I love a good book! Sometimes it takes me a chapter or two to really get into it, but once the story bites, I’m hooked! There are several authors I really enjoy, but truth be told, sometimes I head over to the cheesy romance section of the bookstore for a couple of paperbacks. Greg knows this, so for Christmas this year, he threw a couple of cowboy-themed novels into my stocking.
The other day, I finished the last of them. I took my time and wandered through the stories relishing in the campy lines, predictable plots and fascinating descriptions. It’s a fun distraction and I delight in the easy entertainment. Of course, sometimes a line or two strikes a chord in me. I’ve highlighted passages, torn out pages and shared lines with friends. The most recent was a line in One Night Charmer by Maisey Yates: “Love isn’t a finish line. It’s the first step on a journey.”
Once, in a bookstore, I saw a quote on the wall. I loved it so much I tracked down the source and bought the book, The Chaos of Stars. The story made the quote even better. I had it laser-cut into copper and it takes up an entire wall in our bedroom.
Sure, I’ll go back to crime novels and mysteries again. But for now, I’m grateful for the delightfully fun stories in the paperback romance section of the store.
There’s a whole world out there just waiting to be explored. Explore a fantasy world in the pages of a book while you’re at it.
© The World A to Z, LLC 2022 — Unless otherwise indicated, no compensation was received for this blog.