I read fiction. I get lost in fiction, I dive, sink, soak up and in to fiction. What if I couldn’t? I suppose the obvious answer would be ‘Non-Fiction’… duh; but let’s break it down a little shall we?
This weeks blog hop asks: “Many of us primarily read one genre of books, with others sprinkled in. If authors stopped writing that genre, what genre would you start reading? Or would you give up reading completely if you couldn’t read that genre anymore?” So I thought about it and came up with Real Life Drama.
Oh I’m not talking about Big Brother or Survivor reality t.v. shows turned into books; ho ho ho no! I’m talking about Alive, Into Thin Air, or 127 Hours. I used to read The Reader’s Digest as a child when I would visit my grandparents house. My favorite parts were always the I Survived! Unfortunately I can’t remember exactly what the article was titled, but I do remember reading about ship wreaks, shark attacks, and a dude who fell into a construction site and had rebar poking straight through him. They all survived.
[Two rabbit trail/side notes:
1) On The Goodwife, during the last of Peter Florick's campaign his publicity manager asked his mother "Why do senior citizen's read Reader's Digest?" She didn't even bat an eye when she answered "Why it's the large print."
2) Three words - Cordelia "I fell".]
Any way, basically I like when people tell me about their wicked survival stories. I loved Into Thin Air and I grimaced through Alive. Into the Great Solitude is another good true adventure type book, albeit a little quieter paced. So, this is how I would spend my days between the covers. This is actually how I should spend more now come to think of it.
Over and Out
So I may or may not have just burned through a lot of T.V. recently. More specifically - season 1, 2, & 3 of Castle; season 1 & 2 of Eureka; and season 1 & 2 of The Good Wife since two weeks ago. Maybe.
I may be extremely angry at having to wait to see if Will and Alicia really do get ‘one hour’, and if Bekette survives and remembers what Castle said to her just after she got shot. fortunately Eureka season 3 will be done in about an hour. Unfortunately there’s only 2.5 seasons left.
Remember that old summer camp game? Once upon a time there was a girl who loved a boy. Unfortunately he didn’t love her, fortunately she didn’t care because she soon got over him. Unfortunately the girl soon contracted smallpox, fortunately the cure was just around the corner. And so on. What was that supposed to teach us anyway?!
Anyway all this means I’m way behind according to Goodreads. That infernal judgemental internet robot police. I won’t tell you exactly how far behind. But I will tell you that I’m working on it. This list is turning into the Jarndyce and Jarndyce suite.