Jun 6, 2008

Booking Through Thursday - Trends

Have your book-tastes changed over the years? More fiction? Less? Books that are darker and more serious? Lighter and more frivolous? Challenging? Easy? How-to books over novels? Mysteries over Romance?
I think my books tastes have changed but only by the slightest degree. When I was a teen, I was less interested in "classic" literature. I wanted to read what I wanted to read. I was less interested in good writing. I was more interested in an easy to read love story.

Now that I am a little older my tastes have definitely matured. But really the content I enjoy most is the same that I enjoyed when I was a teen. I still love young adult literature and I am still a sucker for a good love story. I think in part that is what I love about young adult stuff, it is pretty rare you don't find one without some sort of love interest.

When I was pregnant with my first child I read A LOT. I had some weird thing happen to me where I couldn't watch TV or it would give me nightmares. I was trying to read a book a day since I wasn't going to school. But after my daughter came all that changed. I found myself unable to read fiction. I just couldn't detach myself enough from the real world to get into fiction. I started reading more non fiction. I liked essays because I could read them one at a time.

When my youngest turned two I was finally able to get back into fiction a little bit. Sometimes I read a lot and sometimes I read a little. I like to vary the books I read. Follow one difficult one with an easy one. Or if I know it will be a really long read I read at least two books concurrently.

1 comment:

  1. I like to read a few books at the same time--some moments i feel like fiction and some times I feel like nonfiction. Might as well have a few books in progress at a time.

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