Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Changing Genres

This year I made a goal to participate in a local book club that I've been sort of off and on membered in for the last 3 years. Since I've been doing better at keeping up with the books the last few months I've been really glad that I have taken up this personal challenge. I don't think I would have picked up the books I have if I hadn't taken this challenge. It's great exposure. I'm too easily drawn to the fantasy and science fiction genre. The thing is there are lots of great books. Not all are fantasy or scifi. I'm enjoying reading things I normally wouldn't pick up at all. I never envisioned myself being interested in other books like this.

Eventually some day I want to say that I've read more classics. Next month we are reading one of them and I have to say I'm embarrassed that I haven't read more of them. In reality only a handful. I don't know how I got through high school having not read more of them. I know I read the ones I was supposed to read, for tests and stuff but I didn't try to read any others. *tsk, tsk*

We just read "Who Moved My Cheese?" by Spencer Johnson. It was quick but wow, had great insight. I think I'm going to try and make it a goal to read that one at least once a year just for a refresher. There are so many applications for the information in that book.

I'm just really thankful for all the exposure I'm getting from other books via this book club. Makes me rethink picking up other ones that I may normally pass by.