I’m such a snob when it comes to books. For example, the other day a fellow teacher came to chat after school, and she began telling me about a book she was reading. I couldn’t tell you the name because my brain didn’t feel it worth storing away. She described the book as a deeply sad, yet beautiful, emotional book. As she went on about how depressing-yet-great the book is, I kept thinking, “why would you want to waste valuable time reading something dreary when you could delve into an epic fantasy of high adventure and fun characters?”
I read to escape reality. If a book requires a box of tissues to be handy at all times, it’s not for me. Give me a rip-roaring adventure any time! But that's me. What about you? What type of books draw you in? Are you a happy-ender type of person like me? Or maybe you can’t resist a good emotional foray into the character’s troubled life? Perhaps you prefer books that educate? Whichever way you gravitate, share it with us. I'd love to hear from you!