He considered the matter for a few moments. "But you read An Exchange of Hostages."
I laughed. "All right, yes, and I suppose anything would look light-hearted after that."
"That's not what I meant. I mean, I didn't recommend that book to you, but you read it anyway. All right, you could've picked it off my shelf on the basis that 'Lut thought this was worth keeping', and that'd explain why you started it. But that doesn't explain why you not only finished it, but read the sequel, too."
"Well, it's not that I think the only books worth reading are light-hearted Victorian-esque romps. It's just that happens to be what I'm in the mood for now."
So to reassure you all: I do read and enjoy other sorts of fiction, too. Even An Exchange of Hostages, although I wouldn't necessarily recommend that particular book to others. >:)