HUSH Podcast #139 – What I Read: Romance

Show Notes

Joining us in the studio: Stephanie Hall and Autumn Friedli

Stephanie Hall is the Learning Experiences Manager at the library. She is in charge of learning through play, which translates into fun. In her spare time Stephanie likes to get lost in books that she has a pretty good idea on how they are going to end, hence her love of romance novels.

Autumn Friedli is the Readers Team Supervisor at the library. Her job is to connect adult readers with GREAT books. She reads romance and thrillers and would even consider reading a romantic thriller. She mostly reads advanced readers copies so she can start creating a buzz for up and coming things.

Why choose this topic?

Many people read romance novels – according to the Romance Writers of America, in 2016 romance made up 23 percent of the overall U. S. fiction market. However, not all romance readers are willing to talk about what they love about reading romance novels. Autumn, Stephanie and Lissa share their own romance reading experiences and support each other in choosing great reads in the future.

What’s a romance novel?

Two basic elements comprise every romance novel: a central love story and an emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending.

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Every three weeks join librarian hosts Thad Hartman, Lissa Staley and Miranda Ericsson with special guests from the library and community in a new episode of HUSH.

Thad, Miranda and Lissa host the HUSH podcast

Thad, Miranda and Lissa host the HUSH podcast

Lissa Staley

Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book discussion leader, NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, and frequent library customer. She loves her kids, being a librarian, living in Topeka, and helping people form connections and community. (She's the Community Connections Librarian!) She reads a new book every few days, but is enjoying the audiobook of "Empress of Forever" by Max Gladstone, the ebook "When We Were Magic" by Sarah Gailey and is eagerly awaiting John Scalzi's "The Last Emperox" in April!