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Have your book-tastes changed over the years? More fiction? Less? Books that are darker and more serious? Lighter and more frivolous? Challenging? Easy? How-to books over novels? Mysteries over Romance?

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100 responses

  1. Great topic this week!
    Here’s mine.

    Happy BTT!

  2. Liked the question! Here is my answer:
    Booking through trends

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  4. Here’s mine:

    It got a bit longer than I inteded.

  5. You really shouldn’t get me started on this topic! My much too long answer is here:

  6. I’ve been away a few weeks because of computer gnomes. And I’ve never been this early. But here it is.

  7. Mine’s up. Have a great Thursday!

  8. My brief (by my standards) answer is up, too. Thanks for the prompt!

  9. Mine’s up!

    Happy Thursday, everyone.

  10. Here is mine – probably also too long, but I think my reading history is interesting, at least for me!

  11. I love this question! Here’s my answer. =)

  12. Hello everyone. Happy Thursday. My response can be found at

  13. oh, okay….WOW….this one really was a good one. Read my answer. Let me know how you feel about what I have to say.

    promise: leave a comment, get a comment!

  14. Here is my reply. Great question!

  15. My taste has changed over the years as a teenager I read loads of horror and mysterys, then somehow worked my way into a bit of chicklit (the type my Mum reads). When I started my A Level English Lit course things started to change as I got introduced to more authors and genres, although the majority of my reading was still very light and modern.

    My A Level course featured a lot of 20th century fiction so you can imagine my horror the first day of my English degree when one bloke stood up and quoted a Shakespeare sonnet and everyone was talking about having read Mill of the Floss etc. I had never planned to take an English degree and had got into the university by applying to study Sociology and Law, I changed my mind at the last minute. All the other people on my course had had an interview to study English and been sent home with a list of 100 books that it would be useful for them to have read – most people had read a good 30 books on this list, I had read one! So the first year at university I only read books from the list. It was a good experience in that it broarderned my reading habits but some of the books I read because I felt I had to rather than because I enjoyed them.

    Since finishing my degree and MA I have been able to read books that I have choosen, I still stick predominatly to literature but it is generally contemporary, and I will go off and explore other genres and authors. Bookbrossing and blogspot have also helped me discover new favorites. And teaching has re-introduced me to Childrens and YA books

  16. Hello, folks, and Happy BTT! I posted a brief answer on TeaReads.

  17. I liked this question too. Here is my response to it.

  18. As most everyone else has agreed, this was a good question. It really was. 🙂

    Here is my response.

  19. Good topic. It’s good to see how my reading experiences have enlargest , although the books haven’t changed much. My post is here

  20. I enjoyed this topic very much! 😀

    Hope its not raining in your part of the world!

  21. I loved this question! In answer to the poster above me, YES it is raining and I am not happy about it!

  22. Nice to be back after a few weeks off. Come visit!

  23. elizabethwillse

    What a fun question! Here’s my answer

  24. Mine is here. I actually dug out the list of books I read that I kept when in high school 78-82. It was fun to review it.

  25. Very interesting question this week! I thoroughly enjoyed answering it. Here’s my post on my blog:

  26. Better late than never:-)!

    Have a great weekend, everyone!

  27. One full day late, but I’m here!

    Mine is up. Happy BTT and have a great weekend everyone! 🙂

  28. Mine have gone from mysteries, to vampires, to romance, to action/adventure which I am currently reading One Foot in the Black. This was a very touching story about a young man overcoming an abusive father as well as surmounting the challenges of becoming a firefighter. And I am sure my list will continue to develop. 🙂 Great question!

  29. Late this week but its prompted a reflective account so I hope you drop by

  30. I never used to read nonfiction. Strangely enough, I only got interested in nonfiction once I started taking my fiction seriously. Odd, right? I figure nonfiction appeals to me more these days because it takes me out of other writers’ fictional worlds while I’m trying to concentrate on my own, and because nonfiction could provide me interesting fodder for my fiction. (All this said, I still read more fiction than nonfiction.)

    Check out (a post on my blog) for my discussion about my nonfiction reading list

  31. Mine is ready. Thanks for hosting.

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