Alright. So I know this is pretty late! But yes, let's get started! So yep, today, I'm gonna talk about my favorite genre, or rather, sub-genre. Historical romance. Romance itself is amazing, but historical romance tops the chart. At least for me.
Why, you may ask. Sure, contemporary romance is great! I love them too! But historical romance has a special magic to it. It's just so different. Maybe I should clarify. When I talk about historical romance, I generally mean regency era romance. Or rather the 1800s, but before major improvements in technology came about!
So yes, as to why I love them. There' just a certain magic reading about them. Maybe it's because we can't experience it, but that time period is just so special to me. Sure call me shallow, but I would certainly love a Season in London. Dancing in a ballroom, wearing beautiful dresses, flirting, falling in love. How could I, a hopeless romantic, not want to experience it? Many times, I moan and begrudge the fact that I simply can't be in that time period. Just once, I'd like to experience it.
I love reading historical romance. It just takes me back to a time when there's no stress. Sure, they had their own sets of problems, be it with social class, trying to conform, rights and all, but somehow I rather experience those problems. At least they're relevant to daily life. I'm not complaining about learning, rather I'm complaining about learning things we don't need in life! Though historical romances tend to gloss over the problems faced in those times, especially the social problems, I still want to be in that period.
Historical romances will always be my first love. I love any kind of romance but HR is irresistible. It's simply beautiful and if well written, like many authors that I've read can, it can take you on a whole new journey to a whole different world. A world you wish you could be part of. Or maybe that's just me. But still, doesn't the joy of reading come from the experience of a whole different world? And as well written as contemp romance are, they cannot take you into a different world for the simple reason that you're already living it. It's just not as good as romances make it out to be. And do not insult romances. Historical romance usually have substance to them. The heroines are no wilting flower - usually. Why not try reading one if you never have? Maybe you'll fall in love with it too!
Well, a wish of mine has always been to experience one night as a lady. Like attend a ball and all. I really hope it'll come true!
And I'm sorry, this post is super... dead. I have no idea why. Ok wait I know. It's 1am on Wed! I'm supposed to be posting J now and I'm only on H... Sigh:( going to sleep now, school in the morning! Goodnight!
So what do you think of historical romances? Are they more special than contemp romance in the sense that there's a certain magic to it? Are you in love with the time period, like me? Leave a comment and tell me what you think! Byee! :D