Romance, Historical, Contemporary, Paranormal, Young Adult, Book reviews, industry news, and commentary from a reader's point of view

About Robin Reader

http://dearauthor.com/author/janet/

isn't sure if she's an average Romance reader, or even an average reader, but a reader she is, enjoying everything from literary fiction to philosophy to history to poetry. Historical Romance was her first love within the genre, but she's fickle and easily seduced by the promise of a good read. She approaches every book with the same hope: that she will be filled from the inside out with something awesome that she didnʼt know, didnʼt think about, or didnʼt feel until that moment. And she's always looking for the next mind-blowing read, so feel free to share any suggestions!

Posts by Robin Reader:

Friday News: the history of Harlequin, Hedy Lamarr-inventor, new voices in Fantasy, and Paleo cookbook pulled by Australian publisher

Friday News: the history of Harlequin, Hedy Lamarr-inventor, new voices in...

How Harlequin Became the Most Famous Name in Romance – Not always loving the coverage in Jezebel, I approached Kelly Faircloth’s historical post on Harlequin warily. However, by the third paragraph, I realized this wasn’t going to be the usual… more

Thursday News: Canada Reads, China’s mobile reading culture, an international bromance, and Ellis Island photo chronicle

Thursday News: Canada Reads, China’s mobile reading culture, an international bromance,...

Canada Reads: Where Celebrities Battle for a Book’s Honor – This is like the coolest thing ever. Five books, five celebrities, five stand-offs in this annual Canadian television series, “Battle of the Books.” Each representative defends the book against its… more

Wednesday News: Another Pratchett tribute, new tech habits in Snowden’s wake, DC pulls “Batgirl” art, and cocoa quarantine

Wednesday News: Another Pratchett tribute, new tech habits in Snowden’s wake,...

Web servers enrolled in Pratchett tribute – As various online tributes to Terry Pratchett continue, a thread on reddit gave rise to a particularly appropriate way to memorialize Pratchett’s name and work, through sharing a code that is not generally… more