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What I'm reading

Librarian, book lover, avid reader

Currently reading

Roman Blood
Steven Saylor
Progress: 171/401 pages
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Bob Spitz
Progress: 208/557 pages
Avant-gardes du XXe siècle: arts & littérature, 1905-1930
Serge Fauchereau
Caesar's Commentaries: On the Gallic War and On the Civil War
Julius Caesar
Les bûchers de Bocanegra
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
The Songs of the Kings
Barry Unsworth
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Alan Lee

Everything I Know about Love I Learned from Romance Novels

Everything I Know About Love I Learned from Romance Novels - Sarah Wendell 3 stars for its take on romance literarure and how it doesn't have to be a guilty pleasure reading. The self help aspect of the book becomes redondant early on and doesn't really give anything new to the very large corpus of self help psychology out there. The twist of using romance novels as text books for the basic 'rules' guide is fun and Wendell doesn't pretend otherwise. She is celebrating the empowering effect of her favourite romance novels. It's a quick read, doesn't take itself seriously and you end up with a few titles of really good books to discover.