Thursday, June 30, 2011
What's Belle Reading?
So, one of my mentors at school was a fellow English major in undergrad as well. We both share a fond love of reading.
As school came to close, we gave each other a few books on loan. I gave her Water for Elephants, and Soulless.
She in return, gave me two romance novels. Okay, I've never really delved into the romance genre. I remember as a kid always seeing those "risque" Harlequin romance covers in the book section and of course, my mother would scurry me along to avoid said covers. I always figured it was trash that is until I read the book by Julia Quinn. I just finished the second book in the Bridgerton series and am quite enjoying this summer guilty pleasure. Am I gaining any scholarly knowledge? nah. not one bit. However, they are quick, easy reads especially if you like Austen or Bronte. I find that Quinn is kind of like a modern Jane Austen.