Thursday, August 12, 2010

Booking through Evolution

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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 have always read different kind of books, that I have eclectic taste. I have never stuck to any one or two particular genres. I like to try different genres and that is the only thing which has pretty much stayed with me.

However, in my childhood and teenage years, I read a lot of classics along with mysteries/suspense/thrillers. I read a lot of romances too, Mills & Boons/Harlequins. I devoured all the books that my brothers read, be it on war, satires, adventures, travelogues, even DIY books too. Poetry reading was entirely my choice.

Except for Paranormal fiction, I read pretty much anything. Always have, always will.

My reading was always evolved, now more so because I do go for genres which might make others uncomfortable. I fully endorse to the Kafka quote on the header of my blog:

"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us."

19 comments:

CMash said...

I respect those that enjoy the classics and historicals but for me, I just can't read those genres.
CMash

Gramma Ann said...

I like to think I didn't change all that much, I just improved.

bermudaonion said...

I think my tastes are ever evolving.

Amat Libris said...

And my tastes are ever expanding. Probably by the time I'm fifty there'll be almost no genre I won't read.

Bookventures said...

I think my tastes has pretty much remain the same. Like you i used to read a lot or romance like Mills & Boons but i kinda grew out of that phase. Now i read almost any genre.

The Social Frog said...

For some reason, I've stayed away from classics.

BooksPlease said...

I have phases in reading.

Suey said...

Great quote! Love it! :)

Lori said...

My preference didn't so much change, as it did...evolve. Here's My BTT

Amused said...

That's impressive! I like that you've always been an eclectic reader!

Danielle C. said...

Your BTT post actually helped inspire my own, so I mentioned it there :-)

Clare said...

Poetry rarely does it for me at all, so I can understand how you feel about paranormal fiction. :)

Anne said...

It's nice to be an eclectic reader. My eyes still cross though when I try reading classics.

My BTT.

Matt said...

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

PS. I like the term "paranormal" fiction. :)

Yvonne said...

My tastes have changed. I used to love the sweet Harlequin Romances, but now I read things with more of a plot and a bit more spicy.

Elle said...

Oh, definitely. I think now I'm willing to try everything, I have a more open mind. Though, the only genre I seem to be holding back from is paranormal romance. Maybe one day I'll come to love it.

Great post!

Elle (Media Molly)

Ladytink_534 said...

Oh great quote. I don't read as many classics as I used to but I hope to get back to them soon.

Thanks for stopping by!

Bahnree said...

Nice! I like the occasional murder mystery but romances make me want to hit my head with something hard.

mervih said...

Your tastes are really diverse. I'm impressed!