"A true man does not need to romance a different girl every night, a true man romances the same girl for the rest of her life." ~Ana Alas
So I was visiting my sister and brother-in-law over the weekend, and I saw his latest book lying on the kitchen counter (he's a pretty avid reader, so he gets props from me anyway). It was this thick, blue-covered book: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.
He said, "Oh, that's an awesome book. A friend sent it to me, and I can't put it down." I read the back cover, looked up at him and said, "You know this is a romance novel, right?"
He blinked and said, "Well, yeah, but I like the way she uses all these really accurate historic details. I like when it's history plus the love story too."
I just smiled.
Then, later that evening, my sister had some friends over, and I was talking to one woman who went to school with us. She said, "Oh, my older brother asked me when your book was coming out. I said to him, 'Um, I'm not sure that's really your thing. You know it's a romance novel, right?' He said, 'So? I just want an autographed copy.'"
Mind you, this is a guy I barely knew in school. I don't think I would know him if I tripped over him. And yeah, probably he wants the autograph of a local author more than to read the book. But who knows? It's still kind of cool to hear a comment like that :)