Thursday, August 12, 2010


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Have your reading choices changed over the years? Or pretty much stayed the same? (And yes, from childhood to adulthood we usually read different things, but some people stick to basically the same kind of book their entire lives, so…)

I would have to say yes my reading choices have changed throughout the years. In what ways?  

When I was younger I never read any of the old classics, such as Jane Austen, the Bronte's, etc. I have come to enjoy reading poetry, which I never read when I was young, except required reading in my school years.  And as I've said before, while I was raising a family, I only read the Reader's Digest Condensed Books, which I read to this day. I love their books because they introduce me to so many more authors that I never would read otherwise. Reading the Reader's Digest Condensed Books is how I've found some of my favorite authors.

However, I still stick to basically the same genres, memoirs,  biographies, cozy mysteries, light romance, and I like a book with a bit of comedy. And a good storyline is always a good thing. I would like to think that my choices have improved over the years, but, not necessarily changed all that much.

Have your reading choices changed throughout the year?  


  1. I respect those that enjoy the classics and historical books. I lose focus when trying to read those genres.

  2. For some reason I've stayed away from classics, I have read a few in the past but I seem to read a lot of current and best sellers.

  3. I think I read a wider varieties of genres now compared to what I used to. And I am more open to new genres as well. For example, after joining Bellezza's Japanese literature challenge last year for the first time, I broadened my horizons and read some novels by Japanese authors (translated into English).

  4. Mine has evolved somehow to my surprise. =)

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  5. I used to read all kinds of books as a kid, but now I mainly read fiction.

  6. I rarely read classics. I didn't when I was younger and not now either. Recently I did read Pride & Prejudice. My tastes have changed over the years.

  7. I've always loved the classics (well, apart from Charles Dickens, he's just the King of Longwinded Gloom) and any chick-lit. Recently I've also found the more 'proper story' books. But I still hate short stories and poetry. And I still love children's books!


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