Thursday, April 14, 2011

Reading classics

I've never been a huge fan of reading "classic" books.  I've read them to be sure, but they are not my favorite and I don't like it when people make a big deal about it.  It always comes off as pretentious whether they mean it to or not.  I have some favorites among the classics, a few Dickens and
Austen and so on.  Mostly I prefer reading young adult books.  That is my preferred genre and I hate it when people give me a hard time about it.  Rarely do I get a lot of flak for it, but there are some who can't understand why I don't read more adult books.  To them I say this, I am an adult all of the time.  Why do I have to read about it too?  YA books just appeal to me more.  I find most classics boring and I hate wading through the language in half of them.  And I am old enough now to make the choice of rather I want to read them or not.  And that is all there is to that.

4 comments:

  1. Speaking of YA books, I really liked The Adoration of Jenna Fox. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  2. @Amanda - Glad you like it! The sequel is out soonish, I think.

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  3. Amen!

    No one should give you a hard time about what you read. And really, at least a third of YA readers these days are more A and less Y, so what's the big deal? That is where most of the great books are!

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  4. I'm pretty sure you're at least partly responsible for my interest in reading for fun. You introduced me to some great YA books when I was 12 or so. It's easy to gravitate toward books that remind you of why you like to read in the first place. I still like fantastical stories, but for a slightly older audience. Right now I'm reading Karen Traviss' Gears of War series, but I also really like Kim Harrison.

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