This Saturday, January 24th, is National Readathon Day. The idea is to read from noon to 4 PM in whatever time zone you live in and share your experience and love of reading on social media. So pick up a favorite book or any one off your TBR pile and find a comfy chair and just read. You can find more about the sponsors of NRD at Library Journal.
"The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark."
As a writer, I'm always interested in what readers like best when they're making their book selections. Some recent stats I saw on romance readers and what tropes they like best didn't really surprise me. The most popular trope is the friends to lovers plot line. And aren't the best relationships in real life the ones where the happy couple is comprised to two best friends? Among the 55+ age group, a demography who buys a lot of books, the most popular trope is the second chance at love. And don't we all hope that exists?
Other popular tropes are enemies to lovers, sibling of a friend, tortured hero and dozens of more. Mindy Klasky lists lots of examples here. You'll recognize the same tropes used in TV shows and movies. Complex relationships in a good romance book usually involves more than one trope.
I'm posting today at the A to Z Blogging Challenge Blog and hope you'll stop by and visit me. Maybe give some advice.
I've finally decided on my theme for the A to Z Challenge and will be starting my post outlines next week. Hope you're thinking about yours. Don't forget sign ups open next Monday.
"Being willing is not enough: we just do."
Leonardo da Vinci
Are you planning on reading this Saturday? Have you heard of NRD? Do you have a favorite romantic trope in books, TV or movies?