What Makes You Happy?

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What makes me happy? A weekend of reading. Good books. Comfy couch. Great snack (Cheetos) and drink (Diet Dr. Pepper). I dive into my favorite mysteries, thrillers, romantic comedy, women’s fiction, WW2 fiction, and biographies. Pure nirvana.

Recently, an author friend asked on Facebook if we thought our reading choices had changed over time. Before answering this question, I had to review my reading history.

In some respects, my reading taste had changed. I still liked mysteries, cutting my teeth on Nancy Drew and wanting to be Trixie Belden (she had brothers, not sisters). I discovered Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier and Agatha Christie’s mysteries as a teenager. Later on, I delved into Mary Stewart and M. M. Kaye’s romantic mysteries.

During my teen years, my mother introduced me to Emilie Loring romances. (I love them so much and have collected all of her first editions.) I read more of…

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About Vicki Batman

Vicki's stories are full of fun, romance, possibilities, and delight all readers. She has sold many best-selling and award-winning romantic comedy works to magazines, several publishers, and, most recently, three romantic comedy mysteries. An avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Chocoholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby.
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