Musing Mondays (Sept 14)

Musing Mondays (BIG) Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about reading trends…


Do you find yourself forming trends in your reading? Is this a conscious act, influenced by either your own interests or current publishing fads?


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I did a meme this week, and my answers prompted Elena to point out that I seemed to have a thing for fairies. And like I told her, yes, I do have a fondness for fairy stories, this having been given a huge boost by my seven-year-old cousin’s insistence on playing fairies – but I had not actually realised that this was the case.

So I suppose my answer is yes-no-yes.

Yes, I do form trends in my book choices. This year it is fairies:

No, it is rarely a conscience act, I do tend to get sucked in by the fairy books (feel free to recommend some!) but I don’t usually seek them out.

And, yes, I am probably influenced by publishing trends, in as much as there is an abundance of fairyish stories lately, at least in childrens or YA fiction.

25 comments :

gautami tripathy said...

This week I read Alvor, a fairy story and liked it.

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caite said...

Darn, I was almost first...lol
But here is My Post this week. No faeries for me, sorry to say.

Matt said...

I'm all about reading trends. :)

My answer is up. :)

Melody said...

Here's mine.

Happy Monday!

Yvonne said...

I'm here early this week. Mine is here

Bluestocking said...

Here is mine

The Book Resort said...

Fairy themes abound, Rebecca :). How cool to spend time w/ your cousin. Enjoy!

http://thebookresort.blogspot.com/2009/09/musing-mondays_14.html

Dawn said...

I hope everyone has a good week! My answer is here.

The Social Frog said...

Mine Is Up :)
http://thesocialfrog.com/?p=2415

wendy elizabeth said...

Since she loves them there's a fairy for Becca in my MM post, which I think I've scheduled for 5:50pm wish me fairy-luck.

BooksPlease said...

I used to read a lot of fairy books.

Here's my post - not about a fairy story though.

Nise' said...

My Musing is here.

Mae said...

Ha! Fairies are so cute. What a lovely trend.

Mine is up

Alison said...

I think I'm an accidental trender.

MizB said...

My answer is here, with links to my previous years' reading lists... there are definite trends, but I didn't do it on purpose -- honest! LOL.

Great question, Rebecca!

~MizB

kaye said...

"I believe in fairies". I actually haven't read many books about fairies, but I do love the Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull that does have quite a few fairies as part of the story. If you want to wander down my road I’m home.

Kinga said...

I do not think I have trends in my readings but here is my reply.

Lilue said...

Mine is here.

http://lilue.blogspot.com/2009/09/musing-monday-sept-14.html

okbolover said...

I think it depends on my mood... here's my answer: Right here

Susan said...

No Fairy Stories to recommend but here's my answer

Jen said...

Better late than never.

Here's mine.

Michael said...

Everybody has a reading pattern, whether conscious or unconscious.
Here's my Musing Monday post.

Jenners said...

I'm not sure I ever read a book about fairies!!!

Ambrosia Jefferson said...

Fire & Ice Musing Monday

Emily said...

better late than never right?

http://worldinsidemyheadbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/09/musing-monday-reading-trends.html