Happy last Sunday of the year! Crazy, right? I feel like time has flown by this year.
Today I had a burning question to ask y'all.
Think of all the books you read this year. Yes, all 167 of them, you speed reader, you.
Now, how many of them were books that you wouldn't normally pick up? How many of them deviated from your typical reading behavior?
In other words, did you take any chances with your reading this year?
I asked myself this question and I reviewed the 50 books I've read this year. (I just made the deadline, too! Whew!) I discovered that I had in fact taken a chance.
I opened myself up to a whole new genre- Romance. This actually came about when I began preparations for the Holiday Extravaganza Giveaway. I was offered two short stories by two awesome authors, Nichole Chase and Angie Stanton (who is more YA romance) They were not my first foray into romance. I had dabbled in the genre before but never got into it. I kept thinking, why read this when you can have it in real life? Better to participate than watch (or read) from the sidelines, right? Well, either the writing has gotten better or my tastes have changed as I grow older (eek!) because I really liked both On Christmas Hill and Snowed Over (review to come).
I thought at first it was the Christmas aspect of it. It is all so magical be in love at Christmas. But then, I cannot stand all those ridiculous Hallmark Christmas movies where love conquers all in the end, blah blah blah. So, it's not that. So I am thinking that Nichole and Angie are just really awesome writers. I know a few of you who love romance (I am looking at you, Tasha, Julie, and Book Vixen) and sexy books and have recommended several to me. I will be taking you up on those in 2013, you will be happy to know. The proof is in the Goodreads TBR. I am thinking now that I am in a good, lasting relationship I can have my sexy romance cake and read it, too. :)
In 2013 I hope to be taken even more risks in my reading.
What about you? Did you take any chances in your reading this year?
Will you be taking any next year? You know you want to!!