Shelf Love

009. Listener Requests and Mass Market Paperbacks

Short Description

Romancelandia Request episode: Recorded in Hyderabad, India! This episode includes a meaty debate with myself about mass market paperbacks, my favorite Darcy, holiday romances, a taste of India, and answers to some questions about my own romance reading history and preferences, including my problematic faves: makeover romances.


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Show Notes

Questions from: 

  • HEA Apologist
  • Kini Allen (episode 5 guest!)
  • purlsquirrel
  • JenniMReads

Books mentioned:

  • Bollywood Bride by Sonali Dev
  • A Midnight Feast by Emma Barry and Genevieve Turner (on upcoming episode with Kate Clayborn)
  • The Charm School by Susan Wiggs



  • Americans: do you find you have more or less time to listen to podcasts during Thanksgiving week? Everyone: do you catch up on listening during holidays, or listen less?
  • Would you be interested in a future episode focused on the evolution of the romance genre throughout time and why (I think) it's unfair to completely tear apart retro romance?

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