Romantic comedy (‘rom-com’) novels are too often overlooked by those that consider themselves ‘serious’ readers. I suspect much of the blame for that can be assigned to the publishing term chick-lit… and the many lesser quality titles marketed under that banner over the years. But just because a novel contains romance and comedic moments, that […]
Wonderful Wednesdays is a meme run by Sam @ Tiny Library aimed at spotlighting and recommending some of our most loved books, even if we haven’t read them recently. Each week will have a different genre or theme. This week’s theme is OUR FAVOURITE AUTHORS. First things first – to be classified as one’s favourite author, does […]
Wonderful Wednesdays is a meme run by Sam @ Tiny Library aimed at spotlighting and recommending some of our most loved books, even if we haven’t read them recently. Each week will have a different genre or theme. This week’s theme is HISTORICAL FICTION. Some of my more recent favourite historical fiction novels are: Wanting by Richard […]
To Say Nothing of the Dog Synopsis Connie Willis’ Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Doomsday Book uses time travel for a serious look at how people connect with each other. In this Hugo-winning companion to that novel, she offers a completely different kind of time travel adventure: a delightful romantic comedy that pays hilarious homage to Jerome […]
Connie Willis’s short novel Bellwether is a wonderfully intelligent romantic comedy.
Researchers Dr Sandra Foster and Dr Bennett O’Reilly, with specialties in fad/trend analysis and chaos theory respectively find themselves thrown together in the chaotic and fad driven HiTek Corporation. They are your classic fish out of water. Add to this melting pot an infuriating admin assistant (sorry, interdepartmental communications liaison), a 60+ page simplified grant funding application form and a flock of sheep and you have ample fodder for comedic moments.