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I wanted a forum where we could talk about bookish subjects from swoon-worthy covers to the price of eBooks. I will share my thoughts on a different subject each month and ask you yours. In the process, I hope we get to know each other a little better. I made a pot of hazelnut coffee and have some grey earl tea so grab a cup and let’s chat:
As I took a look back over the last few years of reading it became glaringly clear that I am a seasonal reader. While I still read a multitude of genres all year long, my genre mood is affected by the weather outside. So it got me wondering is it me or does this happen to everyone?
Just as I crave flip-flops and braids in the summer my reading mood changes to beach-side tales, romances, coming of age and hot, smexy reads. I want that promise of love ever after, for characters to find themselves and be witness to a second chance romance at an island beach house. I want happily-ever-afters. Fluffy, feel-good romances whether they are filled with dukes, rogues, tattooed college boys are swoon-worthy cowboys.
When the leaves begin to turn and sweaters are all in fashion I look to thrillers, mysteries, and ghostly tales. I want serial killers and paranormal woo-woo. I want my romance wrapped in paranormal suspense or on the side. I want dark, gritty and magical books. I want my men to be alpha-males, shifters, vampires or tough rugged men who face danger or solve crimes. Give me snarky characters and kick-ass heroines I want to be surprised by twists and turns and scared out of my freakin’ mind. Send in the zombies, aliens and paranormal creatures!
As winter sets and snow falls, I find myself swept up in holiday tales, historical fiction, dystopians and urban fantasy. I am not going to lie to you if you slap some snow, a holiday dress, Christmas tree or one of those cozy snow-covered cabins on the cover with a holiday title…I start to drool. It doesn’t matter what genre…I want my holiday spirit, miracles, romance and inspirational reads! As the holiday ends and the new year begins, I want meaty books; dystopians, post-apocalyptic, trilogies, steampunk, thrillers and more.
When the birds start chirping and flowers begin to peak out from the ground I want fantasy, romance, and swoon-worthy characters. Give me books on hope, redemption, new begins. This is when I am most likely to read books that touch me emotionally and have a good cry.
Of course, I love all of these books all year long, but am drawn to them the most at certain times of the year, so my question to you dear reader: Are you a seasonal reader?
~ Confessions of a seasonal book addict
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