Thursday, November 12, 2009

What Do You Read?

OVER at Young Adult Highway, the question this week for their Road Trip Wednesday was:

I'm one of those annoying people who likes to go around saying they read 'everything'. Which is not strictly true. I read a lot of the 'Classics'. I love Jane Austen and the Brontes, and I also really like Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

I'm not big on magazines; that's the one thing I barely ever read. I like historical fiction, including prehistoric (I read The Clan of the Cave Bear a few months ago...
 and thought it was great. Though I agree with Kaitlin in her post that the description was at times WAY too long. But I do admire the depth of Auel's research for that book. For a long time I was really into historical fiction. I'm not so much anymore, but I admit I do still like it.

Hem. Gosh. It's harder than I thought listing the stuff I read. I figure it would just be easier to list what I don't read. I don't really like horror books. I don't mind vampire/werewolf stuff but all-out horror I'm not a fan of. I don't particularly like mysteries, though I admit I do love Agatha Christie.

Suspense also really isn't my speed. I love fantasy though; when I was little it was all I read. I've lost track of the number of times I've read The Chronicles of Narnia. I don't read as much fantasy nowadays, though.

And that's about it. It's strange trying to list everything like this. I'll probably turn off the computer and think of another five things to put on this list.

Picture is from Deviantart


  1. It's definitely harder than you would expect to list what sorts of things you like to read!
    I'm glad so many people have read Clan of the Cave Bear--I really thought I was about the only one haha.

  2. I totally agree about Auel's stuff - the descriptions got tedious, but she knew her facts!

  3. LOL, it IS hard to list everything! I completely forgot about the picture books I read my youngest, the chapter books I read with my oldest, blogs, magazines . . . there's so much to read.