This is a ‘girls only’ kind of posting. Whether you are 16 or 60, please share your thoughts, please?
I was browsing through some books recently and noticed that those thrashy, romance novels that sell for something like ‘Buy 1, get 2 free for RM10’ are still available at bookstores.
The last time I bought them was about 4 years ago. Back then, I just delivered Vincent and spent every single day at the hospital. To distract my mind, I picked up 3 books. I was too embarassed to be seen in public (Popular) buying these sort of books and therefore, grabbed three most erotic looking ones, without reading the titles and plonked them at the cashier counter. Sort of like buying condoms for the first few times. You know? Shifty eyes, restless pose and cannot wait to get out of the place?
Anyway, Vincent had a lady doctor whom I couldn’t stand and hence, reading romantic novels about patients/doctors romance are not helping. I turned to Chicken Soup for the Nurses and Doctors Souls instead. (book read and given to one of the nurse as a gift)
It was a different story altogether when Mills and Boon and Barbara Cartland ruled the choice of books women read back in the 60s, 70s and early 80s. I was still single, a teenager and dare to dream. Gosh, I wonder those girls who are 30 years old and below know who Barbara Cartland is (was)?
Do women still read those ‘out of this world’ stories. You know? The nurse who fell in love with the arrogant doctor. The teacher who fell in love with the divorced, rich, tall, dark and handsome father of her student. The hostage who fell in love with the terrorist. The ‘Sound of Music’ kind of story?
Anyway, that three books still remained untouched. Women, ladies, girls, females – please tell me that you have a secret desire to read and imagine that those stories may come true in your life. But you don’t read those thrashy novels, do you? Please, I think I can write better ones. One of my imagination is to marry a filthy rich, still ‘functioning’ old man who yearns for an heir. I give him heir, he gives me the whole estates, few companies, a fleet of expensive cars, a yatch….. LOL!
Maybe I should start a blog under anon? Maybe not. I don’t want my sistas’ minds to be corrupted waiting for the knight in shining armour that never come. ‘Pretty Woman‘ only happens to beautiful woman like Julia Roberts.
Errrmmm….back to question, do you at some point in your life, read thrashy, cheap, romance novels?