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Elena Likes Books

I am an avid reader of YA, fantasy, and romance, a librarian, and a writer of fantasy short fiction.

Currently reading

Cut & Run
Abigail Roux, Madeleine Urban
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Shel Silverstein
The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius
John Joseph Adams
The Thousand Names
Django Wexler
The Duchess Hunt
Jennifer Haymore
A Rogue by Any Other Name - Sarah MacLean Too many shades of, "If you just love him hard enough, he will stop being an asshole!" for me to be really comfortable with it. Too bad, because I really loved [b:One Good Earl Deserves a Lover|13424032|One Good Earl Deserves a Lover (The Rules of Scoundrels, #2)|Sarah MacLean|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1347203820s/13424032.jpg|18886693]. The many, many HR conflicts that are basically, "The hero treats the heroine like shit until he suddenly comes to his senses and realizes he loves her" piss me off. In real life, men who treat women like shit generally don't change in one "Oh! I actually love her and should stop being an asshole!" blink of an eye, which makes books like these really poor models for what makes a good relationship.