|I shall be standing up here for the rest of the post.|
Now don't get me wrong, most of the modern heroines I've read have jobs that take up almost all their waking hours, either because they are career driven to the point of obsession or because they've got someone dependent on them like a young child or aged parent.
But what do these girls 'do' in their spare time, should they actually ever have it?
When I put down a contemporary book I'm always left with the impression that the heroine is going to cut down their hours and spend it with the hero of their happily-ever-after.
But doing what exactly?
|Let's take this particular hobby as a given, ok?|
Alright, other than that, because let's face facts, no matter what a novel might lead you to believe, no man can really to provide such entertainment twenty four hours a day for the rest of his life.
So are accomplishments and hobbies just unfashionable right now? And I mean hobbies, I don't mean where some enterprising heroine has turned her hobby into a successful business, I mean someone acquiring specific skills or talents. Are the only allowable hobbies to be socialising with friends? What's so damned wrong with a girl being able to knit her man a scarf in the evening, or is it only acceptable if the fore mentioned scarf is going to be used as part of some deviant act later on?
But I do worry about the happily-ever-afters of the contemporary romances. Is a happy ever after really believable if the only thing the couple have in common is an attraction for each other?