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Subject: did you see this on CMT?
Date Posted: 12/29/2007 8:11 AM ET
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Appeal of Romance Novels? Why do you read them?

it kinda makes my blood boil... I know it wasn't stated outright, but I totally get the feeling the OP was looking down on the genre as a whole... ergh!

Date Posted: 12/29/2007 8:37 AM ET
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ya I saw it.  I just scrolled right on past.

Date Posted: 12/29/2007 8:51 AM ET
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People who don't read REAL romance will never "get it" so I just ignore them.

Sherri

Date Posted: 12/29/2007 3:44 PM ET
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I was annoyed by the underlying tone too.  To give the OP credit there wasn't anything wrong with the post.  But I just posted my reply because after reading through it I realized it had become kind of an ode to the genre which I thought was good. 

Date Posted: 12/29/2007 7:40 PM ET
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I was actually surprised that more people weren't slamming our genre. I thought for sure it would have had a few rude comments. So far it doesn't.

Date Posted: 12/29/2007 9:43 PM ET
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Obviously the person that posted that has either never read a romance novel or just does not like them.

I don't get the appeal of a lot of genres of books but I don't go out questioning why other people want to read them.  Everyone's got their own interests.