Monday, January 24, 2011

How long...

Today's discussion question was inspired by one of Ashley's comments.

How long have you been reading Chick lit/romance?

Are you a new convert of have you been a lifelong reader?

Comment away girls!!

15 comments:

Christi Snow said...

I honestly cannot remember a time when I haven't read romance novels. I read Gone with the Wind and everything Victoria Holt (gothic romances) in the 7th grade. I remember consuming boxes of my mom's old Harlequin novels over the summers at that age too. I have always consumed them! ;o)

Giffysk8s said...

I have always liked them, too~though I was always immersed in the classics like Jane Austen. So the current "Chick Lit" is fairly new for me, just the last few years or so. But I do enjoy it!

Amy said...

Probably since I was about 12 and Judy Blume just wasn't cutting it anymore..LOL. I think I first latched on to the Sweet Valley High series..OMG I can't believe I just said that..and moved on within a few months when those just weren't interesting enough to Danielle Steel, and the like. I did dive into Mists of Avalon and I can't for the life of me remember that authors name right now, but I read all of her books...My first vampire series was Blood Ties by Tanya Huff (circa early 90's)which was a pretty decent tv show on lifetime for a while...I will admit that I have never read the "classics" such as GWTW, any of Austen (although I just got Pride and Prejuidice so I'm working on that)
Wow...I'm chatty :)

Christi Snow said...

Funny story about reading GWTW so early. I was so young that I read it before I saw the movie...you know, serious classic...everyone loves the movie Gone with the Wind. I hated it when I saw it because it was so off from the book. That was my first experience with disappointing movies from great books...LOL!

Stephanie said...

I'd say it first started with Judy Blume in grade school...and was hooked ever since. My ultimate favorite is Pride & Prejudice. And that's also my all time favorite movie.

Amy said...

LOL Christi, what a little genius you were/are...I've never seen the movie either...Austen's P&P, I'm trying really hard to get into it but I'm really getting hung up on the King's English which must make me sound like a total slouch..

Amy said...

OH..but P&P is one of my favorite movies..the Kiera Knightly version

Amber Hight said...

Amy I used to LOOooooOOOVE SVH!!! I had the ENTIRE series, I loved those books! They were my most prized possession, lol!

I've read romance off and on for quite a few years. I don't have any favorite romance authors yet though because I usually read one and then go back to my first love which is suspense/mystery!

I really want to watch that P&P movie, no interest in the book but I wanna watch the movie, lol!

♥ Kristy Young ♥ said...

I think ever since I was able to start reading novels!! I love my chic lit romance!!
Kristy xo

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I started with chick lit right after high school. But just straight chick lit like Jennifer Weiner and authors like that. I started romance LAST YEAR. Can you believe it?!? I've been a changed woman ever since! ;)

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I started with chick lit right after high school. But just straight chick lit like Jennifer Weiner and authors like that. I started romance LAST YEAR. Can you believe it?!? I've been a changed woman ever since! ;)

Brooke said...

I've always loved a good,steamy romantic story, but I do need to have substance and well developed characters... depth to the plot and story line... so if it has twists and turns... and something extra interesting entwined with a romantic envolvement... all the better!

Jimmi said...

I'm with Amy here...it all started with Judy Blume...read Sweet Valley High, too...then Danielle Steele and so on.
So since I was 12-13 I guess.

My Scrap Diary said...

Ive loved reading ever since I can remember. My favorite series when I was a kid was the "Ramona Quimby" series from Beverly Clearly. Does anyone remember her??? And then in middle school I switched over to "The Baby-Sitters Club" by Ann Martin. And ofcourse the "Sweet Valley High" series, so Im there with you Amy :)
But then I took a reading break,lol, and i started reading again early 2000.
Wow, time flies!!
Jess M

FibreJunky said...

I think I was probably 10 or 11 when I first read one of my mom's Harlequins. I'd run out of other things in the house to read. It was one of the old ones from the early 70s, so it didn't have any sex in it.