Musing Monday's

Monday, October 6, 2008

Musing Mondays question at Should be Reading: "How has your reading changed over the years?"

A lot. I'm mean my interest has always lied with that of YA novels, fantasy and historical fiction, but I find myself gravitating to books with more luster lately. What I mean by this is that I like books that are dense.

There's a reason I've reviewed the books I have and not others. On average, I read somewhere between 2-4 books a week. I haven't reviewed half the books I've read because, to put it frankly, they lack a certain amount of depth to them. I also like books that challenge the typical. For example, the Mortal Instruments series is set in NYC, but through Clare's writing New York transforms to a completely magical place. I enjoy reading books were the writing isn't forced or dumbed down, but rather organic and free flowing. I like when a writer takes something ordinary and flips it on its head.

So to answer the question. My progress has been something like this:

Purely magic based books to ghost stories to gossipy novels to suspense to adventure stories to classics to historical novels to romantics (Chretien de Troyes, king author-esque novels) to poetry to utopian novels or disutopian novels to vampires to where I am now, which is a bit of a mix of all of the above!

Tell me, how has your reading style changed?

  1. Bluestocking Said,

    Hi. If you like YA fantasy you may like The Alchemyst by Michael Scott.

    The Alchemyst

    Posted on October 6, 2008 at 4:22 PM

  2. I've actually been meaning to read that book for a while now!

    Thanks for the comment!

    Posted on October 8, 2008 at 4:19 PM


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