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What is Real?

I saw a meme the other day on social media. The background was a picture of bookshelves stuffed to the brim…a bibliophile’s dream. The words were, “When was the last time you read a “real” book? That stopped my newsfeed strolling in its track. What did that mean…a real book?

One could say, they meant a book not on a reading devices, but does that discredit a book from being real? It is the same story if you reading on your favorite reader, or if you hold a physical copy with paper pages to turn. The effort in producing that book is the same. The manner in which it is read is entirely up to the reader.

I’ve also heard people imply that romance isn’t a real book. I so totally do NOT understand that thinking. I don’t think the book snobs know how much research we romance authors go through. For example, historical romance writers have to research the time period they are writing in and if they have any real historical people mentioned in their book, they may have to do a little research on them. Fantasy and paranormal romance writers have to research the mythical characters they write about. These are just a couple of examples…I am sure there are things writers in other sub-genre categories that are umbrellaed under romance, like weaponry, fighting techniques, medical and law enforcement procedures…the list is long. And trust me when I say, writing those more intimate portions of a romance book is no walk in the park.

I guess, what I am getting at is, just because you do not enjoy a genre doesn’t mean you get to discount the talent, imagination, or the medium that author chooses to publish their book in, and deserve the respect.

What do you think the question, ‘When is the last time you read a REAL book?’ means?

Until next week…Happy Reading!




Friday’s pound of F, F & Flesh


58514_10151376652723173_223951946_nThe struggle is real.

I’m loosely working on SMCiM & finding that part of my brain is really not in it…I’m still in Maggie’s story working on the next pieces and how Lock & Key comes together. I find it intrinsically amusing as the stories are all inter-related. So I think I’m going to bask in the sun for a spell and see if I can separate the pieces and make the stories stand where they need to be. Taking some time to keep the ‘eagle eyes’ open for opportunities…or the Raven eyes as it were.  🙂

Meanwhile, I hear we are getting ready to announce a new author…neener, neener…I know who it is and you should be excited!!  So, for the crew at Eclectic Bard- Welcome aboard to the new author…can’t wait to read ya!