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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Good Romance Books   Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:52 am

o.o do you know any good romance books?
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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Good Romance Books   Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:12 am

Kris wrote:

If you're talking about books with romance more central to it....
Twilight is popular
Go to the Teens section of the bookstore and find a book with a dark cover (there's a high chance it'll be about a forbidden love)


Some classics with romance
Pride and Prejudice
Sense and Sensibility
Little Women (or any book by Jane Austen)

Hmmm, didn't really like the Twilight series. Already read those classics Dx, any other good ones you suggest?
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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Good Romance Books   Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:20 am

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Hmmm, didn't really like the Twilight series. Already read those classics Dx, any other good ones you suggest?

For classics, other than checking out the Barnes and Nobles classics, there are also books like Gone with the Wind, War and Peace, the Yearling (by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings), Catch 22....


For Barnes and Noble Classics, check their list of classics

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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Good Romance Books   Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:53 pm

Kris wrote:
For classics, other than checking out the Barnes and Nobles classics, there are also books like Gone with the Wind, War and Peace, the Yearling (by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings), Catch 22....


For Barnes and Noble Classics, check their list of classics


Hmmm I've read Gone with the Wind, no the other three. Thanks i'll check them out ^^
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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Good Romance Books   Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:12 pm

No problem. Hope you enjoy them!

If there's any particular genre of classics you enjoy, I can name others!

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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Good Romance Books   Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:03 am

Kris wrote:


For classics, other than checking out the Barnes and Nobles classics, there are also books like Gone with the Wind, War and Peace, the Yearling (by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings), Catch 22....


For Barnes and Noble Classics, check their list of classics
Girl, he was asking for romance classics. The Yearling has zero romance, and Catch 22 is dark. But hey, they're still great reads.
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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Good Romance Books   Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:36 pm

Even if you just want a romance story, a more modern-day story is Dairy Queen and then The Off Season, by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Good Romance Books   Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:10 am

WELL SORRY FOR GOING OFF ON A TANGENT, MIZU =P

Hmmm..... well, there's also Agnes Grey, Anna Karenina, The Awakening (loved that), The Count of Monte Cristo (good book, mostly about getting revenge...), Cyrano de Bergerac, Daniel Deronda, David Copperfield, Emma, Ethan Frome, The House of Mirth (sad, a bit pointless, but good...), The Hunchbakc of Notre Dame, Ivanhoe, The Last of the Mohicans, Les Miserables, Mansfield Park, Middlemarch, My Antonia (loved it), The Phantom of the Opera, The Scarlet Letter (who hasn't heard of that?), The Secret Garden (really a story about a girl, but I just had to include it), A Tale of Two Cities, Wuthering Heights (just beautiful, loved it).


That good enough for you, Mizu? =P

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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Good Romance Books   Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:09 pm

ok, Scarlet Letter is hardly a romance story, there is nothing really discussed between Hester and Rev. Dimmesdale, so.... boring. However, House of the Spirits is definitely a romance!

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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Good Romance Books   Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:47 pm

The Scarlet Letter is still a romance... it's just the after part. And it's a wonderful novel. The language is just advanced for high school students who haven't read many classics with that language. Dimmesdale is the static character. He doesn't change. The focus is on Hester and Pearl.

House of Spirits is a romance, but it isn't one of the "classics." I was naming classics. To be honest, I really didn't like it. It had too many erotic scenes.

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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Good Romance Books   Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:27 pm

Yes, it had many erotic scenes, but still, its a romance.

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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Good Romance Books   Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:57 pm

I know. I was only naming classics because that was the topic I was on.

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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Good Romance Books   Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:53 pm

Well, move off of classics: Wicked, A Company of Swans, The Reluctant Heiress, Stardust, Dear John, etc.

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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Good Romance Books   Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:33 pm

I'm just saying that I was talking about classics back there...


Romance really isn't my genre. That's why classics came to mind first. That's where I've read most of the romance literature that I have.


Anne of Green Gables- the series
Emily of New Moon- the series
The Blue Castle
... in short... all of L.M. Montgomery's books have a bit of romance. They're about girls growing up, after all.

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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Good Romance Books   Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:54 am

Lets face it though, most romance novels are basically the same story just with different details.

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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Good Romance Books   Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:55 pm

The reason Twilight is a fail for many readers is because romance is central to the plot. I like stories where romance is a development, not the story in full.

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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Good Romance Books   Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:33 pm

I agree, occasionally a book where love is the main plot is ok, as long as its not dragged on too long.

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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Good Romance Books   Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:09 am

I guess =/

I'm more into action with love as a side plot if there's love at all. The Host, for example, was actually good.

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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Good Romance Books   Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:46 pm

I haven't read the Host, is it by Stephanie Meyer?

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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Good Romance Books   Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:42 pm

It is, Ruth.

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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Good Romance Books   Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:49 pm

I must read House of Spirits Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Good Romance Books   Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:10 pm

Well, I've already posted a review of A Company of Swans, and I'm going to post one soon about The Reluctant Heiress, so you can decide if you'd like to read any of them.

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