Well, folks, I don’t know about where you are, but right here, it’s HOT.
So … when you think about “hot reading,” what does that make you think of? Beach reading? Steamy romances? Books that take place in hot climates? Or cold ones?
Just recently I started exploring the romance genre a little beyond the paranormal and regency period romance novels, and so I suppose it is fitting that the thing that comes to mind when I think of “hot reading” is the romance genre.In most of these books there are happy endings, which since things are in a bit of a rut in my real life at the moment, I’m really enjoying living vicariously through these reads, most of which are simple, cheesy, and just what I need to get my mind off of real life crap.
Aside from my exploration of the new genre, “hot reading” reminds me of one other thing. The Four Month Challenge that I’m taking part in. One of the categories there is a book that you read outside, and all I can think is, if this heat and humidity keeps up, it’ll be a while before I get to that one.
I never got into the romance genre, but I’m a big fan of living vicariously through books- especially when in one of life’s ruts. I’d be putting off that challenge’s category as well.
My hot reading is watery, nautical fiction in which I cool off.
Interesting and quite literal. And honestly, something that probably would have never crossed my mind due to the sheer common sense of it.
And as far a living viicariously through books, It can’t hurt. As long as you are still living life on your own a bit, what does it hurt to have some extra literal experiences?
I’m really into romance myself. I have read and do read some erotic-ish books. They are quite hot! Not the creepy sleazy-written porno book but well crafted ones like The Secret Diary of a London Call Girl.
I suppose a hot read like you say is an outsdoorsy one- for me it’s a magnifique book.
It’s funny, because I never really got into romance novels. I do admit to reading my fair share of vampire and other paranormal romances, but beyond that I never really thought of it. Then I read some Nora Roberts, and I’m hooked with the genre. I never realized how many sub-genres of romance there were until I browsed the romance section of Barnes and Noble. Now I’m trying to read a bit of everything. I haven’t read The Secret Diary of a London Call Girl yet, but it has been on my list for a while. Maybe I’ll get around to it a bit sooner now.