Welcome to Day #10 of the April A to Z Challenge, where participants are challenged to create a post every day (except Sundays) corresponding to the appropriate letter of the alphabet. If you’d like to learn more, hit the badge on my sidebar.
I’ll be posting about bookish topics each day of the challenge. Here’s today’s post:
I read a lot of different types of books for a lot of different reasons—for pleasure, to escape, to learn, and to connect with others, to list just a few. But sometimes all I want to do is to give my brain a break. When I’m in that kind of mood, I crave books that fit into what I call the “junk food” category.
It’s similar to my feelings about food and cooking. I usually enjoy preparing and eating meals that are wonderfully delicious, nutritious, and that look pretty on the plate. But every once in awhile I get a huge craving for a big, greasy cheeseburger!
Junk food books are the ones that aren’t going to make me think too hard. I’m probably not going to be announcing to anyone that I’m reading them. They probably aren’t going to show up on too many “Best of . . .” lists. I’m most likely not going to remember much about them after I finish the last page. And I’ve come to the realization that all of that is completely OK!
How about you? Do you ever crave “junk food books”? Please share!