Monday, August 26, 2013

Musing Monday, August 26, 2013

Musing Mondays ( asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
MusingMondays5• Describe one of your reading habits. • 
Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! 
 • Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
 •Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
 • Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

If you have been following me this month you know I have gone on a Contemporary Romance reading binge.  I have been surprised by how many of the books shine a light on some very serious subjects.  The stories have included things like teen bullying, STD's, drug abuse, alcoholism, lose of limbs in war, battered women, teens who doctor pictures and post on the internet, and teen depression.  While the solution is always positive in the books and is not always positive in real life it still brings these problems to the attention of the readers.  I think the authors are helping people understand and think about some serious problems while telling a good story.


Toni D. said...

I think it's great that authors are getting braver at tackling subjects that are generally considered taboo. It makes me wonder if people are becoming more open-minded, or are writers now going for the shock-and-awe strategy to market their books?

Here's my musing. :)

caite said...

They have to be relevant, don't they..