Category: Discussions

A New Appreciation for Romance Novellas

A New Appreciation for Romance Novellas

Novellas are a funny thing. They are more popular than ever these days, since ebooks have become so popular. But they are tricky to pull off. I know some readers who refuse to read them, and that’s understandable. Rarely are novellas total home runs; it’s hard for that emotional connection […]

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Romance Novel Elements I LOVE

Romance Novel Elements I LOVE

I recently put together a post of romance novel elements that I’m sick of. Today I want to share elements that I love seeing in romance novels. Nice Guy Heroes Lately, I’ve not had any patience for jerk heroes. I want a nice guy. A sexy, strong guy, who is even […]

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Romance Novel Elements I’m Sick Of

Romance Novel Elements I’m Sick Of

I love romance novels. They are my favorite books to read, and I cannot get enough of them. But, even so, there are elements that seem to pop up a lot in romance novels, that are making me a bit eye-rolly. These aren’t necessarily dealbreakers, but whenever I see them […]

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I’m Holding Out for a Hero

I’m Holding Out for a Hero

I LOVE romance novels. Love them! It’s my most favorite genre ever. I’ve talked about how much I love contemporary romance, and my very special fondness for historical romance. Those are my two favorite subgenres of Romance, but I like romantic suspense, YA romance, and I will even, upon occasion, […]

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My Love for Contemporary Romance

My Love for Contemporary Romance

Back in April, I participated in Historical Romance 101 (which was such an awesome experience!). During that month I talked about how much I love historical romance novels, and how my favorite romances are almost always historical. And that’s true. There is nothing like Tessa Dare, Julia Quinn or Julie […]

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Reader Anxiety

Reader Anxiety

I’m an anxious person. A complete worrier. If I’m not worrying about something, I find something to worry about. I joke about it all the time. But, truthfully, being prone to anxiety, even mild anxiety, isn’t really fun. It doesn’t take much for me to get stressed, and it makes […]

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Tastes Change

Tastes Change

When I first started Quinn’s Book Nook three years ago, I was all about the YA books. It was all I wanted to read, and for the most part it was all I read for a couple years. But my reading tastes weren’t always centered on young adult literature. In […]

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My Catch-All 3 Star Rating

My Catch-All 3 Star Rating

Today I just want to talk about something I’ve been thinking about.  It’s not really a discussion, just something that’s been on my mind. I personally really like giving the books I read a star-rating.  I know that there are issues, such as each person has a different meaning for […]

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My Blogging Planner

My Blogging Planner

I love organization.  And although there are many disorganized parts of my life, having a general plan is something that I really love.  It helps me be more productive, and keeps me focused.  A huge part of 2014 I was attempting to find a planner for my blog. I tried […]

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The TBR Tag

The TBR Tag

I’ve seen so many book bloggers participating in the To Be Read Tag, and I’ve really wanted to participate myself. I was sort of trying to get my Goodreads shelves in order before I participated, but that seemed silly, because I should share how things are now! The TBR Tag […]

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