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Musing Mondays (Feb.13)

February 13, 2012

This week’s musing asks…

What is your favorite romantic book –or book that includes a love story? (an adult romance, young adult, kids’ story, anything)

My favorite love story is probably still –sad to say– the “Twilight” saga by Stephenie Meyer. I never thought I’d enjoy a book about vampires, but the love story between Bella and Edward caught me from the get-go, and I enjoyed the “triangle” with Jacob that was thrown in there. I’ve seen all the movies, and I own both the hardcover and the mass-market paperback editions of the series. No, I’m not a crazed fan who has posters and all the other paraphernalia. I have no t-shirts, and I don’t wait in long lines for any of the stuff they’ve put out. But, I really enjoyed this book series. I’m itching to re-read it, and that’s saying something… I don’t often re-read things.

Mind you, this was a hard choice, as I also love “The Moon Below” by Barbara Bickmore. The story is of Hallie, a nearly-twenty-something girl who is going off to Australia to marry a man she’s only met once in the past, and her chance meeting with the prisoner, Tristan, on the boat over from England to the colony. Tristan is a doctor, and once they land in Australia, Hallie can’t seem to keep from seeking him out. Another love-triangle type of story, but I loved it. I’ve read the book twice, and will probably read it again, too!

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your answer in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

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54 Comments
  1. Twilight’s so romantic too! Here’s mine–http://mrbookwonder.tumblr.com/post/17537477728/musing-mondays-3

  2. To be honest, I don’t agree with the twilight romantic thing, because when i read the books, Bella and edward’s love didn’t seem realistic, plus the whole watching Bella sleep thing and her being ok with it is creepy. That’s just my opinion, no offense to anyone.

    Anyways, here’s mine http://nazish0151.wordpress.com

  3. Great question for Valentine’s Day! My answer is here.

  4. I loved loved loved twilight. It was my first ever book that I really loved, actully. I have never read the other. It looks great though! And my favorite romance book right now, or raaly good love story for me anyways is Warprize by Elizabeth Vaughan. I loved it!

  5. Agreed with Twilight. Still one of my favourites as well.
    Here’s mine:
    http://wornpagesanddustyshelves.wordpress.com/2012/02/12/musing-mondays-7/

  6. Thanks for the question! I love Twilight, when I read for the first 5 times. Then I got better books and changed my favorites to them. Here is my Monday Musings.

    Vidya @ Books Are Magic

  7. I haven’t read either.

    This was an easy one for me to answer! http://ratb2.blogspot.com/2012/02/monday-memes.html

  8. Twilight’s also on my list! With Mortal Instruments and Hex Hall! :)
    Here’s my musings: http://monaliz-mindreading.blogspot.com/2012/02/musing-mondays-15.html

  9. Twilight is definitely not on my list! http://wp.me/p1t7Ho-C3

  10. ginaslibrary permalink

    http://ginaslibrary.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/musing-mondays-feb-13/
    I need some recommendations for some new romance material.

  11. Love Twilight ~ I wasn’t obsessive and didn’t have any paraphernalia either, but I’m going to say here that I was “Team Jacob” all the way.. :)

    My favorite comes from authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl … amazing writers :)

    Musing Monday

    Happy Reading!

    ~Keely~

  12. I did enjoy Twilight when I was reading it, but I realise that it is not the greatest literary achievement (understatement), and New Moon was probably among one of the most annoying books I’ve ever read. Aside from that, though, it was okay.

    Here is my Musings for this week: click here

    • yeah, “New Moon” was probably my least fave of the series.

  13. I liked Twilight, but unfortunately it’s not my favourite love story. Here’s my answer, though: http://bookprowl.blogspot.com/2012/02/musing-mondays-3.html

  14. I have not read Twilight. Guess I should give it a try if I can get my TBR pile down any. Here is my musing.

    http://mixedbookbag.blogspot.com/2012/02/musing-mondays-february-13-2012.html

  15. I LOVED the romance in the Twilight series! I’m pretty sure the triangle with Bella, Edward, and Jacob started my obsession with love triangles in everything I read now. Great choice! :)

    Here’s mine:

    http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2012/02/musing-mondays-and-origins-blogfest.html

  16. Wow, look at all this musing already!
    What time do yo people get up?
    Well, HERE is mine…

    http://caitesdayatthebeach.blogspot.com/2012/02/musing-mondayreader-i-married-him.html

  17. I very well may be the only person who’s never read Twilight. Anyway, here’s mine:
    http://nofiltermom.blogspot.com/2012/02/musing-mondays_13.html

  18. Mermer permalink

    Here’s mine!

  19. Not sure if my books fill the “category” but here is my answer.

  20. A. Stevens permalink

    This is my favorite Weblog by far.

    Although I don’t think I will fully participate today, i must suggest that “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” (San Fran Foer) has such a great, and complex love story, despite only being a sub plot. the guy in the relationship is mute, which creates an original twist.

  21. This was a difficult question for me! Here’s my answer: http://meganm922.blogspot.com/2012/02/musing-mondays_13.html
    I almost chose Twilight as well, but I’m planning on rereading them this year and I don’t want to get ahead of myself. It’s been a couple years since I last read them, so I wasn’t comfortable calling it my favorite love story.

  22. I have never read Twilight but I have no doubt that it’s an engrossing love story. This week I participated too!

    http://inner-aspen.blogspot.com/2012/02/musing-mondays.html

    happy monday!

  23. xfryx permalink

    I wish I could read Twilight, but I can’t help but feel that in any other book, Bella would just be some unfortunate villain groupie that the real protagonist would either be investigating the death of or would only mention in passing. Oh, and I’d need an abridged version where she only tells me how gorgeous he is once.

    The second book mentioned sounds interesting.

    Here’s mine- http://literatishuffle.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/musing-monday-february-13th/

  24. What a great question on the day before Valentine’s!! :-) I can’t wait to read everyone’s answers! I didn’t pick just one, I guess. Well… one idea. Here’s mine: http://www.burgandyice.blogspot.com/2012/02/its-monday.html

  25. Happy Valentine’s Day! Great prompt. Here’s my answer: http://kwizgiver.blogspot.com/2012/02/musing-mondays.html

  26. Anna permalink

    Love all sorts of romance.. my fave so far.. recently is here in my MM

    Happy reading
    Anna =)

  27. Whatever else one might think about the books, Twilight is a great love story! (But, man alive, I hated Jacob Black.)

    Here are my musings.

  28. What a wonderful question with Valentine’s Day being tomorrow. Here is my response: http://sheeryhall.blogspot.com/2012/02/musing-mondays-love-story.html

  29. This question has perfect timing not only because it’s Valentine’s Day but also I have read a great romance.
    My full answer is up.

  30. Twilight is an epic romantic read!
    You can check out my MM here.
    [:
    ShawnaLeAnn
    Dreaming In The Pages Enter My Giveaway

  31. I know what you mean with Twilight. I remember when I read the first book, couldn’t stop reading. Here is my Musing Mondays http://jessysbookends.blogspot.com/2012/02/musing-mondays-weekly-meme.html

  32. I don’t read a lot of romance, but eventually remembered a paranormal romance that I liked a lot :) Here are my musings: http://doingdeweydecimal.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/monday-musings-and-more-contests/

  33. Hands down, Love Story by Erich Segal; it’s short, sad and sweet…And although not conventionally romantic by any means, I appreciated the bond shared between Wang Lung and O-lan in The Good Earth. To say they shared ‘love’ is debatable, but they definitely had a strong and unique bond.

  34. I never read Twilight, but I liked “Morning Glory” by Laveryle Spencer best. I know it’s an old one, but I couldn’t put it down! The funniest romance I enjoyed was by her too: “Endearment.”

  35. A day late, although kind of cool that I ended up talking about love stories on Valentine’s Day. ;-) My MM: http://etjrmbach.blogspot.com/2012/02/valentines-day-and-love-stories.html

  36. I loved the Twilight books, too! :D Not so much the movies though because I don’t like Edward Pattinson OR Kristen Stewart and I think the casting could have been SO much better…

    Anyway, I know it’s late, but here’s my Musing Monday: http://xandersmom11.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/musing-mondays-4/

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