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Dangerous Books for Girls

You Say You Want a Revolution

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.27.2015 | Books
Maria Rodale

I spend a lot of my emotional, mental, and creative energy at the intersection of acceptance and resentment. Obviously, what this AA quote states are universal truths that are not merely about recovering from addiction.

Why I Read Romance Novels

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.27.2015 | Books
Maria Rodale

I started reading romance novels in college at my mother's insistence (long-ish story). As a student of women's literature, she declared that I couldn't legitimately receive such a degree without reading the most popular and profitable books by women, for women, about women.

10 Things I Learned from Reading Romance Novels

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.27.2015 | Books
Maria Rodale

From the very first lines of the very first romance novel I ever read in 1977 (Shanna, by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss), I was hooked: "Night gripped the c...

Romance Novels 101: The Infamous Book List That Changed My Life

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.27.2015 | Books
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels When my mother insisted that I, the snobby academic, read romance novels, I ...

The Most Powerful Word in the English Language: Hope

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.27.2015 | Books
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Jennifer Probst, author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance I remember I was hanging with my family one afternoon, and we were g...

Royal Watching and Royal Reading

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.16.2013 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels Fun fact: I was almost Mrs. Prince William and thus the future Queen of Engl...

The Sexiest Scent of All

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels I used to have a signature scent: It was Chanel No. 22 (the younger, lighter...

Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover--or a Woman by Her Wardrobe

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.12.2012 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure I've been thinking a lot about clothing lately--more than usua...

First Kisses: What I Learned from Bruce, Kenny, Jason, and the Avetts

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure This summer, I was lucky to see a few great concerts. In the mi...

This "Guilty Pleasure" Is Soooo
Good for You

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.14.2012 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure The other night I was trying to explain historical romance nov...

Is Your Beach Reading Dangerous?

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure Summer beach reading is here, which means that suddenly it's OK...