Thursday, September 23, 2010
First Full Day of Autumn
But this is what I get for living an hour inland from the beach, in sunny, muggy SC...
But I digress.
Already, I'm starting to see advertisements and "coming soon" notices for seasonal romances. Seriously? Why do publishers start putting out holiday books in October?? Christmas is a big theme in romance fiction, sure, and it goes without saying that there's no use in doing many Halloween-themed books with all of the paranormal stuff on the shelves year round. I'd love to see more Thanksgiving-related romances, since that's probably my favorite holiday. Maybe there are some in the category lines from Harlequin and Silhouette that I'm missing? Or has Debbie Macomber done one or two? I love to read wintry books too, since we don't get a huge wintry onslaught down here. To me, it's just cozy reading of sweaters and turtlenecks, hot tea and log cabins with cracking fireplaces.
So, I'll ask: What's on your reading radar this fall and upcoming winter?