Month: April 2015

Read What You Like

    Everyone has the right to read whatever they want. So many of us read one thing and say we do or don’t read something else. It’s like a secret sin. I have a friend who would rather die than admit she’d read anything less highbrow than classic literature, an insightful memoir or a complicated depressing literary fiction novel with a thousand pages. Ugh.   I dip my toes into many types of literature when the mood strikes, but if an author can engage me in a journey of emotion, where good eventually triumphs and cap it off with a happy ending, then I’m all kinds of satisfied. Take me to another place, make me root for the hero/heroine and really, truly care about their circumstances, and when I come out of the pages, hopefully, I’ll have forgotten where I am, what I was supposed to do and think about the story for days to come.   And the whole romance thing, well, let’s discuss that for a moment. In life, very few of us …