Thursday, June 5, 2008

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?

My reading tastes have changed a little over the years. I've always been most attracted to literary fiction and classics, and that's still what I love the best. My habits have changed quite a bit since becoming a librarian, because I have to keep up with my subject area and read a lot of ARCs, which exposes me to a wider range of fiction than I would normally read. I still don't read much nonfiction, even in ARC form. In the last couple of years I've become more comfortable with lighter fiction and manga than I thought I would though.


Florinda said...

I think our tastes change over time at least in part due to what we're exposed to, and what we have time to explore. I like your answer.

(I think this is my first time commenting here, so - hello!)

Anonymous said...

My first official need-a-work-permit job was as a library page. I've always loved to read and why I did not become a librarian is beyond me. I could see myself one day buying a van and turning it into a library on wheels or something like that.

I'm not typically a non-fiction reader, either. If I hit non-fiction, it's mainly in the form of memoirs, biographies, or autobiographies.

I'm going to check out the Rashi's Daughters series you mentioned. It's sounds really good!