Musing Mondays (Feb.13)

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!

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54 thoughts on “Musing Mondays (Feb.13)

  1. 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


  2. 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!


  3. 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.. πŸ™‚

    My favorite comes from authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl … amazing writers πŸ™‚

    Musing Monday

    Happy Reading!



  4. 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


  5. 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.


  6. 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-


  7. 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.


  8. 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.”


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