Free Book Friday: Reader’s Choice!


Signs of spring….. buds on the trees.

Reader’s choice contest! Super romance reader Melissa came up with this weekend’s contest–how many boxes of books does a romance fan pack when she moves? Here are some clues to help you guess– The boxes are standard book boxes from U-Haul: 13 inches high, 13 inches wide, 16 inches long. Two boxes are hardbacks, and she has more paperbacks than trade size. She started reading romance novels in her teens and remembers her first read as The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss. (One of the early historical romances I read was also a Kathleen Woodiwiss book–I bet a lot of us can say the same!) Historicals are Melissa’s favorites, and with her busy life, she reads about one book a week. She started collecting romance novels in 2000, and when asked what she loves about the romance genre, she says, “Visiting places I’ve been, haven’t been, and places that don’t exist. Plus I love a happy ending. Oh, and if I’m not gettin’ any romance I may as well read about it. LOL!” :heart:

So, how many boxes of books did Melissa pack to move her romance collection?

:elephant:The prize: your pick of the March Silhouette Romance Suspense releases! His Only Obsession by Beverly Barton, Mission M.D. by Linda Turner, Shadow Surrender by Linda Conrad, or One Hot Target by Diane Pershing.


  1. Teresa W. says:

    Wow this is going to be a hard one. I’m going to say that I thinkthe total amount of boxes of books she has is 18. Would love to see what she has in her collection!

  2. Carol says:

    I loved The Flame and the Flower! I loved all of Kathleen’s books! You must have a lot of books, Mel! I like to read about a HEA ending, too! lol I’ll guess you have packed 41 boxes.

  3. Shari C says:

    Wow! Melissa sounds like a very avid reader so she probably has quite a few boxes. My guess is 42.

  4. alissa says:

    Interesting to read about book collections. 26 boxes.

  5. Cheryl S. says:

    I’ve “seen” Melissa on the other boards and I know she loves to read. I’m going to say 55 boxes.

  6. Crystal B. says:

    My guess is 47.

  7. Susan says:

    This is hard! I’ll guess 17. It all depends on the size of the boxes.:roll:

  8. RobynL says:

    I’ll say 39 boxes, yikes.:yes:

  9. catslady says:

    LOL I’ll up that one – 43!

  10. Maureen says:

    I’m going to guess 10.

  11. TeresaH says:

    I’ll guess 27

  12. Minna says:

    My guess is 53.

  13. Lis says:

    I’ll say an even 30

  14. alissa says:

    Hard to guess. 28

  15. Marianne says:

    Depends on the box, doesn’t it? Um…. I’ll say 38…

  16. Crystal says:

    I can’t wait to hear how many boxes.
    My guess is 15 boxes.:wink:

  17. Stefanie says:

    My guess is… 38!:elephant:

  18. Jessica Raymond says:

    Wow, these guesses are all pretty high! But I’ll go with 9 anyway…

    Jess x

  19. Ashley says:

    I’ll guess 23.

  20. Kathleen says:

    My guess is 15 boxes!

  21. Rachelle says:

    I could never be certain but I’ll go for 19..

  22. Francis says:

    wow, so many responses.. oh, well how about 11

  23. Anicz says:

    what about 25?

  24. Marylin C. says:

    I’ll say…hmm.. 20

  25. michael says:

    could it be 32?

  26. Arnulfo says:

    what about 37 boxes?