Saturday, June 7, 2003

The unthinkable has happened.

My younger sister has read a trashy romance novel.

My younger sister who reads Ayn Rand and Lady Chatterley's Lover - for fun.

And boy did she pick a doozy. My sister decided to read Bliss River by Thea Devine.

I have a major weakness for Devine - but even I admit her books have no redeemable qualities to them whatsoever. I read them for the camp factor - and of course the naughtiness. Think of her books like Melrose Place (or any other Aaron Spelling soap) with more naked people and you'll have a vague idea what her writing is like.

Naturally I had to offer some sisterly advice to Sheri on what books to try and which ones to avoid like the plague. Romance-erotica is a potential disaster zone for an inexperienced romance reader.

Now all I have to do is convince her that there is such a thing as good writing, strong characters, and interesting plots in romance novels.

This is going to take a lot of persuasion and work on my part....

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