Happy Saturday all!
As many of you know, a while back I implemented my Saturday Chaturday posts on the last Saturday of each month. These posts were meant to be a catch all type deal for recaps, future posts, and discussions. What I decided to do now is post these whenever I do not have a beauty review to post. So I would love for you all to chat with me!
Does what you read influence how you feel about future reads?
What I mean by this is, if you have read a lot of sci-fi, do you judge new sci-fi harshly? If you have read a few slow burning romances, do you now steer clear of “insta-love” stories? Does reading many books in one particular genre, or with certain tropes, shape how we feel about future reads, and new authors and stories?
Example: I remember falling in love with the Twilight series 10 years ago. It seemed “romantic” that Bella had a vampire stalker, and there was an instant pull between them. I look back at it now and cringe. What was I thinking? I recently read Shiver, which many have compared to Twilight, and was not impressed. I felt that the relationship was too instant, and was very obsessive and unhealthy. The beginning of last year I remember enjoying a few insta-love stories, but lately I’ve read several books that have involved slowly developed relationships. These relationships have taken time and have been built on depth, and the love that comes from truly getting to know a person. Now I can’t even fathom enjoying another insta-love story.
Will this change? Am I feeling like this because I have read so many of those types of books lately? Will I enjoy insta-love again if I wait long enough?
What about you?
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