Monday, August 17, 2009

This One's For The Readers

I read a lot of different authors and enjoy different genres and subjects. So I would not have a problem following an author outside of my usual reading scope, for the most part. I do have my limits. I don't like horror, ghost stories, or extremely erotic books. Not to say there aren't some really great authors out there who write these types, and write them very well. I am a self proclaimed WIMP when it comes to scary books or movies. And as far as erotic stories, I would rather read a book that left some of the romance to my imagination. So, although I love an author I would most likely not be interested in reading their books in these categories. With every rule there are exceptions, right? Here are mine...

I would have to rethink my previous statement if Sidney Sheldon, while alive, ventured out of his genre to explore some more extreme ones. However, if Hemingway wrote in any one or all of these categories I would, without a doubt, read them. Partly out of curiosity of how he would approach the subjects, but also because any author that can keep me completely engrossed in books about ex patriotism and war has earned my loyal following.

Of course this is only my opinion. I would love to hear your thoughts on this. I have asked many questions about writing. Now I have one for all of us readers...

Are you strictly a genre/subject reader or would you follow an author no matter what they wrote?

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts and time!

Kristin : )

1 comment:

  1. I am in no means a snob. I will read anything because when I first learnt to read I read everything (shampoo bottles, books, subtitles on the TV) and this habit has stuck with me.

    I like to read different things depending on how I feel. I am reading a lot of girly books (you know chick lit, not erotic!) at the moment because I need something light that I can dip into as the children are around.

    I will soon swap back to going through an authors entire catalogue as I will have more time on my hands!