Warning: Wall-o-text imminent!
If you’re a long-time reader of GraveTells, you’ve probably noticed a more sedate pace for 2014 than in my previous years as a review site. Most simply put, life happened and GT had to take a back seat to some other important goings-on… sadly. I mean that, too – the “sad” part. Any of you out there who are review bloggers – or just starting to feel your way into the blogosphere on the other side of the keyboard – know how unrelenting (and, at times, thankless) it can be to keep up a site like this, and maybe you’ve also thought about quitting a time or [...]
Are you ashamed of what you read?
One day in a bookstore, I overheard a man berating his wife for browsing through the Paranormal Romances. She apologized and promised not to read such “filth”, and of course she knew vampires weren’t real. I started to wonder how many readers of Paranormal Romance novels faced the same sort of criticism from family and friends.
By paying closer attention to what people said when discussing books, I learned that many regard PNR as either “Fluff” or “Trash”. Fluff apparently refers to books that show only idealized events and characters. The unbelievably romantic vampire with the tortured soul who [...]