This week’s MM.
Do you find yourself forming trends in your reading? Is this a conscious act, influenced by either your own interests or current publishing fads?
I don’t usually have a trend when reading but I do go through phases. I went through a classics phase, Sensation fiction phase, *cough* Dan Brown phase *cough*, Indian writers phase, Agatha Christie etc. Many of those phases were brought on by subjects done in uni and that had spurred my interest. Currently, while I’m still reading other books, I’m in an Existentialist phase and trying to get my hands on a lot of the works by Albert Camus, Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre and also trying to discover new existentialist writers. However, I start to feel a little guilty at being so narrow with my choices that I soon feel compelled to break up trends and go read something entirely different.
I’m not at all interested in publishing fads. In fact, if I do notice a fad happening, I won’t touch it with a ten foot pole.