June 5, 2008

BTT: Trends

From Booking Through Thursday:

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?

I've written before that I tend to go on binges - reading everything about a particular topic, for example, then moving on to the next one. I don't think my overall taste has changed, though. I like an absorbing story, in an interesting setting, with real characters. That is a broad generalization, of course, because I also like informative nonfiction, and enjoy a good travel book now and again. My taste has probably matured some: I used to devour romance books in my youth, but now find them too simplistic. But give me a good sci-fi any day, and that has been true since I picked up I Robot in 5th grade.


gautami tripathy said...

I have my trashy moments too. In Dec 2007, I went on a spree of reading Catherine Coulter. On most of what I read were not worth the effort. I still went on and on.

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cj said...

Science fiction/fantasy was my first love, pretty much. I've moved on but I still enjoy a good science fiction story. My problem these days is finding something I really like.