Brain exertion
by KimLenox on March 28th, 2010

STATUS: Turned in new proposal to agent. Yippee!
MOOD: Hopeful

My kiddo had a birthday this weekend, and so we went to see HOW TO FEED YOUR DRAGON. I don’t usually love kids’ movies, but this one was fantastic - I highly recommend it, even if you don’t have kids!

So this week our “theme” is to ask you, Dear Reader, a question we’d like you to answer.

Most romance writers, and many authors who don’t even write romance, belong to Romance Writers of America. It’s a great organization with great leadership and participation, and lots of resources and benefits for its members. They also put on the RITA and GOLDEN HEART CONTESTS. This week the finalists were announced. We’ll learn who the winners are at our annual conference in Nashville in July. Congratulations to all the finalists!

If you have a moment, look over the list and see if any of your favorite authors are there! You’ll see that the names and titles represent many different types of writing, even within the more specific sub categories.

My question to you as readers would be: What do you prefer - an easy comfort read? or a complex, make-you-think read? And as an added or alternate question, what’s your put-down-the-book button? The thing you read on a book blurb or see on a cover or in the pages of a book that makes you put a book down and not pick it back up again?

9 comments to “Brain exertion”

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    For me, I like a bit of both - if a book’s too easy, I get bored, but I’m not always in the mood for brain-crunchers. What I like best is to get sucked into a book and only realize it’s making me think when I’m too engrossed to wimp out–and then mull it over for days after I’ve finished.

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    Congrats on getting that proposal sent! Such a lovely feeling to put work on somebody else’s desk :)

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    I’m currently favoring the easy comfort reads. I’m feeling rather tired with work and all and just want to curl up on my couch and dream away. Note that I don’t want a book stuff that puts me to sleep. If it is boring and I catch myself snoozing over it’s pages I’ll put away & never pick it up again.

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