Jenny’s Promise To You
The Joys of Binge Reading is – surprise surprise – a podcast for binge readers, those of us who’d rather escape into our favorite author’s imaginary world than overdose on chocolate.
It’s here you’ll find interviews with successful series authors and the readers who are addicted to them, interviewed by podcast host, journalist, entrepreneur and aspiring novelist Jenny Wheeler.
Yes, that’s me. I say “series” reads. I should clarify – I’ll focus primarily on books published as series, but I will also include single titles that feed into a common theme or scenario. I remember one of my most satisfying binge reads as a student was wallowing in the world of James Bond after university exams finished. What a relief to be able to put away the Tudor history and disappear into the world of Cold War spies. (Of course today I could be binge reading Philippa Gregory.)
Binge Reading Is Good For You
Binge reading is escapist reading. It’s losing yourself in a book for pure pleasure, with no onus on self improvement or solving the world’s problems. But it’s not mindless and it doesn’t have to be your guilty secret! You’ve got lots of like-minded dreamers who occasionally like to step out of the humdrum and flee other worlds, with characters that entertain and inspire.
The Joys of Binge Reading interviews will reflect my reading tastes. That means I’ll be giving first priority to historical suspense and mystery, historical romance, sweet and clean romance, romantic suspense and thrillers and mystery reads generally. I may venture into fantasy in later episodes, because I know there are lots of great fantasy series out there. I guess it’s a natural given – fantasy’s world building lends itself to series doesn’t it, because once you’ve created an extraordinary world you want to inhabit it. I confess it’s a genre I ‘m still catching up on.
What is Your Favorite Binge Read? Let Us Know!
Please make suggestions for who you’d like us to interview, tell us about your favorite authors and why they captivate you. We’re looking for crazy fans to interview about their first loves in fiction too. This podcast is all about the writers who love to create series and the readers who love to read them.
For more on my thoughts on binge reading, see my manifesto on the About Page.
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