Romance Archives

Cyrano de Bergerac : How do I love thee? Let me count the ways – Part One

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching… What to do, what to say? Love is so complex! In this age of Twitter, texting and ‘time poverty’ our capacity to communicate complicated feelings is in dangerous decline. Sure, we can speak in short imbecilic bursts –  we can rant, we can reiterate, repeat and Retweet – but can we elucidate, extrapolate or explain? In this, the shallow... Read more

by | January 28, 2010

The Best of 2009 -Vampire Academy Series, Sookie Stackhouse, Under the Dome

Book sales BOOOOOMED in 2009. Some suggest this was caused by the Global Financial Crisis which sent us scurrying off to the safety of our beds and the reliability of a good book. Others suggest that in the face of our present technology overload – the three remotes  needed to turn on a TV, the home computer with the brain the size of a universe which can barely contain its contempt as yo... Read more

by | January 19, 2010

Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Series

I’m imagining a novelist at home alone. They are wandering from room to room rather listlessly; they pause now and again at the front window and peer out through a gap in the curtains; they pass by their writing desk without a glance at the manuscript laying there, without noting the layer of dust on the keyboard; they enter the bathroom and open the medicine cabinet; they check the lock on the... Read more

by | January 8, 2010