Booking through Thursday is a weekly event hosted by Deb at BTT
This weeks Question is:
Do you ever feel like you’re in a reading rut? That you don’t read enough variety? That you need to branch out, spread your literary wings and explore other genres, flavors, styles?
Most Definitely! That was the reason I originally started this book blog was to get out of my rut of Fantasy and Paranormal Romance. I set up this blog with my 2011 Reading Challenge in mind (which has been slow going) so that I could branch out again. I go through this regularly, I find a genre I love and then I just following other book recommendations in that same genre and next thing I know I have read nothing but say Historical Romance for 6 months straight.
I have to say all my fellow book bloggers have opened my reading up again. I love most genres of books so it is great to come across a review for a book in a genre I haven't read in years. It reminds me how I loved that genre (even though I likely left it because I had been in a rut in the past).
I think its good to try a variety of styles of writing and genres, it keeps your mind open to new things and ideas. The only books that I don't really read are Mysteries (but I am working on changing that) and current Non-Fiction (because I read to escape the current world).
So how about you? Are you in a rut or have been in a rut? How did you get out of it or do you prefer being surrounded by your favorite genre?