One of my favorite quotes about reading is, “Never apologize for your reading tastes.” My own are varied and unapologetic. The author of this quote, Betty Rosenberg, wrote the first, Genreflecting, (Now in its sixth edition and currently written by Diana Tixier Herald), which lists popular reading titles in Historical, Western, Crime, Adventure, Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. She was the early Nancy Pearl, the woman who got us thinking again about “BookLust“, and what to pick up next.
Nancy Pearl herself. Her wiki.
With the internet we have the greatest reading lists of books available that we could ever imagine, lists galore, listservs, LibraryThing, litblogs, Oprah and Nancy Pearl. It’s the readers’ “kid in a candy store”. I have TBR (to be read) lists everywhere, books stacked up in every possible place, working in a library is a reading junkie’s best habitat.
So little time so many books…
What do I like in particular, hmmm…, Oklahoma authors and settings, I think we sell ourselves short with what others say about us, and don’t promote and read our own enough. I like almost any fiction; including mysteries, fantasy, science fiction, romance, contemporary literature and not so much horror. Some non-fiction. I think if the author can’t capture your attention in the first fifty pages, then its move along, life’s too short.
Finally I should end with saying the opinions expressed in my blog are my own, and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer, newsok, or my husband, and very probably don’t. I hope you choose to comment and express your opinions as well.