of JANE EYRE: THE STORY OF A WOLF_GIRL, here’s the Mountain Men’s Three Wolf Moon t-shirt  And how could it get better?  By having an actor who plays a werewolf on TRUE BLOOD read one of the reviews for it:  HHHHAAAAAAAHHHHHH!

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    EC Spurlock says:

    @CarrieS, you will notice that BOTH George C Scott versions are represented, the “Geriatric Edition” and the original, done about 20 years before with the SAME CAST, right below it.

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    denise says:

    lol those Jane Eyre covers

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    Sveta says:

    Considering Jane Eyre takes place in 1800s, if I’m not mistaken, why in nine hells is she wearing a nail polish?! I think nail polish began to be popular sometime in 1900s, not 1800s…I personally want to toss that cover against the wall in frustration, and seeing the cover really causes me to be turned off from reading the story.

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