Writing Wednesday for February 11, 2015: The Romance in Writing, moderated by Robyn McIntyre. Follow #LitChat on Twitter, or login to our dedicated channel at www.nurph.com/litchat.Romance With Books

Once upon a time, most people didn’t know how to read or if they knew, they had very little to read that wasn’t religious or scientific. Along came the novel, and suddenly there was an emotional connection to reading. People could identify with places and characters, situations, and yearnings found between the pages. Since then, we have created a cult of personality: fandom. Austen fans, Holmes fans, fans of Dante, and Shakespeare. Join #LitChat on this pre-Valentine Writing Wednesday, as we explore the romance between the reader and the book.

Suggested reading:

Loving Literature, A Cultural History review by Deborah Rogers

On Loving Literature review by William Garaldi

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