Booking Through Thursday – Evolution
August 12, 2010 § 2 Comments
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 that my reading choices haven’t changed so much as they have expanded over the years. In elementary school I read lots of fiction with adventures. Now, I still love books with some sort of adventure in them, but I’m not reading the same series I did then. I also loved books with paranormal fiction growing up. I didn’t read much of that in high school, but recently there’s been such an explosion on the paranormal front that I’ve been getting back into it. There is so much more creativity out there for the genre as well which I am enjoying. Another way I find my tastes expanding the the true crime/criminology/sociology/psychology that I read. Ever since I decided I wanted to be a criminal psychologist in middle school I’ve been reading as much non-fiction in those subjects as I can. And in browsing those genres I’ve found a multitude of interests in memoirs and cultural studies and such. A good ol’ classic is never a bad thing, but I like to widen my horizons on the reading front.
I’m also going to throw out there that I’ve decided to join Mish’s sci-fi reading challenge over at Stage and Canvas. This is going to give me the chance to expand to sci-fi novels as I have not read much sci-fi throughout the years. I’m looking forward to exploring another genre.
Have you noticed any change or expansion in your reading habits over time?