I'm just assuming that when you're in the company of writers, you're also in the company of readers. So what kind of books do YOU read? and has your interests evolved and why?
When I was a kid, we maybe had 5 television channels on a black and white set, no cell phones, and even though my dad was a computer programmer, we had no computer at home. So we read books. In fact, if I got in trouble, I got my book taken away, and remember it going on top of the refrigerator. I was one of those kids that was told to put the book down on summer days, and go outside and play already! What I read ranged from the classics- Little House on the Prairie to mystery (Nancy Drew) but then in high school I read Jane Eyre and Sherlock Holmes. I developed a preference for female writers like Jane Austen.
Nowadays though, I've started to lean towards male writers. I like their sparse journalistic writing like Hemingway, and in fact I've been reading books by journalists like Richard Engel. I'm a CNN junkie, by the way. I've been reading some best sellers to get a feel for what's trending, but I stay away from romance and science fiction. I like realistic books I guess, although it's not to say I won't read them. Any well written book is worth my time, I guess.
I'm currently reading 3 novels- I don't know why I do that! What about you?