Posted on 09/01/2018 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Junk food is what you’ll probably be eating throughout this weekend — it is not, however, a literary genre that you yourself aren’t particularly fond of.

Book Riot’s Jessica Avery spent two months chewing over how to politely and firmly make that point, after one particular romance-novels-as-frivolity article stuck in her craw.

This past week, she was finally ready to publicly tear down romance detractors who love the analogy of the genre as junk food.

And she did an exceptional, eloquent job — read it all here.

Tagged As: BookRiot, Romance

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