Posted Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:13 PM
Posted Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:48 PM
See the thing is, romance novels are kinda all over the place. And while you can kinda get some ideas from them, it's really more about fantasy and escape.
But anyway, just keep an open mind. And I'm sure other people will have so great ideas of other novels...
And as loathe as I am to say this, some of the less woman-hating "pick up" books do a decent job---at least in explaining how to spark a woman's fire the same way men are sparked when they gaze upon a beautiful women.
Posted Fri Apr 16, 2010 01:11 PM
As for your question about romance - yes, maybe it can be a good idea but I would be VERY careful as for applying the principles in romance novels to reality and real women or men. If you don´t mind a little bit of exaggerating, I´d say that romance novels and films and music can offer a completely unrealistic picture - the same kind of unreal images as you can find in porn... But I am neither an expert in romance novels, nor in porn, but I admit that I have dedicated more time and energy into porn than romance novels and to be honest I´m not sure whether I will reverse the trend in the future:)
Posted Fri Apr 16, 2010 01:20 PM
Posted Fri Apr 16, 2010 02:36 PM
I hate reading "novels", cause I hate taking so long to get to the end. I read novellas instead (about 40-90 pages!)
I suggest ebooks. You have to pay for it (less than $5), but no one will see you with it
Posted Fri Apr 16, 2010 04:06 PM
Posted Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:50 PM
pride and prejudice - such an amazing writer was jane austen, funny! witty! cutting! cynical! everything one would want in an idol ... :butter:
also, sarah waters is brilliant, not a romance writer as such, but tipping the velvet and fingersmith are romance within the most amazing settings ... just thinking about those books makes me want a rainy afternoon and a cup of tea and a fire and bit of mind travelling ... what a woman. perversion in a melting pot of victorian england filth and gin. yay.
if you want sex, amanda quick is hawt ... phew!
Posted Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:19 PM
And let me say that there's nothing wrong with either type.
Posted Mon Apr 19, 2010 01:45 AM