vacation meme #3: outside your comfort zone
Posted July 24, 2011on:
comfort schmumfort, I think I’ll schedule a massage for today! or at least more time in the jacuzzi. As much as I love being on vacation, I think it’s time to head home one of these days.
hope you enjoyed this quick series of prescheduled vacation posts, here’s your last one:
in the last year or so, what did you read that was outside your comfort zone, or at least outside your usual genres? was it a good experience? Will you read that type of book again?
hmmm, i’m gonna give a two fold answer, because one of a positive experience, and one was a not-so-positive experience.
first, the good. From more than a handful of friends I’d been hearing good things about some chick named Sloane Crosley. Apparently she makes a (sort of) living writing essays, about her every day life. Silly and odd things that happen to her, her strange habits, her strange friends, her friend’s strange habits. Really? an entire book of this? This is why the library exists, so I can rent this kind of thing instead of paying for it. Sloane Crosley’s I was Told There’d be Cake is a book I should have bought instead of just getting from the library. Maybe I didn’t laugh out loud on every single page, but I sure did laugh a lot. Will I read more Sloane Crosley? hell yeah! will I read more books of essays? more than likely.
ahh, now the not as good. YA is such a huge craze lately. most YA doesn’t do much for me. and Vampires, the other huge craze, and lets just say I like my vampires the same way I like my coffee: dark and NOT sparkling. Somehow I ended up reading a YA vampire steampunk romance, um, thing. And what did I learn from this experience? that YA vampire paranormal romance is so not my thing and it’s just best that I leave it alone.
another random bookshelf photo. last one, at least for this week.