Doncha just love it when people say nice things about the romance genre? When they aren't being all snarky and condescending, (*cough, Matt Lauer interviewing Danielle Steele on the Today Show, cough*) but are actually representing popular fiction as something people with brains might actually enjoy engaging in? Isn't that neat?
USA Today has an article today about smart chicks who read & write romance. Since a couple of the smart chicks featured are two of my ALL TIME FAVORITE authors, Eloisa James & Julia Quinn, of course I had to read every word. (Coincidentally, I'm on an Eloisa kick at the moment, devouring the latest two Desperate Duchesses and have every intention of finding out What Happens in London with Julia as soon as I'm done...)
In the article, when they talk about people giving you that look when they find out you read (or write) romance, the one where they immediately lower their estimation of your IQ by fifteen points... yeah, I know that look. I was valedictorian of my high school. National Merit Scholar. Graduated from a top twenty University that is consistently ranked above several of the Ivies. I'm in freaking Mensa for chrissake. Suffice it to say, I'm smarter than your average bear. And I love romance. So stop looking at me like that!