Dear 100 Hour Board,
To Panda of Board Question #52219, there is something you should know about that might give you comfort, as far as the romance novels are concerned. In the Sampler room, where many of these are housed, they actually keep a binder which lists all the romance authors, and more importantly, what their ratings are. There are some websites (which are listed in the binder) that actually give ratings to romance novels. I don't remember the exact categories, but it basically starts with just kissing, and each level goes up from there, sort of like a movie rating system. It isn't going to stop anybody if they're really wanting to read a trashy novel, but it's a helpful aid for those who might enjoy the genre but don't want to get caught in that trap.