Banned Books Week Day 5: Judy Blume

“I went to a couple of places two years ago and I got seven hundred and something hate-mail warnings – ‘We know where you are going to be and we’ll be there waiting for you’, that sort of thing,” says Blume.

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The Original Bodice-Ripper and the Emergence of the Romance Novel

Recently I read an article on NPR entitled Happily Ever After: 100 Swoon-Worthy Romances.  Apparently NPR had taken a poll of readers to discover what romance novels would rank in the top 100.  They had to close the poll early because the response was overwhelming.  Everybody had an opinion. On the list was some of … Continue reading The Original Bodice-Ripper and the Emergence of the Romance Novel

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Quips and Quotes Friday – May 25, 2012

It’s Quips and Quotes Friday!   Normally I try to bring you several quips and quotes to get you through the weekend, but the one I have for you today simply has to stand alone.  Once you’ve read it, you’ll realize that nothing can or should follow it! Let’s Not Talk About S-E-X Earlier this … Continue reading Quips and Quotes Friday – May 25, 2012

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