Incredible as it may seem, it’s December, which means it’s time for AAR staffers to look back at their reading year and pick out the books they consider to be the best of the year. We’re kicking off this year’s batch of “Best ofs” with Lisa’s list of favourites – look for more lists of 2019 favourites over the coming weeks. […]
Back in 2006 (!) we did a minipoll on favorite heroes in romance. 13 years ago, AAR readers picked, in order, Roark (In Death series), Jamie Fraser (Outlander series), Sebastian Ballister (Lord of Scoundrels), Derek Craven (Dreaming of You), Fitzwilliam Darcy (Pride and Prejudice), Rupert Carsington (Mr. Impossible), Harry Braxton (As You Desire), Matthew Farrell (Paradise), Zsadist (Lover Awakened), and Beowulf Malloren (Malloren series). […]
In several recent blog post comments, I’ve shared links to AAR tags. I’d like to talk a little bit more about the project to improve and standardize tags in our database, and to share some direct links for using them. […]
Yesterday, I shared our tag system. Today, I want to share more of the tags we use the most often.
Time settings: Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome, Arthurian, The Anarchy Matilda of vs. Stephen, Norman Conquest, 1500s, Tudor, Elizabethan, 1600s, English Civil War, Georgian, Colonial US romance, American Revolution, Napoleonic Wars, American Civil War, Reconstruction Era, Victorian, Gilded Age, 1900s, 1910s, World War I, 1920s, 1930s, World War II, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, Modern Historical (any novel set after World War II but not written at the same time) […]
the [email protected]: What’s the best/most interesting thing you’ve ever learned from a romance novel?
Yesterday, in the States, many of us joined friends and family for Thanksgiving. I host my large family every year and am usually too frenetic to be thankful for much until the meal is done, the dishes are washed, and my mom is making turkey stew which we freeze and then eat all year. But then, when the day is almost at its end, I do try and think about all that I am thankful for.
Somewhere on that list is always romance novels. […]
Graphic novels have had trouble making the transition to e-reader format. In order to get the text large enough to read, you usually have to zoom in too far to experience the art. Plus, you lose your place on the page and can’t follow the flow of panels. […]
Hard as it is to believe, we’ve reached the final Coming Soon for 2019 releases. Soon, the AAR team will be looking back at their favourite books of the year, some of which will undoubtedly have been featured in these monthly posts, but for now, here are the new releases we’re most looking forward to getting stuck into in December. […]
AAR readers routinely tell us they disagree with our takes on books. Over the years we’ve been told: