Does anyone still read romance novel?

@SexyMhei (153)
Philippines
January 30, 2007 10:46pm CST
Recently, most of the discussions about books is the harry potter genre. I wonder if there are still somebody out there who still enjoy a good romance novel. By the way, those who are reading romance, when did you start reading it, and when did you start to lose interest on it. Honestly, I still love romance novels, specially those historical ones. How about yoy? Do you still read romance? What was the last romance novel you have read?
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@SK401001 (934)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I don't really care for Romance novels, but when the movie Pride and Prejudice came out, I ended up getting the book and read it. Which is a romance and I have to admit it was pretty good, I do read some werewolf books that were considered romance. (your guess is as good as mine why they consider that romance) but they were pretty good as well.
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@Wanderlaugh (1624)
• Australia
1 Feb 07
I'm a writer. I don't read too many romances because they seem to be all "shopping list" stories, scenes, and melodramatics. I have a few romances in my books, but I try to make them fun, and not just going through the motions of being "romantic".
@SexyMhei (153)
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
You're a true blue writer? Amazing! I never had a friend who really writes as their profession. May I know some of the title of the novels you've written, those romantic ones, I would like to check them out. You seem interesting, can I add you in my friends list?
@katweena (84)
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
I haven't read a romance novel in my life. I just don't find them interesting at all. I think that people nowadays appreciate sci-fci, fantasy novels, the kind that Dan BRown and other authors write.
@SexyMhei (153)
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
People have different taste even for the books they read. Thanks for letting me know. Enjoy reading.
@jhrcsr (349)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I do. I read between 3 and 5 books per week. I can read pretty fast, but I enjoy the romance genre. My favorite series is by Diana Gabaldon. She wrote Outlander and it's sequils. They were awesome! I read a lot of Nora Roberts/JD Robb, Debbie Macomber and Danielle Steel.
@SexyMhei (153)
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
When I was younger I read as fast as you do, but now I could only read for atleast an hour each day, so I finished a novel in about 3 to 4 days. I love Danielle Steel too. Thanks for responding
• United States
31 Jan 07
I still love a good romance novel. Although I will say that romance novels have changed a great deal and I now find myself addicted to a different kind of romance novels. These include the dark series by Christine Feehan, the DarkHunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon, and the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward. I still love historical romances and love Johanna Lindsey and Eloisa James... I just finished Beyone the Highland Mist by Karen Maried Moning! It was fantastic!
@SexyMhei (153)
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
I'm glad there are still romance novels lovers out there like me, I thought many have turned their attention to the scifi and forgot the old romance. I think I haven't read those books you have mentioned, I'll check them out. I just finished reading "The Heiress" the third book of the Bride Quest series by Claire Delacroix. Check it out, it's really fantastic, it's like falling in love again.Thanks for responding!
@joy358 (491)
• Philippines
10 Mar 07
I'm an avid reader, I read almost everything I could get my hands on. But mostly though I read romance novels, in fact my book collection is composed mostly of romantic books. Be it historical, paranormal, contemporary or classics. I love reading romance novels because it mostly have happy endings thus every book leaves me with a smile on my face and makes me dream of my own happy ending. Among my favorites are books by Johanna Lindsey, Linda Howard, Jude Deveraux, Julie Garwood, Teresa Medeiros, Judith McNaught and Lisa Kleypas.
• Canada
24 Feb 07
I still read romance novels .I started reading them early on in high school. I have never lost interest , and am always buying new books to read . I like both contemporary and historical romances and I prefer that they be inspiration . I like to buy my books at http://wwww.bookcloseouts.com . They are so inexpensive that I can afford to buy books more often . I am currently reading an historical novel about a Mothers' wedding dress .
• Malaysia
24 Feb 07
I still do. I started reading romance when i was 16 years old. I never lost interest in it because although i read other genres, romance novels are still the only kind of books that can make me laugh, cry and feel good all at the same time!The first romance novel i read was by Judith McNaught. She's one of my favourite authors.I also enjoy books by Diana Palmer, Julie Garwood, Amanda Quick and many more.The last book i've read was Slowburn by Julie Garwood, another wonderful author. Her historical ones are a joy to read.
@sweetrala (1440)
• Philippines
4 Feb 07
Judith McNaught - author
Yes, I still read romance novels.My favorite author is Judith McNaught.I think she's amazing and really captures emotions well in her writings.I started reading it when i was in high school.Some authors i like are Nora Roberts, Kat Martin, Elaine Coffman and Susan Elizabeth Philipps. I looke forward to thier works.
• United States
4 Feb 07
I love to read romance novels. I got started reading them when I was 13 or 14, I just progressed from the young adult to romance. No matter what else i'm reading, I always go back to my favorite authors. I love to read Nora Roberts, Linda Howard, Diana Palmer and Debbie Macomber. There's nothing better than finding a writer you like and sticking with her, even though occassionally a book or two aren't to your liking. Whose your favorite author?
• United States
4 Feb 07
I still read romance from time to time. It needs to grab my attention. So Many of Christine Feehans and Sherilyn Kenyon stories I've read. Love the supernatural and spitefull god background stories. My current series I've read is more of a novel than a romance but In some parts on it you wouldn't think it it about espionge and saving a kingdom. Its suspence, romance, religious to a point, political and some of the best writing I've read. If you've read any of Jacquline Carey's work you would understand. Her first book Kushiel's Dart starts a little slow but just whetts you appitite for more and you can't put the book down. It is a bit on the graphic side with S&M but it gives you insite to the main characters.
@kaplya (1578)
• India
2 Feb 07
i enjoy to read romantic novels whether they r classic or a Mills and Boons one.;) though i find that classic romance novels express the love deeply than the modern novel.i have still not lost my interest. i started to learn them when i was just 13 or 14 & i m still enjoying to read them!:)the last romance novel i read was Emma by Jane Austin.and my all time favorite is The Far Pavillion by M.M. Kaye.
• United States
2 Feb 07
I will admit, I still enjoy a good romance novel sometimes. I don't know why, but I just love them!
@trinihd (996)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I used to read any kind of romance I could find when I graduated high school, before I went back for more torture! lol And now, ... I guess you could say that I still read historical romances although I do not read a lot because I only read the ones by Georgette Heyer. I started reading her books a few years ago when a co-worker loaned me her very fragile copy of "Devil's Cub" claiming it was one of her favorite books, if not the favorite book of all time. I thoroughly enjoyed that one and have since read a few others by GH and enjoyed each one. I have not read or don't remember reading any other historical romances though. I sometimes get the urge to read a regular romance novel, but if I do, I just look for a shipper "Pretender" fanfiction online (www.missing-pieces.org is usually where I go) and that usually satisfies the urge. By the way, the same friend who loves Georgette Heyer is a fanatic of the Harry Potter series as well, she claims that Rowling is a better writer that J.R.R. Tolkien! lol But I guess that discussion probably belongs in another topic thread!
@mr_ilham (1611)
• Indonesia
1 Feb 07
sometimes but right now i am busy so just if have empty time thank you
@vetsmom_rgv (1083)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Oh hell yah!! I still read them. I started reading them thanks to my aunt. She loves to read too. and use to be a libarian, so she bought lots of used books. when I was 13 or 14 i saw that she had took a lot of them to my grandmas to have a garage sale and just picked a few up a couple months or so! Hooked ever since. I love the old classics too! The last one i read was a modern one called surving shelia's passion.
@crystal8577 (1470)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I mainly only read romance novels. I started when I was 20 & living in Germany. There were only so many books at the small library on base. So I have been reading them for 9 years now. I am currently reading "Sam's Letters to Jennifer" by James Patterson right now. It is really good.
• United States
1 Feb 07
I know a lot of people who read romance novels, but they've taken on the sci-fi/fantasy world of romance--love with vampires, werewolves, ghost hunters, etc. I think a lot of the new chick lit is just hyped up romance too.