> The Things You Can Read: Arm Chair BEA Day 2 and 3

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Friday, May 31, 2013

Arm Chair BEA Day 2 and 3

Unfortunately, I am behind the eight ball in keeping-up with the daily posts for Arm Chair BEA,  Procrastination is not a good quality.  To make amends, I am posting Two-In-One.   The question for Wednesday, May 29, 2013 was:

What draws you to a specific genre?  Recommend your favorite genres and/or books.
Let me start by saying I love to read.  As a child old movies and books were my two best friends.  I filled countless hours of my childhood reading and watching old movies.  I read everything fictional I could get my hands on.  I read even when I should have been listening in math or music appreciation class.  The only phone call my mother ever received from school during my entire journey through public education was one where the teacher called to tell her I had to stop reading during my core classes.  Back then, I made wider selections in my genre choices, but as an adult, I prefer classics, literary fiction and an occasional nonfiction selection.  As a mature reader, I have to make myself expand my reading choices.  I usually do this with Audible Books.
Since I am more a literary fiction reader I will make the following five recommendations:

The Question for Thursday, May 30, 2013 is:

Which works of literary fiction have changed your life?

Life Changing Books:

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
GoneWith the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Happy Reading and Happy Blogoversary to
The Things You Can Read!
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