Read Widely

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     When we set about bettering our reading lives, we want to read widely. Not sure what this means? Let me break it down.
  • Non-fiction, fiction, and poetry
  • Genres - fantasy, self-help, YA, MG, children's, romance, mystery, adventure, action, sci-fi, classics, contemporary, thriller, etc.
  • Flavors/feels/styles - cozy, can't-put-down, fast-paced, deeply philosophical, chilling, etc.
  • Authors/characters - male/female, various races, various backgrounds, various styles, etc.
     We need to dabble in each category occasionally, and there are thousands more that I don't have time to list.

     (If you're wondering what YA is, that would be young adult, namely, teen. And MG is middle grade--not quite children's but not quite YA.)

     Expect a lot from your books when you choose them with varying textures and characters and paces and plots. They won't disappoint.

     Challenge for today: Read from a genre or category that you don't usually partake in.

This post is part of my 31 Days to a Better Reading Life series.


  1. Reading Mary Oliver's poetry and finding that poetry requires a different attention.

    1. Is she good? If so, I'll have to check her out when I get into poetry!


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