I checked in at the Booking Through Thursday blog, which is the host for a weekly book meme or blogging prompt. Here is this week’s prompt:
All other things being equal (good writing, enthralling story, etc), which would you rather read—something serious, angsty, and tragic? Or something light, fluffy, and fun? Or a blend of both? (Since, really, isn’t that how real life works?)
I like to read something different to balance out my readings. For example, after I finished the tome that Under the Dome is, I need to read a more quiet, contemplative literary fiction like Instructions For A Heatwave. A heavy historical fiction on the Second World War like like The Gods of Heavenly Punishment would be countered by a by something with a smaller scope, such as the current book, The Why of Things, although the subject matter is nonetheless lighter. A long story short: I usually don’t read the same genre back-to-back. So I need a Tom Wolfe after Toni Morrison.