Facebook
Skip to main content
PBS logo
 
 
Want fewer ads?

Discussion Forums - Love & Romance Love & Romance

Topic: WOW- I feel so insulted!

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Motleigh avatar
Subject: WOW- I feel so insulted!
Date Posted: 11/14/2007 9:50 PM ET
Member Since: 7/30/2007
Posts: 4,275
Back To Top

Someone ordered an audiobook deal that I ran in the book bazzarr and sent me a PM. I PM'd them back and in the PS I put that I also had deals on my books, if she liked romance. She PM's me back and states that she has a great hubby so she doesnt need to read romance.

My jaw about hit the floor. I happen to have a WONDERFUL relationship with my husband. He's pretty damn well perfect, good looking, good cook, good daddy.... all around good man. Do people honestly think that only lonley old spinsters read romance?

 

gingerkitty avatar
Standard Member medal
Date Posted: 11/14/2007 10:03 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
Posts: 12,302
Back To Top

Well, she just doesn't know what she's missing by not reading romances then!

Bet she's never read one.  Why judge a whole genre of books until you've at least tried them?  I don't enjoy horror novels but I'd never knock them because I simply haven't read any.  They don't appeal to me at all.

Generic Profile avatar
Member of the Month medalFriend of PBS-Silver medal
Date Posted: 11/14/2007 10:19 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
Posts: 26,510
Back To Top

I think I would be insulted too.  I have a great DH. We have a great sex life and spend a lot of time together.  I just happen to like romances. Actually they probably contribute to our active life together.  They're very inspiring if you know what I mean. 

psychobabbler avatar
Friend of PBS-Silver medal
Date Posted: 11/14/2007 11:04 PM ET
Member Since: 8/25/2007
Posts: 13,134
Back To Top

 

Mary, I agree with you 100%.   My husband even encourages me to buy/read more romance books of various types so he can reap the benefits!! 

Generic Profile avatar
Standard Member medal
Date Posted: 11/14/2007 11:37 PM ET
Member Since: 12/21/2005
Posts: 1,012
Back To Top

Ugh!  It was a totally insulting comment, but poor, poor woman--she just doesn't know what she's missing!  And hey, more books for me ;)

doulachic avatar
Date Posted: 11/15/2007 12:27 AM ET
Member Since: 6/8/2007
Posts: 6,358
Back To Top


Last Edited on: 1/21/09 12:07 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Generic Profile avatar
Date Posted: 11/15/2007 1:17 AM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2006
Posts: 14,634
Back To Top

hee hee..well at least you didn't get Ani's response she got about romance novels! so I guess we're all shallow women with no love life who need mindless reading..geez..

btw, my friend borrows my books, esp the erotica ones, and her hubby likes them..of course he wants her to skip the in-between part of the story adn get to the good stuff!

willaful avatar
Date Posted: 11/15/2007 2:49 AM ET
Member Since: 5/3/2006
Posts: 6,436
Back To Top

Wow, uncalled for and just plain rude!  I feel insulted on behalf of my husband.

mamadoodle avatar
Date Posted: 11/15/2007 7:34 AM ET
Member Since: 2/24/2006
Posts: 5,498
Back To Top

She has no clue.  Its her loss really.  Romance books have made my sex life with my husband better.  And he's a great husband too.  Some people just have the strangest ideas!

Sherri

wiserightwinger01 avatar
Date Posted: 11/15/2007 11:17 AM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2006
Posts: 89
Back To Top

Romances can be pretty cheesy.  I love them but I can't blame her for saying it.  And anyway, who cares; we all have different tastes in books.



Last Edited on: 11/15/07 11:17 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
romanceaddict avatar
Friend of PBS-Silver medal
Date Posted: 11/16/2007 3:30 PM ET
Member Since: 12/8/2006
Posts: 29,785
Back To Top

Dawn Said: Mary, I agree with you 100%.   My husband even encourages me to buy/read more romance books of various types so he can reap the benefits!! 

Sounds familiar!!! My DH and I have a wonderful relationship, and we've been married for almost 13 years. I read romance, simply because I enjoy them, not because my love life sucks!

Generic Profile avatar
Date Posted: 11/17/2007 10:28 AM ET
Member Since: 3/11/2006
Posts: 173
Back To Top

I read about a study somewhere that showed that in couples were one person (I assume the woman, but it didn't really say) read romance novels, the couple had a 30-40% more active love life.  Those who knock romance just don't realize the potential benefits. 

BrokenWing avatar
Limited Member medal
Date Posted: 11/17/2007 10:47 AM ET
Member Since: 1/11/2007
Posts: 1,679
Back To Top

I agree 100%; in fact my hubby wants me to slow down the reading a bit because I'm wearing him out.  ;-)

BookShopGal avatar
Date Posted: 11/17/2007 11:26 AM ET
Member Since: 7/5/2006
Posts: 4,669
Back To Top

LOL Claudia!  My DH often brings home or pulls off the store shelves ones he thinks I'd like... and picks them off TBR too (he's even read a few!).... I went through a romance reading slump this summer and he was really bummed... hee hee

I'm guessing they (the they that think those that lack a good relationship read romance) consider them like self-help books...well in some cases they can be *wink, wink, nudge, nudge* 

sweetnessandsass avatar
Date Posted: 11/17/2007 1:45 PM ET
Member Since: 5/7/2006
Posts: 5,295
Back To Top

What would that say about true crime readers and people who read murder mysteries then?

willaful avatar
Date Posted: 11/17/2007 1:58 PM ET
Member Since: 5/3/2006
Posts: 6,436
Back To Top

Ha! Yeah, I bet if you looked at her wish list, you could come up with some good zingers.

I envy you guys whose husband's buy you romances, I keep wishing my husband would come through with some rare Mary Balogh's for Christmas or something. He probably doesn't feel qualified. ;-)  But he does sometimes ask me to pick a really hot author to read, heh heh.

nympherella avatar
Date Posted: 11/17/2007 9:29 PM ET
Member Since: 8/3/2005
Posts: 798
Back To Top

I told my DH about that and all he could do is go WHAT?

He worries when I switch from reading romances to a different genre. He thinks that the book I read before ticked me off.

Generic Profile avatar
Date Posted: 11/18/2007 12:19 AM ET
Member Since: 9/15/2005
Posts: 319
Back To Top

I have a friend who says the same thing -- that she doesn't need romance stories 'cos she's got such a great one of her own going with her hubby.  But when she says it she's trying to be cutsey-poo and not insulting.  Maybe this woman was just trying to say "thanks but just not my favorite genre" in a cutsey way too, and it came off wrong?

That was just my first thought is all.  :)

JudyeB avatar
Date Posted: 11/19/2007 1:16 PM ET
Member Since: 5/1/2005
Posts: 262
Back To Top

I no longer have a husband...... so I dont need to read murder mystery's. <wink>

Generic Profile avatar
Standard Member medal
Date Posted: 11/19/2007 2:02 PM ET
Member Since: 12/21/2005
Posts: 1,012
Back To Top

*snort!*  Thanks for that, Judye!  ;)

pondfrogs avatar
Date Posted: 11/20/2007 8:14 AM ET
Member Since: 6/13/2007
Posts: 905
Back To Top

good one  judye 

LOL

Want fewer ads?