Date: 2011-03-11 07:54 pm (UTC)
I love a good love story too, but have similarly always had trouble finding romances (or being adventurous enough to look). Part of this is because Love Stories in what I've run into seem to assume that people falling love are doing nothing else - or that the other things are distractions from or adjuncts to love-falling. They're just the 'hook' for the love story to hang on. To an extent this is a silly thing to worry about, I know, because any book is likely to focus on whatever aspect it has an interest in (well, any book that isn't Ulysses-von-scatterbrains). But, I guess I want people to tell the story of falling in love how it is intertwined in thiking abotu other things. Particularly this bothers me because so many of these stories are about youth - sixteen years old, and you can think only of one thing? This just feels so foreign to me - sixteen was the age when my brain should have been going in a hundred different directions and grabbing at all of them with the same love of possibility that a love affair produces in a book.
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