It’s that time again, after several missed weeks: time for the Booking Through Thursday meme!
Do you get on a roll when you read, so that one book leads to the next, which leads to the next, and so on and so on?
I don’t so much mean something like reading a series from beginning to end, but, say, a string of books that all take place in Paris. Or that have anthropologists as the main character. Or were written in the same year. Something like that… Something that strings them together in your head, and yet, otherwise could be different genres, different authors…
Hmm. Sort of. I’ll go on a mysteries kick, or a horror kick, or a single-author kick, or a learning-about-gardening (or whatever) kick at times. I haven’t done it quite as much recently, but it certainly happens. I’d say those are the three most common forms: I get into a new genre/sub-genre interest; I read a bunch of books by an author I’ve recently discovered; or I read a bunch of books in order to learn something new.
This is totally unrelated, but… I was looking at the back of a package of graham crackers this morning and saw a recipe there labeled as “wholesome” snacking. I assumed the fresh raspberries were what they used to justify that, since the sugar in graham crackers isn’t something I think of as wholesome. Then I stopped dead when I saw the entire jar of marshmallow fluff. Okay, so the cream cheese in the recipe is fat-free, but a whole jar of processed sugar?! WHOLESOME?!! Who in hell labels these things?