Wednesday, March 7, 2007
FAB - The Many Faces of Romance Week
Will you just take a look at those covers? Aren't they different? But aren't they both captivating? It just depends on my mood, as to which one I find more appealing at any given moment. Basically, that's a lot like the books I read.
Most of you know that Dee is the one that likes the para stuff, while I tend to lean more towards women's fiction or historicals. I thought about talking through the whole genre issue, then thought - "WTF?". We're talking about BOOKS here, aren't we? Things that you read? Wonderful tools used to escape a sometimes boring, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes wonderful, life. Our readers are intelligent enough to understand that not every single book that either one of us reviews is going to appeal to every single person that reads this site. And that's OK.
We each bring something different to our reviews, and that's evident in the books that we choose, isn't it? Yes, we have some authors that we both can't wait to read. You've seen when that happens, and it's fun for both of us. Crusie, Foster and Phillips jump immediately to mind. We love when we get to do a Dual/Duel review, but that happens very rarely. The reason for that is because we both enjoy different kinds of books, and in order to Duel, we have to both read the book. There are also authors that one of us loves and the other one - ummm, not so much. You saw that last Christmas, remember?
The point I'm trying to make is that we love books. We love all sorts of books. We love books from many different genres with many different labels. We won't restrict our reviews to a certain type of book, or a certain type of author, because that wouldn't be fair to you, or to us. We just hope that you will enjoy our journey, and maybe even try a few of the authors that are beyond your normal scope. I've tried lots of new authors after some of Dee's reviews, and I know she's also tried some new ones after mine. Maybe the light green cover with the toad appeals to you. Maybe you like the darker one with the bare chested warrior. Without going all cliche about not judging a book by its cover (which, come ON, how the heck else are you supposed to choose a book that you haven't read?), I want you to know that each of these books is going to be great for different readers. If you're adventurous, you'll try them both. And we want to hear about it when you do!
Keep turning those pages!
PS- Send Dee some "get well" vibes. She's down hard with what sounds like strep. (((Poor Baby))) her to death in the comments, will ya? And don't you dare forget to enter the CONTEST. Remember, it's as easy as copying a cover and a BCC (your choice which one, double points for BOTH!!), and putting them up on your blog, then linking back here (and you have to come back here and tell us you did it, or we won't know!). OR, if you don't have a blog, post the BCC and a link to us on your favorite forum or group (again, come tell us where it is!). Awesome prize for the winner!