I was brainstorming bookmark design ideas yesterday and came up with the phrase “reading tastes.”
I imagined my friend’s baby chewing on the corner of a board book–this friend once wrote, “She loves books. Especially the corners.”
I imagined scratch-and-sniff turned lick-and-taste.
Hey, you like what you like; I like what I like. Leave me alone.
Then I imagined this list:
My Reading Tastes
- Picture Books = peanut butter
- Middle Grade = strawberry rhubarb (yummy, sweet, beginning to get complex)
- Young Adult = sour lemon (I make the same face when I eat sour lemon and when I read teen angst.)
- Puzzle Books = Thanksgiving dinner (A complete meal, nutritious, delicious. They make you want to overindulge.)
- History = sharp cheese
- Literature = orange spice
- Romance = chocolate
- Mystery = bubblegum (Something to chew on, I guess.)
- Memoir = chai (Huh. Go figure.)
- Fantasy = mashed potatoes (They’re kind of all the same–a la LOTR–and, for me, most stories are clear soup compared to mashed potato fantasy. I cannot see my way through them. What can I say? I’m not a fantasy person.)
- Adventure = curry
- Horror = brussel sprouts (Just…ew.)
- Erotica = cinnamon
Now you’re all wondering how much erotica I read. Ha! Wouldn’t you like to know!
What I did not imagine: a good embroidery design.
Dive right in!
Your turn. Tell us your reading tastes in the comments. You can use fewer, more, or different categories.
If you prefer to write your reading tastes on your own blog, I hope you’ll link back here so I can come read them. Or e-mail me. My address is in the sidebar, you know.