This week, I'm joining a bunch of other bloggers in the first post of the Saturday Christian Fiction Carnival, hosted by Amy over at My Friend Amy's Blog!!
Okay! Here's this week's question:Why do you read and review Christian fiction? Do you exclusively read Christian fiction or do you also read general market books?
:) Answer: I read and review Christian fiction (and non-fiction) for many reasons. First - I am Christian, and like to support Christian authors. Second - I generally like the uplifting feeling I get when I read Christian fiction. Usually, the books have a deeper message/meaning, and they re-affirm my faith and values/morals, which I appreciate. Also, there are times when I want to read a "safe" book, or one that is not full of cursing and graphic sex. I find I can share these books with my Mom more than others I pick up.
No - I do not exclusively read Christian fiction. I read just about every genre out there! In fact, I've just read Kushiel's Mercy, which is a book that has a very different religion in it (fantasy book), and some very fetishy sex scenes. Lets see . . . on my TBR pile now there are some non-fiction, historical fiction, romance, young adult, chick lit, etc. I simply find different kinds of enjoyement from each type of book. I do tend to shy away from depressing books, but occasionally one sneaks into my shelf.
Now I'm off to see what everyone else wrote!!
**Update** I should probably mention that I am an only child, and was exposed to Christian fiction at an early age. My parents used to read with me before bed - we took turns reading chapters. Often, the books were Christian, Janette Oke, C.S. Lewis, Madeline L'Engle, etc. Now that I have a son, I've started thinking about that more, and the types of books I want to expose him to :)
:) Have a great weekend ~ Wendi