Shelf Love: A Romance Novel Book Club

013: The History of Bromance Novels and Emotional Idiots with Pop Culture Archivist Steve Ammidown

Episode Summary

Guest Steve Ammidown (BGSU Browne Popular Culture Library Archivist) joins the podcast to discuss The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams. Topics include Romancelandia’s history, Warm blanket reads, Men’s friendships, Men reading romance, Emotional idiots, What we give of ourselves in marriage, and Why The Bromance Book Club is a book worth reading.

Episode Notes

Guest: Steve Ammidown (Manuscripts and Research Archivist at BGSU Browne Popular Culture Library)

We read: The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

Website: BGSU Browne Popular Culture Library

Twitter: @Stegan

BGSU Pop Culture Library Twitter

Books mentioned:

Can you redeem baddies from book 1 in book 2?

Kini Allen’s episode - Julianna Keyes’ Time Served has an antagonist who is the MC in Book 2, In Her Defense

Alisha Rai, Forbidden Hearts series.

Discussed in Episode 1, We discussed Lord Saint Vincent from Lisa Kleypas’s Wallflower series, who is the villain in book 2 (It Happened One Autumn) but the MC in book 3 (Devil in Winter)

Other mentions:

Trope Town: Men’s Friendships


@Readaholic19, Jess (@romtenkey) on Twitter, Kat Jackson, Nathan Burgoine


Shelf Love is part of the Frolic Podcast Network.