Today's Musing Monday prompt, found over at Just One More Page:
With the holiday season now upon us, how does it affect your reading? Do you have more, or less, time to read at Christmas? Do you read Christmas themed/related books?
Although I am a Christian, I am also a bit of a curmudgeon. I don't like TV Christmas specials or going to visit relatives and I'm too old to get toys for Christmas. This means I end up bored at the holidays. I'll only be off work for a couple days, but the kids get a two-week break. No pushing the kids to do their homework or pick out clothes means my evenings will be more relaxed. So I make sure to have plenty of reading material available.
What do I read at the holidays? For the past few years, it has been catalogs or magazines. Since I've been getting back into novels this year, I'll probably stock up on some chick lit or Christian romances. I've been working my way through Lori Wick's western romances, so a few more of those will be on the list. I don't read Christmas-related books, though. I don't mind a little mush or melodrama, but the cloying sweetness associated with Christmas is too much for me.