As much as I love my Kindle Fire, I've been getting more and more books from the library lately. This, of course, is a good thing because not only do I save money, help circulation numbers for my local library system but I discover books that I've heard of but wouldn't necessarily seek out. So after returning some classic books that I've been trying to read for my book reviews, I thought about the kinds of books I generally read.
Personally, I love the real life stories but I also like those that also have a touch of the supernatural. I only like books written in first person point of view too. It's just my own taste that some may not understand but I feel disconnected from a situation if someone involved isn't giving me the details.
Books like The Secret Circle that I reviewed recently aren't as interesting as it would have been with Cassie telling me the story. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is a cute book that I still have to finish. The overly-fantastical world and the third person point of view makes me feel like a stranger rather than a participating figure in the story.
I have been trying to break out of my reading norm and reading books that aren't my usual choice. This is why I have Harry Potter on my list as well as Clockwork Angel and Fallen. I admit, however, the books in my to-read stack now are all first person: A Moveable Feast, The Truth About Forever, To Kill A Mockingbird, and Switched.Technorati Tags: L. J. Smith,J. K. Rowling,Cassandra Clare,Lauren Kate,Ernest Hemingway,Sarah Dessen,Harper Lee,Amanda Hocking,Kindle,Fire,library,circulation,numbers,system,life,person,situation,Secret,Circle,Cassie,Harry,Potter,Philosopher,world,stranger,Clockwork,Angel,Moveable,Feast,Truth,About,Kill,Mockingbird