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Recently, I’ve been very particular with my reading list. I’ve looked out for stories written in a certain perspective, or technique. A tendency to get caught up in a style of writing that takes several books to satisfy. Though I always love a mystery, I’ve fallen into the military Sci-fi genre, please don’t ask me why. I’ve yet to answer that one myself. Romance, of course, if I can’t have the perfect happy ending, someone should. This urge usually comes around Valentine’s Day. Then there is the time traveling, soul-searching comedies, yes, they’re out there. Depending on whether I wanted to be enlightened, amused, educated or distracted, what I select is anyone’s guess on any given day. As a writer, I tend to stick with one style, thank god. I commend any writer who skips between genres, like trying on a new pair of shoes. This is why I can’t walk in heels. Since I can’t write that way, reading different genres and authors are the next best thing. Don’t know if it’s weird that I stick with only one particular genre at a time.
These are the last four books I’ve read and you kind of get the idea of my reading habits.
Swing Time by Zadie Smith
32 Candles by Ernessa T. Carter
IQ by Joe Ide
The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore
If you see a theme going here, you’re probably right. I normally don’t see it until I’ve stopped. The next bunch I have only my list is pretty clear this time. Books I’ve wanted to read but never got around to them.
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
The Gunslinger by Stephen King
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Neon Rain by James Lee Burke
This list has existed for years and I’ve yet to get to any of these books. It’s 2017 and I hope I can get one off this list. Though I have been itching to read Born A Crime by Trevor Noah and Carrie Fisher Princess Diarist. I see a trend coming on.