Friday, August 21, 2009

What's Your Literary Diet?

Eric over at Pimp My Novel shared this link to Get Reeled In's "Literary Diet: How Do You Measure Up?"

I LOVE this article!

Here's how it works:
  • Bread and Grains = classic literature, poetry, drama, contemporary prose
  • Veggies = nonfiction, non-celebrity bios and memoirs
  • Fruits = Sci-Fi, Fantasy, graphic novels, et al
  • Meat = historical fiction, detective fiction, women’s fiction
  • Dairy = chick-lit, YA, romance
  • Sweets = celebrity bios/tell-alls, trashy novels
So, how does your diet stack up? Is it balanced?

For me, I've never been a fan of carbs, so sorry to say I don't "eat" a lot of bread and grains. Now fruits? Those are delicious. And Meat? Gotta love meat, especially steak (aka detective fiction). Diary? Yep, I like that too. But sweets? Not so much.

So, I guess you could say my reading diet is pretty balanced-- a little bit of fantasy, a dash of mystery, some YA sprinkled on top, and romance blended until smooth. That sounds about right.

But that's just me. What about you?


Laura Martone said...

Hi, Steph. It's your friendly neighborhood stalker again. Teehee.

But, seriously, thanks for the awesome link. It's a clever way to express one's literary tastes. I'd say that I'm heavy on the bread and grains, light on the dairy, with a bit of veggies, fruits, and meat on the side. No sweets whatsoever. If only my "real" diet reflected that.

Steph Damore said...

I know what you mean. I'm having cheesecake for dessert!