I wonder if it’s self perpetuated to some degree, even subconsciously? Is reading romance still done very much under the radar when in the general population? I’ll often see people sitting and reading all kinds of different books, but I rarely see someone reading a romance novel out in public and I do look! I myself may even be a guilty party. I was in a book store over the weekend and I always love to browse the romance section. Of course, right? Why then do I look around to see who’s there, who might be watching me, who could notice me walking those aisles? It’s kind of instinctive, and I’m trying to break myself of it, but it seems to be deeply ingrained. I think we’ve made great strides, but perhaps there’s still a long way to go.
So, I wonder…how proud are you of the fact that you read romance? Do you go out of your way to make it known? Do you just take it as it comes, but you’ll fess up to it or do you hide it as if your life depended on it?