What are you looking for in your next great read? 🤔

Anyone who reads this blog most likely enjoys classics, but I’m really interested in specific things people are looking for. Creative writing? Complex characters? Sheer escapism? Do let me know!

11 responses to “What are you looking for in your next great read? 🤔”

  1. Books that are written with a feeling of familiarity (like Hi reader; you’re already in!) and also gracefulness in prose or poetry, whether fictional or more true to life. 🙂 🙂
    I am also looking for magical realism books.


    1. I like all of those, too, especially how you put it, “gracefulness”!


  2. First time seeing the new layout — cool! On the question…what I’m looking for changes week by week, sometimes day by day. Sometimes I’m in a definite Mood — space camp was a big example, and sometimes I’ll go on a computer or science series. Sometimes I want a cheap thriller to relax with, other times a meaty bit of literature to sink my teeth into and gnaw on for a while. Right now my mood is for timely speculative fiction novels; I bought several Monday, and will be alternating between those and some science texts.


    1. Thanks, Stephen! I don’t know if I’ll ever find The Perfect WP theme, but it’s fun to experiment. 😀

      I’m such a mood reader as well. Maybe that is why it’s hard for me to sit down and work on my own writing. I’m really hoping to change that, though.


  3. Generally I look for two things in a book – both Fiction and Non-Fiction… To be entertained and informed. If the author can manage both I’m happy indeed.


    1. It definitely takes skill! I’ve become a lot more sensitive lately to whether a book engages/entertains me or not. It completely changes not only my impression of the book but my actual reading style.


  4. Happy, peaceful books with humor interwoven in and beautiful prose and setting and lovable characters (literally describing LM Montgomery books in my mind right now). Sort of idealized reality.

    Or humor and romance and and maybe mystery (like Mary Stewart).

    Or goofy hilarious escapism like Georgette Heyer.

    Or humor and uniqueness and quirky charm (like Gerald Durrell’s Corfu trilogy)


    1. I see the common thread of humor! 🙂 I need to get better at that. I think I only discovered how to make jokes in the past eight years. 😆


  5. Off topic but… I’ve just posted my Legends of Western Cinema Tag if you’re interested..

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  6. Plot, authentic feelings & good narrative.

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    1. Yes, authentic feeling is a big one for me, too!


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Hi, I’m Marian—sharing a fondness for classics and other books here and on my YouTube channel. I’m a Christian, designer, and avid tea drinker, and my home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest, US.


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