BTT: Don’t read the Mainstream
Do you ever feel like you’re in a reading rut? That you don’t read enough variety? That you need to branch out, spread your literary wings and explore other genres, flavors, styles?
In recent years, I have sometimes fallen into ruts. Right now, though, I can say that I’ve read, in the last few months, especially, a huge variety. From chick lit to YA to murder mysteries to strange, existential ramblings, I’ve taken quite a ride through the literary grocery store aisles. Of course, I have my favorites but one, simply, can’t always eat chocolate cake; one would get terribly sick.
I just finished The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet and I would like to say that I would keep reading and rereading it for the rest of my life if I could. that wouldn’t make for a very interesting blog, nor would it make for very interesting bookshelves, though, those aren’t the only reasons I read, personally. I do wish that there were more options in the same vein as Spivet, though, more along the lines of Sartre and Pynchon and Vonnegut. Alas, that fare hardly seems to float the mainstream and so it’s pretty much impossible to become stuck in a rut as there just aren’t that many reading options on that track.