#BEWinter19: Polar Express Discussion Post

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Today’s prompt was from Danielle @ PoetryBooksYA

I love watching The Polar Express movie during Christmas time. The main character boy rediscovers his love for Santa Claus and the holiday after a wild journey far from home in one night. Describe a book or experience you’ve had this year that made you rediscover your love for the genre after reading it. 

It’s funny, because I was just thinking about this the other day. Partially because at my library we’re doing the Polar Express movie. But this season always brings back fond memories of my mother reading the Polar Express EVERY Christmas holiday (and eve) to my sister and I for the longest time. I just have such good memories of it – of the times spent together, of the warmth and happiness. There is little more that I love then reliving those memories.

I’ve had a burnout with fantasy recently, I love it, don’t get me wrong, but there is also something nice about contemporary books. And more recently, romantic contemporary. For a long time I struggled with that genre. I had issues with it, but this month actually, I found two books that rewrote all that for me. Only Mostly Devastated and It Sounded Better In My Head made such an impact on me. I fell in love with those books and the relationships and the feelings. They were feel good books, and they got happy endings. I forgot how much I love happy endings. And they both happened to be arcs. I enjoyed them so much that I would love to own a copy of each once they’re published. But they made me realize I do love romantic books, that I enjoy contemporaries. And the good news? It means I can take a break from reading so much fantasy.

Overall, I’m so happy that I’m giving this genre another chance, that I do love it. I thought Red, White and Royal Blue was an anomaly, but I am so pleased it was not.

What about you? Are there any genres you’ve reconnected with?

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