Blue Falcon’s Romance Journey
In a recent post, Jacqueline asked, “The Hero, the Heroine, or the Love Story?” querying about what people read romance novels for. I answered in the comments section, but I also felt like I wanted to elaborate a bit more. Hence, this post.
I read romance novels for all the reasons Jacqueline stated, plus these other reasons:
I Read to Escape the World
I work in human services, working with people with extensive trauma histories and helping them find their way back to more solid ground. It’s a very emotional job and I need to find a counterbalance to that. Reading is that counterbalance.
I Read for Entertainment
Reading, for me, has always been an enjoyable pastime, and it remains one to this day.
I Read to Learn
People who scoff at romance novels say you can’t learn anything from them. I strongly disagree. I have learned many things from romance novels; I have learned how to be a better, kinder, smarter person from reading these books. I’ve also learned what NOT to do, thanks to the many crappy heroes in the books I’ve read. Thanks, guys.
I Read to Experience New Things
I’ve not traveled much in my life, due in part to many things, one of which is a fear of heights. In books, I’ve traveled from Abilene to Zimbabwe and every place in between.
I Believe in Love
I’m not a believer in Happily Ever After, but I do strongly believe that loving someone and being loved in return is one of the greatest things a person can have in the world.
What are the reasons you read romance novels?
By Blue Falcon