What Are Your Comfort Books?

What are your comfort books? I define comfort books as the books I turn to again and again and enjoy each time I read them. Sometimes, I’m not in an adventurous mood and want to dive into a book that I know will have a good ending. Or I’m depressed and need to read the… Continue Reading →

What Makes You Not Finish a Book?

What makes you not finish a book? My reasons come under two headings: content and style. Under content, I quit reading if there’s too much cursing or too much graphic or inappropriate content. I can’t give you any hard and fast rules. I just know that if I’m reading a story and those things make… Continue Reading →

What Are Your Favorite Book Genres?

The month of May is all about readers on JPC Allen Writes. I’ll be discussing all kinds of bookish topics. So today I’m asking what are your favorite book genres? If you’ve visited my site very often, you know that my #1 favorite genre is mystery. But there are many subgenres under mystery. I love… Continue Reading →

The Father Hunt by Rex Stout

Since it’s NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), I’m featuring one of my favorite novels. One surprising pleasure of getting older is finding new enjoyment in books I originally didn’t like. The summer I was twenty, I tried the Father Brown mysteries and didn’t like them at all. Twenty years later, I read them and couldn’t… Continue Reading →

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