Thursday, June 24, 2010

Booking Through Thursday: New or old?

Question June 17, 2010: 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.)

My answer: New ones I guess. I would have to say that most of the books that I read have been published within the last 20 years. I think the oldest books I've ever read are probably Isaac Asimov's Foundation stories-which I just learned were first published in the 1940s. I do like books that are set in the present day and deal with current issues-on a FICTIONAL basis-but I also love books set in the past-historical fiction included.

I don't have an aversion to older books-so if you have any suggestions-as always-let me know!!!


  1. I usually read recently published books. The exceptions are when I read a book from my childhood...I love re-reading The Secret Garden or my Roald Dahl books!

    I immensely dislike reading outright old novels. I have the traumatic experience...being forced to read Thomas Hardy books for high school English, and absolutely hating Tess of the d'Urbervilles! Brontë would be rare exception, though.

  2. Oh yeah, and Jane Austen. Can't believe I forgot her. But typically not other old books.


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