June 11, 2010
A list of listiness!
I added this to my about page, then realised perhaps it deserved a post of its own.
Things Claire likes in books:
characters who are writers
historical settings (ones I am vaguely familiar with)
characters who are otherwise artistic (visual arts, drama, music etc)
‘problem novels’ for young adults
school or college being a large part of the story
lots of literary or other pop-culture references
lots of flirting
legal battles as long as they are written by Jodi Picoult
rounded adult characters appearing in YA books
academia, ideally as written by David Lodge
female teenage characters with actual not-punished-for-it sexual desires
books set in Trinity College, Dublin
(In various book-review posts I have alluded to a list of shiny ‘n’ exciting things in books that make me more likely to buy and/or enjoy a book. Up until now it has been a hypothetical list. But no longer…)
I’m sure there are things I’ve forgotten and will need to add at a later stage, but here be the list as it exists now.