Thursday, 17 June 2010

Booking through Thursday.

Thursday's question for discussion is the following ----

Do you prefer reading current books? Or older ones? Or outright old ones? (As in, yes, there’s a difference between a book from 10 years ago and, say, Charles Dickens or Plato.)

At this present time I am drawn to current books, I have just started reading The Taste of Sorrow by Jude Morgan. This is a fairly new book about a much older story, it is the story of the Bronte sisters, and although I have have only read a few pages it is proving to be a powerful read. However I digress , I can't say I have a preference between 'old' or 'new' .My choice is usually exactly what I feel like reading at the time.

More discussions and choices can be found here.

2 comments:

The Social Frog said...

I tend to love current, best sellers but will read whatever interests me no matter the age of the book.

Pat said...

It depends on my mood too. So long as it is well written and has a good plot and interesting characters I am not bothered by when it was written. One of my favourite authors is Robert Neill who was writing in the 60's and 70's. I recently lent one of his books to my son's girlfriend and was surprised when she commented that his style was 'old fashioned'. I hadn't noticed!