If you have been here before, you may notice that I changed my blog theme. I like that now the comments link, where you share your thoughts with me, is located at the top of the posts.
Thank you so much for taking time to come here and read what I have to say, and for leaving comments for me. I look forward to reading next week what you write to me this week. Time away from my computer for the next few days will be used for reading and hopefully a little writing.
In all the reading I am doing I’m discovering more about my varied taste in books – from children’s picture books, middle grade, young adult, to adult novels in different genres. If you want to check my 2011 “have read” book list page, I’m keeping track there, as I did in 2010.
I have been learning what I am not very interested in, what I like but with qualifiers, what I get totally lost in, and what I would love to write myself.
Lately I have been wondering about something, and I would love to hear from you on these four questions.
1. What do you like most to read? Themes, genres, authors?
2. Do you have favourite authors and would read anything written by them?
3. What have you found that you are not interested in spending your time reading?
4. If you were to write a book, what would it be about?
Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! 🙂
This is my first reply, but I read you often. I apologize for the hit and runs. I just find it hard to actually type a reply. I fear sounding foolish or worse rejection.
1. Almost anything except romance. King, O’brian, Hemingway, Card are my mainstay authors. I am drifting in classic literature and poetry.
2. Yes those four and a few others are my favorites. I have read or am working on reading all of their works. I have read several Hemingway books twice and plan on studying “The old man and the sea”
3. THe newspaper
4. I would like to write one about small towns and industrialization, a series about the U.S. under seige, a fantasy with multiple dimensions and a father and son as the heroes, and a pirate story about brothers in the late 1700’s.
Thank you for letting me know that you visit often – and for this, your first reply. I’m pleased you have decided to take a chance. 🙂
Your reading choices seem to be ‘heavier’ than mine, but I do agree about the newspaper, although I find the occasional article interests me.
Your book ideas sound interesting. I hope you pursue your dream.
Thank you for sharing, Bravebluealpha.
Have you ever thought of signing up for Good Reads, Lynn. I know a lot of people do. My daughter has joined and says its a way for her to keep track of the books she’s read.
Lately, I’ve been reading a lot of YA and a few middle grade. My tastes are varied. If it’s a good story I don’t really mind what genre it is. I recently read “The Case Against Owen Williams”–adult fiction and thought it was really super.
It’s really difficult for me to pick a favourite author. I really don’t have any one author whose work I seek out although if I’ve read something by an author and liked it I’d be more inclined to pick up their next one.
I thought about Good Reads but have not looked into it as I signed up on Library Thing. Perhaps this is something more to consider.
Thank you for your comments, Laura. I often feel as if I am so uninformed when it comes to authors, but I have a large and varied – and ever growing – accumulation of books. A few authors’ names stand out to me, but only a few. Guess I’m not observant enough, but I do love to read. 🙂 I, too, tend to notice an author’s name if I’ve read and liked some of their previous work. (I’m waiting for your next one.)