Random Book Musings: How long have you been reading books? Have you always read or started reading as an adult? #travelingsistersread #BookBloggers

Hi everyone! Hope everybody is having a great Thursday!

I always have these random bookish questions that I’m curious about so I ask our Traveling Sisters a weekly (sometimes more) book related question. We thought it would be fun and interesting to take some of those questions to our blog and see what you all think or do. I hope that you will also join in on the discussion with us.

Norma’s random book question:

I just finished watching two episodes of The Haunting of Hill House recently and I am really enjoying this show! Anyone else watching it or has read the book? Is the book better or the Netflix series?

Anyway, here is my book question for this week……….

How long have you been reading books? Have you always read or started reading as an adult? Do you read the same genre now as you used to or has your tastes changed over time? 

img_6531Norma’s Answer

I have been reading since Elementary school and have had little breaks &/or reading slumps throughout the years. I used to read quite a bit of horror and that used to be one of my favourite genres as well as thriller novels which I still love. I haven’t read too many horror books since my earlier adult years though.

I used to read horror when I was pregnant with all my children. Not sure what was up with that but I sort of loved it! But, people thought I was a little weird.  LOL

My teenager years my absolute favourites were witches, ghosts or anything with a supernatural element to the storyline.  Paranormal romance was a favourite too.

I think a few of you know this of me but I have been recording all of my books that I have read since I was 16 years old. When I started Goodreads I added all my books in that I have read except for some of my favourite authors where I have read all of them. There are a few authors that I have read every one of their released books. I now record all my reads on Goodreads and no longer write the titles in my journal.

Brenda was always the historical fiction and general fiction reader. And I was always thriller, chick-lit, romantic suspense & mystery novels. My tastes have changed somewhat since starting our Traveling Sisters groups but my first love is still thrillers &/or mystery novels. Brenda and I have always passed books onto one another and she pretty much knows which novels I will like and necessarily not enjoy all that much. I don’t do well usually with slow-moving general fiction. I do need something within the storyline that I find relatable or interesting enough.

I’m really interested in hearing your comments!

Web_L521-3_brunette_green-eyesBrenda’s Answer

I used to read romance in my late teens for a short time.  Then I went through a horror stage until my husband said no wonder you have nightmares.  Like Norma said I have always been a historical fiction and general fiction reader.  That’s my favorite genres.  I read a few thrillers before starting the Traveling Sister group but I really struggled with the darker ones.  Norma needed to read them first to filter out the ones I would find too dark.  Now, the darker the thriller the better.  Just recently I have ventured out and have read a few books that were not my normal and I have really enjoyed the change of pace.

Web_L515-1_blonde_blue-eyesLindsay’s Answer

Another fantastic question Norma!

I have been reading for as long as I can remember. I remember being in elementary school and my mom taking me to the bookstore to buy Babysitters Club and Fear Street R.L. Stine chapter books. I would be able to delay doing chores because I would tell my mom “just one more chapter please”. She was very supportive of my love of reading even though she isn’t much of a reader herself. Now I have my 3 and 5 year old imitating me by carrying around books in the house and “reading” them. They love reading and I really hope that it stays that way!

I used to read Women’s fiction and chick-lit type books, then switched to mainly New Release fiction. Now my most favourite genre is Historical Fiction, but the Traveling Sisters have done a great job in opening up my eyes to the excitement of thrillers/suspense. I like switching up genres every now and then to refresh myself and try something new.



Now to the best part. Your answers. Please join in our discussion and let us know your answer. We would love to hear from you!

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