Thursday, May 12, 2011

Booking through Thursday - Age-Appropriate Reading

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This week's question...

Do you read books “meant” for other age groups? Adult books when you were a child; Young-Adult books now that you’re grown; Picture books just for kicks … You know … books not “meant” for you. Or do you pretty much stick to what’s written for people your age?

My answer...

I generally stick to my age group. I'm usually not into stories that center around teens or any group much younger than me. When I was younger, I loved those type of books. So, I think I'd have to say I'm drawn to books that I can identify with and that would usually be my own age group. That's not to say I never venture out into other age groups. I will if I hear of something good. It's just not the norm for me.

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  1. I can understand not enjoying YA because you can't relate to the characters. I can be a bit like that sometimes and there is a limit to how much YA I can read. Am actually currently taking a break from it.

  2. not many people hve said an answer like this i like it though,

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  3. I do read some YA (I'm in my mid-20s) and not being able to totally relate to the characters is probably what annoys me most about the books. I do like the storylines though!

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  4. Nice honest answer! You have to be true to who you are!

  5. I agree with you, I read the adult books of today.

  6. Being able to relate to the characters is the primary appeal for me, too. I don't want to rule anything out, but generally those books I can relate to are for adults.

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  7. I appreciate your forthright answer. I too prefer adult novels, like mysteries, crime fiction, popular fiction; but I am not adverse to reading a highly recommended book if it is directed at another age.

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  8. This is actually a tough question. I tend to read adult novels, and probably have since like junior high, but I do read middle school and YA books with my daughter. And I pick up a picture book occasionally, but usually there's a reason for it.

  9. Good answer. I read both kinds - books for adults and books for younger readers. I do prefer books with characters I can identify with - they just don't have to be written for my age group.

  10. I have never stayed in my agegroup. I went from horse books to harlequin at 10 ;)

  11. I feel pretty much the same as you, Yvonne. Once in while, I read a YA book or a children's book, but not that often.

  12. It depends on the book. I do enjoy YA every once in a while.
    Enjoy your weekend :)


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