Friday, February 16, 2007

MEME: Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday

  1. Love stories? Yes or No? I like a love story, but not all the time. And it has to be good; I don't like very many tragic love stories. Romeo and Juliet? no. Anne and Gilbert? a thousand times yes. Heathcliff and Cathy? no. Bridget and Mark Darcy? yes, indeed ( oh dear, I must confess to only recently reading Pride and Prejudice, so recently that I haven't been immersed in their love story. I have the Colin Firth love going, but not the original Mark Darcy. I do plan to read P&P again, because I hate to be left out of a cultural phenomenom.)
  2. If yes, "romances" as a genre? Or just, well, stories that have love stories? (Nobody's going to call "Pride & Prejudice" a "romance," right?) I don't think I've ever read a Harlequin romance, or romance story per se. But I adore the love stories in the books mentioned: Anne of Green Gables and Bridget Jones. And books like Clan of the Cave Bear, or Outlander with Clare and Jamie have a love story that I have to keep reading. To summarize: No to romances as a genre, yes to stories with love stories. I think I will have to make a list of books with my favorite love stories in it because I haven't put enough thought into love stories and I know there are more that I want to remember.


  1. You and I agree on this one! I had forgotten about Outlander...YES, great love story immersed within historical fiction (as I remember, that book and series was originally sold and shelved in the Romance section of the bookstores!).

    I also went over to your other adventures in reading site and left a comment under your classics challenge! :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  2. I just finished Wuthering Heights and thought it was a weird twisted love story. So agree with you there! Back to my next Anne and Gilbert story...


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