Because reading Shakespeare and enjoying romance books are not mutually exclusive.
This week, we’re asking readers who plan to attend SWF to leave specially designed postcards at common areas, empty seats and any other places that other attendees might serendipitously find them. If you plan to attend SWF and would like to help out by leaving postcards in places other readers might find them, send an email to email@example.com.
We struggled to narrow down our list of quotes for #loveromance, but in the end, we couldn’t go past this quote from Fair Game by Patricia Briggs. We felt it fitting to include a paranormal romance book, given the disdain that Twilight and its illegitimate offspring, Fifty Shades of Grey, have inspired in the media. I particularly love this postcard because it reminds me of my favourite quote from Shakespeare’s King Lear (Act 4, Scene 1):
As flies to wanton boys are we to th’ gods,
They kill us for their sport.
Like all kinds of literature, the romance genre has a diverse range of writing styles, narrative voices, and thematic concerns. Our authors are scientists, beauty queens, Shakespeare professors, game show champions, scientists and lawyers, stay-at-home parents, midwives and more. So are our readers.
This postcard was designed by the very talented Jennifer Wu. You can find out more about her work here.