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Why Do You Read What You Read?

I’ve always been a voracious reader, preferring hard cover books over paperback or digital, and marking them up with my own cryptic code.

During my midlife unraveling, I had a moment where I realized the hundreds of books that I had read over the course of my adult life reflected an unconsciously directed curriculum.

From everything feminist, to entrepreneurship and leadership, to spirituality, to depth psychology, I began to see how these books contributed to the lens through which I process life experiences.

I have to give credit to Fifty Shades of Grey – a book I would not normally have chosen – as responsible for setting me on a path that eventually led to my exploring women’s experience of reconciling sexuality and spirituality.

My first three creative writing pieces: The Fantasy, A Single Moment, and Unleashed, simply flowed out of me as if directed by what can only be described as Spirit or pure creative consciousness.

I had to work hard to finalize these pieces, but I just felt called to share the experiences that they seek to capture.

Wondering . . .

As I try to find more people who will be entertained by or receive some healing from my writing, I WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOU!

What genres do you like to read?

Have your reading interests changed over the years?

If you enjoy romance or erotic fiction, what makes it a great story for you?

If you enjoy memoir-oriented stories about women’s lives, what makes those most interesting?

What is your guilty pleasure?

LET’S START A CONVERSATION in the comments section.

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Soleah Kenna Sadge
Soleah Kenna Sadge
Sep 11, 2020

Hi Deborah! Interesting questions... I write low Fantasy, but I love to read many genres: mystery, historical romance, PNR, urban fantasy, historical detective stories. After reading your post, I started thinking what they have in common. Basically, they help me unconsciously know that for every problem, there is a solution, albeit a fantastical one. :) No matter how hard a situation is, how long it takes, the only possible outcome is to prevail.


Sep 08, 2020

Hi Deborah,

Great post. You made it very clear why you write what you write. I like to write and read psychological thrillers, or thrillers of any kind. And every so often, I pick up a romance.

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