Saturday, October 17, 2009

Saturday Escapes

In keeping with yesterday’s book-themed post, I thought I would share one of my favourite book blogs today. It is no secret that I am a fan of “trashy” romances. Hubby even let’s me have a special bookshelf for my collection – in a room where our guests will never see them and accidentally mistake them for his. I’ve spent many hours with Lynn Kurland, Julia Quinn, JR Ward, and others over the years and re-reading their greatest hits never fails to lighten my spirit.

The website “Smart Bitches, Trashy Books” personifies the new image of the romance reader: intelligent, educated women who understand that romance does not equal “chick porn” and that books authored by Kenyon, Moning, and Dodd are just as worthy of praise (and the occasional bit of derision) as the classics by Dumas, Brontë, or Austen. If you ever wanted to learn about why some heroines are TSTL (too stupid to live), why one in five books purchased every day are romances, or if you’re the only person who secretly wants to marry the Alpha male from your last book, then look no further than these Smart Bitches.

Given today’s subject matter I think the photo I took of this statue at Prague Castle is self-explanatory.

Smart Bitches, Trashy Books is this week’s Saturday Escape!

17 comments:

Nicole said...

Sorry, can't type anything...am still giggling at the title of the blog.... love that statue too :)

Connie said...

I think reading should be like food - you need a well-balanced diet for proper mental nutrition.

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Yep, the part that is touched the most gets shinny... -Jayne

LadyFi said...

Must go over there and read more!

Gaston Studio said...

I don't read romance novels, trashy or otherwise, but that's just me. I used to think my daughter was crazy (and she has a genius level IQ!) but she said to me: "There's enough craap going on in the world, I want to KNOW the ending of the book I'm reading will be good!"
I still don't quite "get it" but to each his and her own.

Anonymous said...

I realize that you may have all "those" books on your kindle now, but what about all those you left at home? :) Of course, there are lots of "those" Sci-fi books of your brother's here too.
merthyrmum

Protege said...

I love romance novels and I think those that are well written are wonderful reality escapes;) I have to visit that site.;)
Funny, I have been to Prague castles numerous times but I seem not to remember that statue at all.;)) How in the world could I have missed it?:P
Have a wonderful weekend.;)
xo

Suburban Princess said...

Hi there! I just found your blog and I am looking forward to reading more!

Yaya said...

I'm a sucker for romance too.

Multiple personalities.. said...

Happy Saturday Sharefest to you too! I myself am a lover of Romance novels. I actually like all sorts of literature, but sometimes there's nothing like a good romance novel to escape to. I'm definitely gonna be checking out Smart Bitches! Thanks for sharing!

Melissa B. said...

Sounds like a site for moi...I'm always up for a hot read!

Cheryl said...

Oh my god, I LOVE THIS WEBSITE
i have it bookmarked in my favorites!!

Jennifer said...

Hello. My name is Jennifer, and I am a trashy book-aholic. My MOM was the one to get me hooked on these books in high school, and it's been my skeleton in the closet since. And now, here you are showing your colors and I want to join the ranks! LOL! I will be heading over to that site now... I need a support group. ;-)

julie said...

Ahem... calling bullshit (or at least a stretch) on the Austen comparison lover (and you know it)...having said that… two words: VAMPIRE PORN! Ahahahahahahah! I will serve the Brotherhood any day…on many levels

the ungourmet said...

I haven't read a romance novel in quite some time. Maybe that's what's been missing!

I'll have to check this out. Thanks! :D

Jeve (aka John and Steve) said...

Love that site. Camp factor in check.

Miss Footloose said...

Cairo TypO,

Smart Bitches, Trashy Books is a great site ... for readers ;) You can bet I won't send my books there for review ===:{ but if you email me with an address I'll send you a couple of my Harlequin romances. Hey, you like my blog stories, so maybe you like my books!

Miss Footloose
www.lifeintheexpatlane.blogspot.com
Tales of the Globetrotting Life