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?

2 COMMENTS
  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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