BTT: Love and Mystery
All things being equal, which would you prefer–a mystery? Or a love story?
Oh, I would definitely prefer a story with both elements, sillies! But if I had to pick one, I would say that a mystery is far more fun. Right now, I’m on a very uncharacteristic biography kick. In any life, there will be a mixture of both if you look hard enough. Perhaps I’m a romantic to hope for this but maybe I’m just looking for it, most of the time.
I didn’t really get into mysteries until I came across Tana French. That allowed me a little bit of leeway outside of my non-mystery comfort zone and I took up Maisie Dobbs. My most recent mystery acquisition is Alan Bradley’s fantastic set of mysteries. I have never really been into romance but I’ll take if it happens to be there.
I will say, for sure, that I am sitting, here, like a cheese ball, listening to Andrea Bocelli sing Christmas songs and I am in grave danger of drawing comparisons to the magic, mystery and romance of a holiday I usually don’t get into much. Gosh, opera ruins everything…