Monday, November 14, 2005

And away we go...

Wading into the blogging fray. Not sure how I feel about the title. Too cutsey? Cliched? Lame? I'm not real good at titles, but I wanted to come up with something that gave a clue as to what this blog is about. You can view my profile for more info on me, no need to repeat, but I plan to spend most of my time discussing writing and reading. Specifically writing and reading romances, because that's what I spend most of my time reading. More specifically paranormal romances. I am a paranormal junkie (and I wasn't even a Goth! But my best friend was). Movies, TV, books, I will try them all. But I hadn't really read romance since high school, when I would steal my mom's--more on that some other time. Then one day at work in the fall of 2003, I was looking at one of the review journals, and there was this whole column on paranormal romance. Since there's nothing I love more than a tortured anti-hero in need of redemption, what could freaking be better than a supernatural,torturedl anti-hero. And whee, Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon was in the library, and that night a love affair was born. Now I've branched out a bit, but I always find myself reading paranormals complusively, even when they suck. Even when they suck, I kinda like them too. But as a former English major and aspiring writer (again, more on that some other time), I tend to read very critically. And I don't know anyone else who reads this stuff. Thus this will be the place for my snark, rants, and yes, the love. Because romance blogs are the first place where I've come across some really good, intelligent, funny commentary on romance. Gotta love the love!