Thursday, 3 December 2009

Aw Nuts!

I read romance novels every once in a while. Usually on a beach during the summer, admittedly, but last month, after a trip to the used book store (Hello, my name's Victoria and I have an addiction to books.) (Hi Victoria) I decided to read a romance to give my brain a mini-holiday.

Man oh man, did it ever fit all my "cheesy romance novel" stereotypes. I'm not exaggerating when I say I rolled my eyes while reading the first chapter.

I really did.

Actually.

Literally.

And for the majority of the book I was groaning at the clich├ęs and formulaic writing and how it all just worked out the way I knew it would and how it reminded me of what I used to think love was like and how I still secretly wish I could find a hunky hunky dream of a man who'd fall for me at first glance, but MAN was this book even cheesy.

But now that I'm done the book and the eye-rolling has ceased and it all worked out happily (just like I knew it would) I find myself missing the characters and wishing I was still reading it.

Go figure.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Dominic said...

Know the last book I read that caused me to roll my eyes at all the unoriginal ideas and recycled cliches?

"Twilight"

Apparently, mediocrity is no longer a barrier to success.

Thursday, December 03, 2009 11:01:00 am  
Blogger Ms Behaviour said...

OMG I can't believe Dominic actually read Twilight! I almost bought it the other day then realized that I didn't want to spend the money. I thought, "no I'll get it at the library instead". But I don't think I can put up with the humiliation. You know what though? The book might be mediocre but, judging from the parts I've seen, the moovie is terrible!

Victoria, romance novels are just girl porn. So it's okay :)

Thursday, December 03, 2009 4:44:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

Dominic, I liked Twilight, but I think I knew what I was getting into.

Ms B, girl porn? Sweet! :)

Thursday, December 03, 2009 7:06:00 pm  
Blogger JessC said...

Ahh, yes. Romance novels! I take mine in doses, like the summer as your described because cliches aside, I end up wishing for that hunky hunky man too. Just like Disney movie princes, those damn romance novels set the bar so high!

Saturday, December 05, 2009 12:42:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

They totally do Jess!

Saturday, December 05, 2009 5:05:00 pm  
Blogger Wednesday said...

i am assuming you haven't seen twilight? it's cheese fest.

Monday, December 07, 2009 4:07:00 am  
Blogger Victoria said...

Oh, no, I have :)

Monday, December 07, 2009 5:26:00 pm  

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