Well, folks, I don’t know about where you are, but right here, it’s HOT.
So … when you think about “hot reading,” what does that make you think of? Beach reading? Steamy romances? Books that take place in hot climates? Or cold ones?
Funny you should say that because the weather in San Francisco is very up and down. Some days it will be warm, like today it's mid-70s which I think is just perfect, but some days it is cool here like low 60s and foggy - not summery at all! It can get kind of old.
At any rate, what do I think, when I think of 'hot reading'? Honestly, I don't think of any of the above! I think of reading a 'hot' release! As in, reading the most popular book out there, what everyone is talking about, the newest, latest and greatest because people can't get enough. The reason I probably associate the term 'hot' with this is because I never do this! I purposefully avoid reading books that everyone is talking about! I think I do it because I start to think that there is no possible way they can live up to the hype.
For example, feel free to gasp, I've never read the 'Harry Potter' series. I am just now contemplating possibly downloading the first book on audio. I have yet to read 'Eat, Pray, Love'. I didn't understand the vampire excitement over the 'Twilight' series. Just this last weekend, we were laying by the pool, and hand on my heart, every single person was reading a book in the Steig Larsson Trilogy and I was reading a couple of paperbacks from two years ago. I am always out of the popular 'hot book' loop. By choice. But I am starting to feel like maybe I am missing out! The only hot book that maybe I've read is 'The Help' and I wasn't going to read it but my mom gave it to me for Christmas and I ended up loving it!
How about you. How do you define 'hot reading'?