Link: The Radical Joy of Romance Novels by Maya Rodale

In her Substack blog, bestselling author Maya Rodale writes about the joy romance brings to her life.

In her Substack blog, bestselling author Maya Rodale writes about the joy romance brings to her life.

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The Radical Joy of Romance Novels

I was afraid romance novels would take over my life. And they did.

I used to be afraid that if I started reading romance novels I would love it so much and be ruined for all other books (especially the hard and important ones I read for school, where all the female characters died in the end). I knew romances would be fun and as a result, they would be addicting. I imagined myself a hoarder of books in an NYC studio apartment, stuffed from floor to ceiling with mass-market paperbacks (I am “reading before kindle” years old), leaving no room for friends or family. There goes my life. Sad! 

This sort of did happen. 

And it has been glorious.

READ MORE at XO Romance: The radical joy of romance novels.

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Author: Jacqueline Diaz

Old-School, retro, and vintage romance reads are my jam, baby! The good, the bad, the cheesy, and the sleazy! I have no shame about it; I love ’em! An auto-didact, amateur historian, and reader of romance novels since 1990, I hope to offer a unique perspective on the genre. As a blogger, you may know me by several names; here, I’m Jacqueline Diaz. I’m also the aspiring author of two works-in-progress, historical romances, The Savage Noble and What She Says with Her Eyes, which hopefully will be released in 2023.

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