3 // fluffy reads //
I have a lot of strong feelings about the idea of a fluffy read. Obviously it’s silly to think that there aren’t lighter or heavier reads, to deny that there are poorly-written books as well as beautifully-written ones, but the idea of “fluff” just sounds so demeaning. If I’m reading it, then obviously I feel like it’s worth reading in some form. A publisher felt the same way, and so did the author who carved out each word. Calling it “fluff” just seems to dismiss all of that.
So, once I got off my lil soapbox, I felt there wasn’t really any one book I wanted to pin that moniker on. Instead, I’m sharing some books that always make my heart feel fluffy and light: Gene Stratton Porter’s fiction. This hardcore Indiana lady (1863-1924) was a powerhouse: a naturalist, photographer, filmmaker, conservationist, and gorgeous writer to boot. Her characters just tug at my heart and I don’t think I’ll ever be over them. Gene Stratton Porter is definitely one of my heroes.