Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Booking Through Thursday 17

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme which asks a bookish question which you have to answer. This weeks question is:

Do you read books “meant” for other age groups? Adult books when you were a child; Young-Adult books now that you’re grown; Picture books just for kicks … You know … books not “meant” for you. Or do you pretty much stick to what’s written for people your age?

I definitely read books meant for other age groups but it's not something I ever really think about too much. I read what I want to read no matter who it's aimed at. Right now I read a mixture of adult and young adult books. Sometimes I go through periods where I will only read one of these then I get a little burnt out and have to mix it up. But usually I just pick up whatever book I feel like reading at the time whether it be adult or young adult.

When I was younger I was obsessed with the library. I went through most of the children's and young adult books (the library was quite small) by the time I was about eleven but you had to be 13 to get out adult books so I had to use my Mum's card. My Mum only reads romance novels so when I was younger and had run out of things to read I used to read her books too.

I don't really read children's books (except when I am feeling nostalgic and want to read some Enid Blyton - my favourite childhood author) or picture books but I'm hoping that might change as my one year old niece gets a little older and I start reading with her.

That's all for now.

1 comment:

  1. I grew up living within a 5-minute walk from the library...and my mom worked there, so especially during the was a second home to me.

    I've read a lot of books solely because they were in the house--one of my favorites was one of Dad's that was left at home while he was at work one day--it was my earliest conscious introduction to what's come to be known as "the internet," though I don't recall its title right now.

    Also read some Babysitters Club and SVU books my sister'd left laying around.

    My $.02's worth. :)