Thursday, January 26, 2012

Follow Friday

I avoid romance literature that features scantily clad men and women on horseback. When I read something, I want to learn or imagine a new world. Romance literature would do nothing but create a massive headache from all the eye rolling I would do while reading.

36 comments:

  1. LoL! same! I hate romance too.
    High 5!

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  2. I will admit that I have indulged in a few mindless romance novels in my life but many less now that I have my blog. I could not imagine writing a full review on one of them?

    Shanan
    http://thebookaddictnet.blogspot.com/2012/01/follow-friday-11.html

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  3. Oh my goodness I love your answer! I do enjoy the occasional paranormal romance, however when I see a shirtless cowboy, or a strategically placed horse, on the cover I tend to keep looking!

    Thanks for visiting my blog, I am now following you bacn and looking forward to reading more from you! :)

    Boonnie @ www.handsandhome.ca

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  4. I feel the same way! Following back. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    PS- I replied to your comment on my post about my job :)

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  5. Lol. I can understand why some people hate romance novels. I actually love romance novels, but I tend to read them only in the young adult and paranormal genres, which aren't that bad to stomach.

    Thanks for stopping by and am now a follow of yours too,

    Livin' Life Through Books

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  6. I actually love romance but not the sappy ones! Thank you for stopping by my blog! :)

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  7. I know how you feel, I can only deal with romance in the paranormal genre. And in small amounts. New follower :)
    My Friday hops

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  8. Hmm I can't imagine that. I read a lot of romances but barely any scantily clad, unless you consider scots?

    My FF

    Ning

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  9. haha, great answer.
    New blog follower! Follow me back at http://BooksandSparkles.Blogspot.com and check out my FF!

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  10. I read a romance book here and there, but I don't make it a habit.

    Happy reading and Happy Friday!

    Amber
    The Musings of ALMYBNENR

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  11. I love romance novels, but it has to have "paranormal" in it. lol!
    New follower!


    MY FF

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  12. I LOVE ROMANCE!! But we can't all love the same things. *sigh* :)

    ~Jess @ Gone with the Words | My TGIF/FF post!
    (If you followed my blog via GFC you will no longer be able to get my feed via GFC or Blogger and I would be sad to lose you as a follower! Click HERE to follow my new feed! THANK YOU!)

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  13. I love romance. Some are admittedly as shallow as you described, but certainly not all. To each his own! Reading to Penguins

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  14. I love romance novels. Especially the ones with scantily clad people on horseback. Different strokes :) New follower.

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  15. Hopping through. I've started getting a little into romance. I don't mind it if there's a good plot to go along with it.
    My Hop

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  16. Same here. :D Thanks for visiting.

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  17. I'm a big romance reader.. as long as it doesn't involve eye rolling. Explains all the rants on my blog, I suppose. *gnn*

    Happy Friday!

    Patricia

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  18. yes! i mean how cliche, every single book is the exact same! I just don't read those all together, that's why I'm liking dystopians nowadays, they've got a story and a romance which is awesome :D

    - juhina

    follower!

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  19. I don't go for romance either. I like the little bit that's incorporated into the books I read. But never full on romance books.

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  20. I admit I'm a sucker for romance. Cliches and eye rolling will definitely turn me off from a particular romance book, but I could always do with a little heart melting.

    New Follower!
    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves
    My FF

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  21. Best to avoid any books that make your eyes roll so much your head hurts! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great weekend!

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  22. I agree about romance books. I like reading books that have a romantic element to them, but not pure romance.


    Thanks for stopping by my blog. =)


    Megan @ Between the Lines

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  23. Too bad I love romance book but some bodice rippers annoy the hell out of me too.Thanx for stopping by.

    New follower.
    Samina - Escapism Fanatic
    http://escapismfromreality.blogspot.com

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    1. Not one for Romance novels, enjoyed your answer.

      http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/01/follow-friday_27.html

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  24. Good answer! I feel a lot of romance novels only exist for the sex and the actual story of the characters is flat. Happy reading :) Check out my FF:

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

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  25. lol your answer made me laugh ,how true is that , with the way things are described it's laughable. old follower http://totallybookedsolid.blogspot.com/2012/01/follow-friday_27.html

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  26. Hi! I'm a new follower!!! I can't wait to read more on your blog!!!! :)

    Haha your answer made me laugh! :)
    I like romance literature, but it can only be so mushy gushy for me to actually enjoy it :P

    http://jbkantt.blogspot.com/2012/01/follow-me-friday-my-first-one.html

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  27. I may be a sucker for romance, but some books go wayyy over the top! haha

    thanks for stopping by my blog! New follower as well! :)

    Dominique
    The Book Vault

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  28. Hello, new follower.. love your comment.. hate to get into what I think might be a good read only to start reading all that mushy stuff..

    http://breathoflifebookreviews.blogspot.com/

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  29. Some romance are good, some are just meh.

    New follower!

    My FF

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  30. That was my primary answer as well. I can't do romance novels. I can do romance as sort of a subtext of a much larger story, but I hate when books focus on the romance and not an actual plot.

    Old follower!

    Leslie
    Working for the Mandroid - Follow Friday

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  31. Hi, just stopping by from the FF. I'm a new follower. I don't like to read horror books, I'm just not into getting scared all that much. I like romance if it's well written, but not the kind of romance you describe lol (:

    Have a great weekend!!


    My FF: Book Nerds are Pretty Too

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  32. lol, I agree! Those books don't interest me either! and I yawn at autobiographies :)

    My FF: http://bumblesandefairytales.blogspot.com/2012/01/another-feature-and-follow.html

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  33. I don't mind romance books, but definitely not the ones with scantily clad people and horses on the front! Real ones with substance and a storyline are great, but when it's written just for gritty response or just to be sappy contrived words, it's terrible.

    Old follower, but stopping by from FF :)
    Ashley

    My FF

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  34. That last bit made me laugh :D thanks for stopping by my blog btw :)
    New follower :)

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