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Old 02-15-2018, 10:10 PM   #76
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You mention historical romance. My main reading is science fiction but I occasionally read other genres. Most recently Follet’s “World Without End” which I think is considered historical fiction but does have some romance drama in it. I imagine some might consider it romance? I do not simply because the cover does not feature a half dressed man with a woman hanging on him.
I don't consider a book a romance simply because it has romantic elements; most books do. A romance needs to focus on the love story and (usually) needs to have a happily-ever-after ending.
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Old 02-16-2018, 10:03 AM   #77
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I don't consider a book a romance simply because it has romantic elements; most books do. A romance needs to focus on the love story and (usually) needs to have a happily-ever-after ending.
Exactly, it focusses on the journey of the couple's happily ever after or happy for now.

Romance can be historical, modern, SciFi, paranormal, mystery, thriller...etc Romance has many mini genres under it but two things are needed for it to be a romance. One, a focus on the couple's journey and two, that's it's a happy ending.

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Old 02-26-2018, 06:09 PM   #78
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For some strange reason Feb is the month that ALL the Black History & Romance Books go on Sale.... Yet to see any Saint Valentine's Day Massacre books on sale or heaven forbid books on St Valentine!

I agree Wolf Not Fair!
And if we had white history month, I think there would be a big stink about that. Even a heterosexual pride parade would not go over well.

What I think is we've had enough of things like black history month. If everyone wants to be treated equal, then we have to stop with these events that showcase specific groups of people over others.
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And if we had white history month, I think there would be a big stink about that. Even a heterosexual pride parade would not go over well.

What I think is we've had enough of things like black history month. If everyone wants to be treated equal, then we have to stop with these events that showcase specific groups of people over others.
The groups being "showcased" are ones that have been marginalized and ignored in the past.
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The groups being "showcased" are ones that have been marginalized and ignored in the past.
Yes, this. Hopefully history classes have changed in the 21st century, but when I was in school a few decades ago my world and US history classes were mainly about white history.
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Old 02-27-2018, 05:25 AM   #81
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I'm hoping that someday we don't need to have a moth or week or whatever for any group of people. There isn't any one group of people that has not had something happen in the past.
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