Tag Archives: Romance

Teenage Crushes and Poetry

In lieu of a “real” blog post (I’ve never had a summer college class before, let alone two, and I’m still recovering), here’s a bit of my teen years wrapped up in a poem.  Written for one of said classes, of course.  And before you dig in, I should warn you that while my literary career began with poetry (a whole book of poems with cake/bake/snake/rake rhymes when I was the ripe old age of six), this is my first real poem.  Somehow my “Intro to Creative Writing” only covered fiction.  So be nice! Did you have a teenage crush that crushed you?  Or did the two of you get together?  Share your crush in the comments below and let us know how it turned out.

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Special on Great Summer Reads

Hot sun, hot sand, cool drinks. Ahhhh. But your summer won’t be complete until you land a new BOOK BOYFRIEND, right? Lucky for you, we’ve got you covered! Covered with just about any genre you could name, that is.  I’m going to snag a few for myself, and I can personally recommend Myndi Shafer’s Shrilugh and The Darkening, and K.B. Owen’s Dangerous and Unseemly.  See what’s here that you like! SUMMER BOOK CRUSH offers 50+ titles in many genres. This means 50+ chances to (fictitiously) fall in love. And the best part? Each of these gems is only 99¢, but for a limited time only. The SUMMER BOOK CRUSH event starts on June 26th and ends (yes, even the best things in life end at some point) on June 28th. So don’t wait up! Mingle with our BOOK BOYFRIENDS and invite all your friends to participate too. There are plenty … Continue reading

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It’s the Little Things that Say I Love You

Forget the diamond earrings.  Forget the trip to Hawaii. I’ll take the little things that say “I love you.” Now, don’t get me wrong. I would love diamond earrings or a Hawaiian vacation. And Hawaii especially, because I read on this guide that it is one of the most memorable places to be in. And don’t try to pass off the everyday chores as ways he says he loves me.  Yes, I do appreciate that he works hard to support the family, that he takes the garbage out and changes the oil and fixes leaky faucets and washes dishes when I’m busy.  (Hey, we like the traditional division of labor!) Daily chores are definitely appreciated and do show love, but they don’t make me tingle inside. What does? It’s the kiss on the back of my neck while I’m cooking. It’s him picking up a Snickers bar for me when … Continue reading

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