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  • couple kissing outside with a park bench
    Posted on: Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    On a recent out-of-town trip, I met a new friend who was completely befuddled by her mother’s addiction to romance paperbacks. “I just don’t get it,” she confided, “my mother is an educated woman! Why is she reading this trash?”

    Friends, it’s the month of love, and as your neighborhood librarian, I am telling you that romance novels are NOT trash.

  • kanopy image - romantic comedies couple riding on a bike
    Posted on: Monday, February 12, 2018

       Love is in the air!

  • couple embracing on the beach
    Posted on: Monday, June 12, 2017

    Hello again, romance readers!

    I have some good news for you: SUMMER IS COMING. You know what that means? Pool reads. Beach reads. Lounge-chair-with-lemonade reads. Romance is one of my favorite genres year-round, but it especially lends itself to warm weather and sunshine (and long plane rides... or while waiting in epic lines… or snow days… well, I digress).

    Let’s discuss the benefits, shall we?

  • Posted on: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Mysterious bad boys feature prominently in Meg's New Adult romance recs this month. 

  • Posted on: Friday, February 17, 2017

    Meg launches a new blog about New Adult Romance today. Well, not adult. Or new. New Adult. Heck just check out her faves from this genre!

  • Arizona landscape
    Posted on: Thursday, November 03, 2016

    Like Mark Lindsay said, you should have another look at the world. Librarian Alexis has a set of romances that do just that.

  • Couple with dog
    Posted on: Thursday, July 21, 2016

    Any book with the line, “You may insult me, but leave my hedgehog alone!” is a must read, right? Librarian Alexis shares that book and a few more romances that have an animal as a central character in this month's Sizzle in the Stacks.

  • Group of Amish people
    Posted on: Monday, May 23, 2016

    Need to find a peaceful, easy feeling amid the world's chaos? Librarian Alexis has discovered the subgenre of Amish romances - light on religion but clean and free of the concerns of modern American culture. Or as Alexis says, like a nice big serving of mashed potatoes—comforting and easy to digest.

  • Two wolves
    Posted on: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

    Before doing this blog, Librarian Alexis had heard a bit about paranormal romance, which at first it sounded extremely goofy, and maybe a bit off-putting. People falling in love with ghosts, aliens, and werewolves? Shapeshifters, vampires and witches involved in the romantic lives of humans? Please. How ridiculous. But she found them more intricately plotted than other subgenres and the romantic element only one of many intriguing aspects of the stories. Read on for her list.


  • Hearts
    Posted on: Wednesday, February 24, 2016

    Yes, it’s February, the month of love, but don’t get too carried away. You’ve got the rest of the year to read dramatic love stories, so why don’t you take a break this month and keep it lighthearted and amusing? These titles are all what might be considered romantic comedies, with a hint of naughtiness thrown in.


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