Escape into a fantasy #mfrwauthor

Welcome to Week 8 of the MFRW 52-week challenge. The topic is "Reading outside your comfort zone, what is it and why?"

I read for pleasure, to escape the realities of daily life, not to relive the worst aspects of it. As a result I don't read either fiction or non-fiction that deals with addiction, mental illness, dementia, cancer, loss, or people on their journey through their bucket list. It doesn't matter if it is a touching memoir or a  gritty 'how I survived xxx,' I'm not interested in reading it. It also doesn't matter if the book is a best seller or recommended by some celebrity.

I like to fly with dragons and hang out with wizards. When I read for pleasure, it's to escape into a fantasy.

~till next time, Helen

Be sure to stop by the other authors to see how they answered the questions.


  1. I agree . No depressing bios or memoirs for me either. I never go by if a book is a best seller.

  2. Cheers to you, Helen! We get enough of the uncomfortable stuff on the news. Sometimes I step out of my comfort zone in reading but only to a certain degree.

  3. That's why I read, too. For fun and to escape everyday life. I'll read out of my comfort zone, but there are some types of stories I'm not interested in at all, like biographies and autobiographies.

  4. Helen, I couldn't agree with you more!! I once said I'd never read another book that had A Novel as the subtitle--they were invariably losers to me. I want to enjoy my reading time!


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