Wednesday, September 26, 2012
I have a LOT of nightmares - at least three nights of the week. That's too much, and it's getting really wearisome. When I realized that most of my nightmares involve some sort of apocalyptic scenario, I made a decision to cut back on dystopian books, shows, and movies (at least temporarily). My subconscious would probably calm down if I didn't feed it so many ideas. Revolution is new and features sword-wielding Billy Burke (how far you've come, Charlie Swan!), so it gets a pass. But I didn't notice how many of the hot new books are dystopian, and I have to stop reaching for them automatically. There's already enough happening in the real world to be scared about.
Unfortunately, that leaves me short on exciting reads. Can anyone recommend good, interesting fiction (YA or adult) that's exciting but not traumatizing? I might focus more on memoirs and stuff for a while, but I need a good novel to relax and cleanse my brain at least once a month. I just saw that a new Lucy Valentine book came out in May, so I might start there!