Tuesday, September 18, 2007

When I First Started Reading

I started reading the summer before I went to the seventh grade. I have no idea what got into me because I absolutely hated reading prior to that time. My cousins and other family members tried to get me involved in reading but I just was not buying it. Then I picked up a young adult romance novel. It was a wrap. After that I read every romance book I could get my hands on- Sweet Valley High, V. C. Andrews, Harlequin. You name it I read it. Then when I got to college, I discovered African American authors, starting with Beverly Jenkins.

I was like a kid in an amusement park. I did not know what to do with myself. I actually made a habit of visiting my local library. I am still an avid reader even though I do not get to read as much as I would like; however my approach is different. I used to read by author. That is how I read all of Eric Jerome Dickey, Beverly Jenkins, Johanna Lindsey, Omar Tyree, and several other authors' earlier works. I would stick with that author until I read everything they had to offer. I do not read like that anymore.

I just grab whatever holds my interest and go for it. Honestly, I barely pay attention to authors unless it is a sequel. Well, I am going retro. I will be going back to reading one author at a time.

The first Featured Author will be Donna Hill. There are several books of hers that I have been meaning to get to but keep putting them on the back burner. I will post the next book that I start. I still have to finish Alice Walker's Possessing the Secret of Joy.

Feel free to join me as I read Donna Hill's works. If you read her stuff let me know how it was (without giving everything away of course).

What is your reading trend? Has it changed over the years?
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