Booking Through Thursday 11-29: “Rolling”

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Do you get on a roll when you read, so that one book leads to the next, which leads to the next, and so on and so on?

I don’t so much mean something like reading a series from beginning to end, but, say, a string of books that all take place in Paris. Or that have anthropologists as the main character. Or were written in the same year. Something like that… Something that strings them together in your head, and yet, otherwise could be different genres, different authors…

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Sometimes I find that this happens, but it’s rarely by design. In fact, if I’m looking over the back-cover summaries to decide which book I really want to read next, I’m probably more likely to avoid one that seems to share many elements with the last book I read – I don’t want to find myself in a rut, you know. That’s one reason I’ll try to read nonfiction after every couple of novels…I’d rather mix things up a little, I guess.

I do sometimes find that I get on a roll with some of my blog post topics, though. There are times when it seems like many bloggers get caught up in a particular subject around the same time, and I want to join in, so I’ll find that I’m writing several posts on a similar theme within a period of a week or two. But that wasn’t the question, was it? Getting back to the topic, I suppose my blog reading gets on a roll sometimes, but my book reading is less likely to do so.

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  1. Literary Feline – Occasionally I’ll want that rut, but it’s pretty unusual. Unless I’m reading a series – which I don’t often do – I’d rather mix it up.