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At the Gutter: Top 10 of 2012

Chris shares her favorite books of 2012.

It’s the end of the year; I work in retail; I have the flu.  All  of which means that for the past couple weeks I’ve been re-reading rather than reading. Mostly Eva Ibbotson, whose warmth reminds me not only that I love reading, but why.  Which makes this a good time for a retrospective list. Below are my top 10 reads for 2012.  They’re not ranked in any order, just listed alphabetically by author.  If anyone has any to add, please feel free to do so.  I can always use more suggestions for what to try next.

At the Gutter: Hitting the Books, Hard

Romance Editor Chris takes a look at students in Romance:

As I said this time last year, I like back to school season.  I love the energy of it.  I miss the sense of anticipation, of knowing I had lots of new things to look forward to.  At least, usually I do.  Perhaps I’m just feeling particularly curmudgeonly this season, or maybe summer was just too busy.  But for some reason, looking ahead past Labour Day this year all I can see is a long dull grind.  Bah.

So in an effort to caffeinate my mental state, I’m going to write about students in Romance. In other words: the heroine and hero meet because one needs to learn something from the other (yes, last year I wrote about teachers.  But education is like a highway:  it goes in both directions).   Hopefully exposure to so many stories about the desire to learn will rub off on me.  Inspiration is catching, you know.

image via Hey, Girl, I Like The Library, Too.