Way back when I first started this blog, I attempted to share 101 Things About Me that would give you insight into who I am. One of those things was that I love to read, and yes that’s still true. However, I never shared what I like to read. My primary genre is historical fiction and the more accurate it is the better. Having said that, my favourite time period is when Rome occupied Great Britain and the time period both before and after. Pretty much anything prior to William the Conqueror’s little visit in 1066.
Yesterday while I was reading the current selection – When Women Were Warriors Book I: The Warrior’s Path – I finally realized what the appeal is to this time period. Many of the stories I read, especially like the current one, have sexuality that is fluid. Women sleep with men and with women and it is simply a part of the tale told. The characters are typically more open with each other in all ways and that appeals to me. Of course reading books set in such a long ago time means that there’s less chance for accuracy, but I’d like to think that on the whole humans were a lot more open to any “anything goes” kind of attitude, unlike today.
Having said all of that, I am pretty well open to reading historical fiction set in other time periods, just nothing set more recent than 1900. I also love a good mystery and have read a fair number of humorous books.