This year’s International Conference on Popular Romance was held at my college, meaning I was lucky enough to attend some of the events. It’s amazing the tidbits you learn at these things, like Lisa Dale once took a class with my advisor (and fell asleep during it) and SB Sarah can do a kickass Pittsburgh accent. No worries, I absorbed some academic bits too. In fact, I was even part of one of the presentations!
Amy Burge, a well-dressed Ph.D. candidate in the Centre for Women’s Studies at the University of York in the UK directed my Popular Romance class (jealous yet?) in a meeting which would later be used in her “(Re)Readingthe Romance: A Hands-On Harlequin Workshop”. We were all given the cut out words of a single page of a Harlequin novel, which we then rearranged as we saw fit. Here’s a quick look at how it went:
Don’t I have class with some of the prettiest girls! Now you also know what some of my friends look like haha : ) I was so glad they didn’t include me in the clip. I had just rolled out of bed (well, technically I had peeled myself off the floor) and I wasn’t quite rocking the sweats and frizz that morning.
Here’s my interaction with the Harlequin romance:
I think it states the obvious- I am a romance reader and love these “guilty pleasures”!