Whose World?

Once upon a time, I was a book snob. It was literary fiction or nothing.

My, how things have changed.  The slippery slope began with chick lit.  I loved “Good in Bed” by Jennifer Weiner.  Before you know it, I was reading Anna Maxted, Sophie Kinsella and others.

My sisters didn’t help.  The older of the two gave me Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.  Romance!  Damn, now I was reading romance.  Then, I met my youngest sister when I was 37 and she was 20.  The one thing we had in common was books, so I started reading some of her favorites so that we’d have something to talk about.  Now I’ve added fantasy to the mix.

Now, look at me.  I read fantasy, science fiction, romance and mysteries.  All the genres!  Of course, the odd literary fiction still shows its face.  Shamefaced to be in such company but it deals.

When I’m not reading or working, I am obessesed with Tetris on my cell phone or Mah Johng on the Nintendo DS my mom gave me for my birthday.


2 Responses

  1. Thanks for listing WRITERS’ Journal as one of the magazines that you read. In our July/August issue you will find the winner of our annual Fiction contest, a short story titled “Mourners.” This is a great story! I hope you can enjoy it.

  2. I came over when I saw the sidebar link to my blog ( reneesbookaddiction.worpress.com ). Thanks!

    I totally know what you mean about keeping track of what you read. That is a big part of why I keep my blog, too. I’ve also been in the middle of a book and suddenly realized I’d read it before. My lists, too, are ways to help my faulty memory, and process (and hopefully, better remember) what I’ve read.

    I’ll enjoy checking out your lists and seeing which books to look out for.

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