Sunday, July 31, 2005
Has Anyone Ever Asked These Questions??
I was visiting a Romance discussion group and during one of my answers came this thought:
A common vehicle of description in romance books lately refers to the "taste of the heroine's skin".
Tasted: like Fine Cream
Dew kissed roses
chocolate covered cherries
I ask you....when did we become "flavored"?
Sweat is salty. I've never heard of these, have you? She tasted as good as : Salty Honey? Chocolate covered Plums? As tart as Sauerkraut? As sharp as Cheddar Cheese? As elastic/pliable as Bubblicious? As smooth as Cottage Cheese? As juicey as a Georgia Peach??
What do you remember as the worst food comparison in a romance????
Who came up with these descriptives? Why do they work?
Why do authors of Romance Books continue to use them?
What value to they provide? (obviously not nutritional value *grin*)
Next question: If you agree with their use...why?
AND, WHAT FLAVOR WOULD YOU WANT TO BE?????
For me, well, I guess the flavor I'd want to be is the favorite flavor of the intended "taster" ..... isn't that what a good romance heroine should say?
What do YOU say???
Posted by Michele at Sunday, July 31, 2005