Valentine’s Day Quiz.

Because love is in the air and because I really love doing these things it’s time for another pop quiz. But first a quick word about romance novels: I found many of the titles on the Romance Writers Of America website, an organization that promotes and supports local libraries everywhere, and that is no joke. And neither are the titles.

Now without further ado, since it’s all much ado about nothing anyway, here’s your pop quiz. Winners will have the satisfaction of knowing they spend too much time on the internet.

Romance Novel or Clickbait Headline?

  1. What She Looks Like Now Is Crazy
  2. Never Say Goodbye
  3. The Trouble with Dukes
  4. She Had No Idea Why The Crowd Was Cheering
  5. Falling for the Highlander
  6. Seven Minutes in Heaven
  7. If She Only Knew
  8. Forgive My Fins
  9. What Could Possibly Happen?
  10. One Night with the Billionaire
  11. This Girl Didn’t Know What’s Inside Her
  12. Lady Luck’s Map of Vegas
  13. Think This Is Normal?
  14. This Will Shock You
  15. How to Bake a Perfect Life
  16. She Created A Life Hack
  17. Barefoot and Pregnant?
  18. Things You Should Never Apologize For
  19. The Daddy Makeover
  20. These Workers Just Want Money
  21. A Hunger Like No Other
  22. Great One-Liners
  23. What Happened Next Changed Everything
  24. The Danger of Desire
  25. The Castle in the Forest

12 Comments

  1. Ann Koplow

    My love for this post is in the air, Chris. You left us hanging in the air by listing #21 twice and not listing #23 in the answer key. #23 has to be clickbait and, yes, I spend too much time on the internet.

    Reply
    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      It would seem that I don’t spend enough time on the internet since I completely missed that.

      Reply
  2. Cindy Dorminy

    I missed one! I don’t know whether to be proud of myself or embarrassed.

    Reply
    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      Be proud. Some people look down on romance novels but really there are worse things you could be reading–like clickbait articles.

      Reply
  3. Margot

    At 68% this is the lowest score I’ve ever achieved on one of your quizzes. I also don’t know whether to be proud of myself or embarrassed.

    Reply
    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      It means you’ve avoided both clickbait and romance novels so interpret that as you will. Unless one of the ones you missed was the Norman Mailer novel. In that case be proud.

      Reply
  4. Mila

    i love your prize part the most. Also, quizzes always make me nervous.

    Reply
    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      The best part is losers also have the satisfaction of knowing they spend too much time on the internet.

      Reply
  5. Jay

    Oh dear.
    I think it’s time for humanity to go spend some time in the bomb shelter, not come out until it’s safe.

    Reply
    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      Sometimes I think so too but I can’t be completely down on romance novels. As long as people are still reading books, however trashy, I cling to the belief that there’s hope for us.

      Reply
  6. Allison

    I think you could write a thesis on the shift in Romance Novels. Early on, it was all about woman meets man, members throb and quiver, the end. Now, increasingly there are pregnancies, small children, and lots and lots of daddy issues. It seems like it started in the late 90s. Now, sure, there’s still a whole line of faith-based Harlequins where there isn’t any sex, but if you spend any time perusing the stacks, the ones where she’s looking for a father for her twins is far outweighs the ones where she wants a man to fondle “the twins”.

    Reply
    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      It sounds like you’re already way ahead on this, although I think if I do a thesis it’s going to start with Forgive My Fins and the whole sub-genre of mermaid romance. Unlike vampires and werewolves that’s an area I feel hasn’t been exploited enough.

      Reply

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