November 29, 2007

Booking Through Thursday: Rolling

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Booking Through Thursday

Do you get on a roll when you read, so that one book leads to the next, which leads to the next, and so on and so on?

I don’t so much mean something like reading a series from beginning to end, but, say, a string of books that all take place in Paris. Or that have anthropologists as the main character. Or were written in the same year. Something like that… Something that strings them together in your head, and yet, otherwise could be different genres, different authors…


Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

It's funny I thought my answer was a definite no. My tastes are pretty varied, but I do participate in challenges and challenges usually have a theme. I recently completed the RIP challenge, the theme being the macabre. I read a handful of stories by Daphne DuMaurier and a book of ghost stories. It was a lot of fun reading spooky books for Halloween. Now I'm participating in the Canadian Books Challenge, books written by Canadians or about Canada. That said I'm not reading them one after another. I have a list of books TBR I pick from but not in any particular order.

Does that answer the question? lol!

8 comments :

  1. We have similar opinions on this subject. I read themed books for challenges but in my every day reading, I read randomly, whatever's on hand.

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  2. I really go back and forth on this one. Often I like to switch things up, because my tastes are quite varied. But I also tend to go on kicks: a given author, genre, or topic.

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  3. For RIP challenge too, I chose different genres. I seldom read similar books, one of the other.

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  4. Oh wow, is it Thursday? Finally.

    I read in themes, generally speaking. I get interested in something and then kind of go on a kick on it.

    Challenges can't count! They're like assigned reading.

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  5. I like different styles of books, too, but tend to read them in "clumps"!

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  6. I wrote about reading challenges for my BTT answer too.

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  7. Ah yes, you are right about those reading challenges, Chris! Although I try to read other genres in between, hehe. But then again, my reading depends a lot on my mood.

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  8. My first thought was no also, Chris. :-) But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I actually do sometimes choose books with common themes, characters, or what have you.

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