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.) Go to Booking through Thursday for other participants’ thoughts.
It depends what mood I’m in or if I decided to read a particular author. I don’t think I have a preference…okay, I think I love current books better. With current books, I just have to go through the new arrivals at the library or subscribe to the feed while for older books I have to look for them. It’s a laziness thing I guess.
But when I hear of a book and I want to read it it does’nt matter to me what year it was written in and sometimes I read everything the author has written. Lucy Maud Montgomery and Jane Austen particularly.
I started with Anne of Green Gables (Anne…la maison aux pignons verts) when I was 10 and when I discovered the other books at the library (when I was 17) I read them all. When I started reading well enough in English I looked for the books in English and read all of them in the oldest edition I could order through the interlibrary loan. Anne, Emily, Kilmenny, Victoria Jane…short stories, long novels and series.
Obviously Jane Austen’s novels are old but I have read them in a recent edition. I read everything I could find. First, I read the books in French. And then I read some of the books in English.
When I start a series, like the Sookie Stackhouse novels, I don’t care what year it was written in. I start with the first volume and end up reading the current books. I just finished the before last book and my heart is squeezing because I only have one last book to read.