It is a truth universally acknowledged that cravings are real and they don’t only exist during pregnancies. Oh no. I bet that you all have at one time had the urge to snack on something, but today I would like to talk to you about book cravings. Cravings related to reading. When you are “just in the mood for” a particular trope (yes, heroine won in a card game historical romance), or the hero having a certain job (give me some fire-fighter hunks), or a setting (anyone want wedding romances?).
It happens to me all the time. When I finish a book and I’m at that moment of deciding what to read next I ask myself: what am I in the mood for? And sometimes it’s just general guidelines like I want a historical romance to shake things up a bit after the 4 or so contemporaries I have read, but usually there are some specific things I crave. I want to read certain tropes like the fake engagement/arranged marriage, or the friends to lovers or enemies to lovers I can’t tire of, or want to read about a sexy military hero, or a small town romance, or an athlete hero, or … and I could go on. It’s as if I have different drawers for the different categories I can put the books in, which of course doesn’t mean a book cannot be in several “drawers”. 😉
I also noticed that a few years back I just had this feeling gnawing at me, that I was itching for something but couldn’t really pinpoint what. I would start books and when they failed to grab my attention or I just wasn’t enjoying them, I would put them down and try something else. But lately my craving identification superpower has been honed. Now I can determined and identify what I’m in the mood for and give my (body and) soul what it craves.
So tell me,
Have you ever had book craving?
And do you crave more general (like genre: mystery, romance, etc) or more specific things (certain trope or kind of hero)?
Can you easily identify what you are craving for or does it take some guessing?
Have you ever resisted these cravings?
And if we are speaking cravings, do tell: what was your most unusual or memorable craving? (either book or food related) 😉