Friday, August 2, 2013

Happy Birthday to RNFF!

Yes, it's a bit early to be celebrating the birthday of the Romance Novels for Feminists blog. After all, its first post went up in September of 2012, and it's only the 2nd of August now. Yet with the blog having recently reached the 50,000 hits mark, it feels appropriate to sit back and raise a glass in tribute to the community of readers that RNFF has fostered. Thanks to everyone who has visited the site, and especially to those who have taken time out of their busy schedules to post their ideas, arguments, and book recommendations. I look forward with such anticipation every day to the messages in my in-box, telling me that someone has posted a comment on the blog.

One of the main reasons I began writing RNFF last fall was to reach out to readers, writers, and literary critics, hoping to start a dialogue with others who are committed both to feminist principles and to the genre of romance. It's been a welcome and quite lovely surprise to discover that there are so many of us out there, all invested in the possibilities of romance fiction, yet not willing to settle for books that shortchange us as women. I'm looking forward to the wonderful books, and intriguing conversations, that RNFF's second year will bring.

I'll be taking a one-week break from posting, but will be back on August 13th, ready to share more opinions and ideas about feminism and romance novels. In the meantime, I'd love to know what topics you'd be interested in seeing discussed here in future...

Photo credit:
Birthday cake: Romance & You


  1. Congratulations! It's awesome to have such a committed, interesting presence in Romancelandia. :-)

  2. Happy Birthday! I love what this blog adds to the discussion, love the scholarly analysis. I know it's a huge time commitment, but it does a much-needed job, I think.

  3. Happy birthday, indeed! So proud of you and of what you're doing for Romance.

  4. Happy happy Milestone to you! Miss Bates loves this blog and never misses a post ... may you and your endeavors thrive and give us the gift of food for thought!

  5. I'm glad to have found this blog and for the conversations we are able to enjoy. Happy Anniversary :)

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