Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Why We Love LOVE! @karilemor #RomanceGems

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Romance novels often get a bad rap. Sappy. Mommy porn. ClichΓ©, Second rate fiction. Bargain bin of literature. Formulaic. It drives me crazy when I hear it called any of these things.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been at a book expo or event and when I talk to people walking by, the response is a nose in the air and “Oh, I don’t read that.”

I always want to say, “Why not? We could all use a bit more love in our lives.” But I usually don’t because the person has already scurried quickly past.

So why do I read (and write) romance if so many people look down upon it? I thought this meme explained it so well.

Romance has so many wonderful things in it. Two people who are fighting obstacles that seem too high or too hard to get through or around. But they give it everything they've got and manage to find a way to be together.  Why wouldn't we all want to read a story like this?

I also found some amazing quotes on love that are meaningful to me:

Love recognizes no barriers - Maya Angelou

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies - Aristotle

We are most alive when we’re in love - John Updike

Love is friendship that has caught fire - Ann Landers

A simple “I love you” means more than money - Frank Sinatra

Everything I do, I do it for you - Bryan Adams

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you - Winnie the Pooh

You know you’re in love when you can’t sleep because the reality is finally better than your dreams - Dr. Seuss

When you love someone, you love them as they are, and not as you’d like them to be - Leo Tolstoy

I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you - Roy Croft

You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of that happiness - Julia Roberts

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Why do you love reading romance?  Comment below for a chance to win this month’s prizes.

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  1. this one says it all for me: Everything I do, I do it for you - Bryan Adams
    Great post, dear girl!!! And i LOVE our friendship.

    1. Thanks!! I love and am so grateful for our friendship also!!

  2. Kari, this is a wonderful post! I've experienced that snub because I write romance instead of "real" books. I love the quotes, too.

    1. Yeah, it really burns my britches at the outright snobbery. But these same people will read books with violence, rape, murder and other horrible things and not give it a second thought.

  3. Love recognizes no barriers - Maya Angelou this is my favorite quote. I hope some day to find love.

  4. Love-ly post, Kari. Never understand why people are so snobbish toward romance. i think it's the way the press presented it in the past. We'll move forward one step or book at a time.

  5. Such a beautiful post! Love is everything and the only thing worth living for.

    1. You are absolutely correct! Love is all we need!

  6. I love the love. Fabulous quotes.

  7. Thank you for sharing all the beautiful quotes!


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