Old books. Don’t you just love them? Well, I do, but my nose certainly does not – which makes for itchy and sneezy reading. I have a lot of fun looking and reading through books that were published before I was born. Except for Stormfire. I don’t wanna go there. **shudders**
I don’t have to search and buy these oldies, some of which can be expensive. Have I mentioned before how awesome my Grandmother is? If not, she is!
My Grandmother has been reading for over 60 years and in her time, she has collected and read a substantial amount of books. I like to think that I read more books than the average person, but I haz nothing on my Grandmother when it comes to reading, experiencing and seeing the changes in romance novels over the years.
Here are some books that she bought in the 60′s and 70′s upwards. And yes, she keeps them, so most of them are first editions.
From those to today, my Grandmother has had no problem adapting. She’s a big fan of the BDB series by J.R Ward and she’s pretty much embraced Urban Fantasy and Paranormal romance… all at the young age of 74.
I was chatting with Has about this the other week, and it got me thinking. What will romance novels be like in 50 years time? Will that generation of romance lovers have problems with the books we love and read today? *ponders*
Since I can’t predict the future, I can go back and sample some of the books in the past. I have this lovely gem, which my Grandmother kindly leant to me, which will be read and reviewed next week:
The Ring of Fear by Anne McCaffrey!!! The pages are incredibly thin, and I’m sure my nose will have a twitchfest, but I’m so excited as I’ve always wanted to sample McCaffrey’s romances, but they are incredibly hard to find and I think pretty much out of print.
So, I’m curious to what other peoples thoughts are: Will werewolves, vampires, shape shifters and all things supernatural still be popular in 50 years time? Will the future generation of romance lovers have problems with the books we love and read today? Or do you think authors are producing the best in the genres in this age?