Thursday, June 5, 2008

Booking Through Thursday

Trailer-Camp Girl, originally uploaded by Biff Bang Pow.

I never read Trailer Camp Girl but I totally would read it if I had it in front of me.

Here is a new meme I am going to try out. Every Thursday a new book related question is asked on Booking Through Thursday and people answer it.

Sometimes it's nice to have something to get me started writing. Ok, it's always nice.

This weeks question:

Have your book-tastes changed over the years? More fiction? Less? Books that are darker and more serious? Lighter and more frivolous? Challenging? Easy? How-to books over novels? Mysteries over Romance?

Well, yes and no. I still like to read somewhat odd books, especially old books from the turn of the century, from the 50s, textbooks, self help books that solve problems I don't have, YA novels as an adult. Things that cause people to say "Why the hell are you reading that?"

The main difference is that I used to read a lot of mysteries, mostly series mysteries with amateur women detectives. I would get these by the bagful, as my grandmother and aunt would read them and hand them down to me. But after a while the suspension of disbelief got to be too much. That's when I started reading SciFi/Fantasy. Because I figured it was easier to believe that people were riding around on dragons than it was to believe that say, a woman running a catering company in a small town had solved 11 vicious murders where she was smarter than the police.

1 comment:

John's comments said...

Interesting post. I'm Late this week but the topic prompted a reflective account on the issues