This week’s musings will be short and sweet-like me (snort).
In light of everything that’s going on in the world (and truthfully, when has it not been going on), I know that some readers read solely for escapism. And I am admittedly one of those readers. But sometimes, I’ll come across a story that is so engrossing, and not just because the author gave me some good romance, but because she spoke on some thangs that touched me in the most profound way.
They acknowledged, without shoving it down my throat, that although they’re writing fiction, the shit they’re writing about also has an agenda. And I’m not just talking about race. It could be misogyny, rape culture, homelessness and economic injustice, politics, whatever…I soak it up, and I genuinely appreciate a writer who’s willing to go there-even if I don’t always agree with what they’re saying.
Do these types of stories turn you off, or is it not an issue as long as there is also healthy dose of romance to balance out the heaviness of the subject matter?