These are FB posts of mine from various threads. They are, in effect, little mini essays in response to what the thread presented. Though they are also self-contained thoughts.
Perhaps by self-appointed literary cognoscenti, but to assume any kind of bright line between genre & literary is intellectual malpractice. At their extremes, you can say literary is where not much happens but a lot goes on, and genre as evoking the question: what happens next? The reading experience is broad, and joy, pleasure, intellectual satisfaction, thrills, profundity, etc. do not exist in a hierarchy.