In Pursuit of Happiness
Welcome to Day 4 of the Romancing The Blog hop. I swear it will take me days to catch up on all the comments...LOL...but I plan to do it today. Thanks for those who dropped by my Six Sentence Sunday...that was awesome. I’ll be announcing that winner on my next Six Sentence Sunday.
Again, the first thing I need to do is to award the $20 gift certificate to Amazon...the winner for September 2nd is...Jessica! Come on down and claim your prize. I will email you at the address you provided. Congrats! Don’t forget to stop by tomorrow for the final winner even though today is the last day of the blog hop.
I want to thank each of you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts about romance. Thanks for letting me know about your favorite authors...it’s amazing just how much we all read and how many of the same authors we all love.
There seems to be one theme that has gone through these last few days and it’s what I call the pursuit of happiness. We read books, specifically romance, because it makes us happy. Sure, we use it as a form of escapism, to take us away of the dreariness of everyday living. Sure, we love those happy endings and can’t wait ot see even more of them.
Some days it is hard to find one good moment. We all have them and romance reminds us that somewhere, some place there are people living out their dreams. Romance takes us to faraway places where life is different and always tensions free, or so it seems. LOL! Romance also takes us to different times where life was vastly unlike what we experience today. We all have to admit, modern conveniences like running water and toilets are wonderful. Still, it’s interesting to think of life without things we take for granted.
Ever see the movies American Dreamer and She-Devil from the ‘80s? If not, you should as they are very interesting takes on romance. In American Dreamer, a normal American housewife lives out her dreams through the romance she reads because her life is so very boring. When she gets amnesia and truly believes she is the character in the books she loves so much, life gets really exciting. She-Devil takes on the other side of romance, where a romance author takes herself way too seriously and has many affairs, eventually decided on another woman’s husband. The wife is bent on revenge and while she finds it to be sweet, it is unfulfilling in the end.
While romance does many things for us, each of us need to remember that life is what we make it. Happiness propagates happiness. Read more romance, be happy and enjoy life...a life full of books, romance and lots more.
What, besides romance, makes you happy? How do you pursue happiness? Can’t wait to hear your answers...see you all tomorrow!
Remember, there will be another give away of a $20 Amazon gift certificate to one lucky person who comments today. Don’t forget to leave your email!
Again, here are the details for the blog hop. Hope you all enjoy!
What is your favorite thing about Romance? Well, we authors are ready to share our romantic tips and favorite romance reads! Starting on Friday, August 31st and ending on September 3rd, over 200 Authors and Bloggers will share their favorite things about romance, reading romance, and dating.
And while we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 200 giveaways, one from each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger.
But that’s not all...
We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!
Now what are those prizes?
1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack!
Yep. ALL of that! Whoot! Be sure to come back here on Friday and over the weekend to enjoy some stories and facts about our favorite Romance events and reads and enter to win!
Now, there’s only one way to enter...and that’s to leave a comment...don’t forget your EMAIL address because we need to get hold of you should you win.
Here’s the list of who is participating in this blog hop. For every comment you make, you will get an entry for the fabulous grand prize. Can’t wait to see you answers...so...don’t forget to answer the question, what is your favorite thing about Romance?
See you all tomorrow!