This week's Booking Through Thursday question:
- When somebody mentions “literature,” what’s the first thing you think of? (Dickens? Tolstoy? Shakespeare?)
- Do you read “literature” (however you define it) for pleasure? Or is it something that you read only when you must?
I read "literature" for pleasure all the time. I try to include classics in my reading, but I consider almost every novel and short story I read for pleasure to be literature. Occasionally I read what I consider "junky" fiction that I don't put in the "literature" category, however loose that category might be for me. By the way, my husband calls that junky fiction "airplane books".