belletristic adj. bel-li-tris-tik
written and regarded for aesthetic value rather than content;
versed in literature; dealing with literature
belles-lettres "elegant literature, aesthetics," 1710, from Fr., lit. "fine letters," from belles, pl. of belle, fem. of beau "fine, beautiful" + lettres, pl. of lettre "letter." The literary equivalent of beaux arts
ratiocinative adj. rash-ee-os-uh-ney-tiv
based on exact thinking
capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning
of, relating to, marked by, or skilled in methodical and logical reasoning
1530; from L. ratiocinare "to calculate, deliberate"
To someone with a curious mind, a desire to learn and appreciation of the delights of a well-turned phrase, the enjoyment of ratiocinative writings and of belletristic novels comes naturally.