Monday, July 4, 2011

Musing Monday #9

Musing Monday is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading and here's our question for today:

Below is a link to an NPR discussion about the simple fact that there’s no way you can read, see and experience all the things that are available to be experienced. The two methods for dealing with it areculling (i.e., cutting out certain genres that don’t interest you, etc.) orsurrender (i.e., just making peace with the facts and enjoying what you can in the time that you have).
So, do you cull, or do you surrender? Or do you do both?
I will cut out certain genres because they are uninteresting to me (based on past attempts). But there are some genres I'll give in to and read, and enjoy. So..... both. I've opened the way for a lot of newer types of books. Just last night I was realizing that I've been reading a lot of books that are depressing/sad lately (losing loved ones that you're close to, etc.), and I used to not do that because I didn't want to be upset over reading a book. I actually find it enriching to see how writer's express loss and hope, even if the outcome is still depressing or sad.



  1. New follower here. :) Love the blog. I think it's amazing how our taste in reading changes over time. Our taste buds change every seven years. Why can't our reading habits?

    Jessica @

  2. I don't mind a sad book, as long as it has a good ending.

    Here's mine


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