Lately I’ve been reading a lot of stories that have brought tears to my eyes. Am I in a season? Am I choosing all the same kind of books? Who knows. But I enjoy reading books that bring out emotions, and cause us to think and reflect on life. On the importance of relationships and how they affect us.
I’ve also come to determine that reading good books is therapy. What a balm for the soul!
I love that reading takes you on a journey-takes you places you may never have visited, puts you in situations you haven’t delved into before. Opens your eyes to new possibilities. What fun!
We’ve also talked here quite a bit about series and reading about the families authors have brought to life, books we look forward to reading in the future, seeing what love and romance comes into these towns regarding these families and friends. Fiction can take us out of the realities of real life for a little while, and at times that is what we need.
I guess you could say this is a reflective post. All the authors of this blog have a common thread–we love to write books about love–and about how God’s love propels us to love well. And to me, those are the best types of books. Are there other great books in other genres? Yes. Are there crime novels, mysteries, that can keep us glued to the page? Yes.
But for me, God’s love and romance is the best combination. That’s why I love writing the books that I do. I recently sent a book to an editor and am waiting for a response. I’m also working on another book, trying to plan the story, but that makes me crazy–but I’m learning more how to plan ahead, then not have such a mess at the end. :)
What about you? Do you have times in your life where you just want to crawl into good books? Why do you love this genre?
We’re going way back to my first novel, Her Best Catch. If you leave a comment, your name will go into a drawing for an E copy of my first novel.