Had a wonderful week of parties every day (not an exaggeration) and taking advantage of tons of beach time (yes, I have a mean tan already)
So although I was away from the blogosphere, I checked in on Facebook and Goodreads and sometimes Twitter when I had a free moment. And it was on Goodreads that I noticed a cool review for one of my books--which naturally prompted this post.
The review was for Sunny Days for Sam and what made it interesting was this:
I imagine if you could feed your brain cotton candy and ice cream in book form this book would be an excellent choice!
It's a quick read too so it would be like a Lady PacMan read! Just chomp chomp chomp until you're done!
I would read it on one of those days where you just need something light hearted! :)
Naturally, I had to tell my critique partners and we all had a good laugh because it's not everyday your book gets compared to cotton candy, ice cream, and Lady PacMan all in ONE review. LOL!
One my critique partners, Nina Croft, said a reviewer once compared one of her books to Jalapeno Kettle Chips because you couldn't read just a little bit but had to devour the whole book. (Love that!)
So we thought it was interesting how many readers compare books to food!
It's probably the easiest analogy to relate to, but still, it had me thinking about what I like to read in terms of food. Most times, I do like a light sweet read (probably why that's what I write). So yeah, I like a little bowl of "ice cream".
Books are a treat to me, so that's how I want to spend my limited free time.
Maybe you like to read books that would be considered more "junk food" on the beach or even vacation (or all the time).
I even like to switch up genres in between my romance reading and read horror or suspense for what I like to call "sorbet" to my reading pallet. :-)
My favorite author is Susan Elizabeth Phillips. I have always said her books were like crack cocaine. Yes, not food, but if I had to translate that to food, I'd probably say some sort of "decadent flourless chocolate cake".
Oh yeah. Now I'm hungry...
Think about books you tend to read and like, or even your favorite authors.
How would you compare those books to food?