049. Read 10 books that aren’t from science-fiction or fantasy genres

22 01 2010

When will I have achieved this goal? When I have finished ten books that aren’t science-fiction or fantasy related. 

Why did I choose this goal? I’ll admit it, I’m narrow in my book selections sometimes – if it isn’t fantasy or science-fiction I’ll pass it by. This goal is in an attempt to broaden my reading, and counts towards my total of 50 books in the goal before.

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26 01 2010
corielleriddell

I think this is a wonderful goal! Like you, I can get caught up in “other-world” books. What genres are you looking to read? Novels, biographies, philosophy, short stories, mystery, etc. Maybe I can suggest something new?
btw: Thanks for adding my DZLM badge to your page! 🙂
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11 02 2010
Rebecca W

Thanks for your comment (I’m still figuring out all of WordPress’ features, so I didn’t see it until now!).

Good question… setting this goal was a little scary because I *love* my sci-fiction and my fantasy also. I’m thinking of sticking to fiction at the moment (though my mother would like to see me read a stack of biographies!), the whole ‘chick lit’ genre is terrifying because I’m scared of bad writing. As for suggestions, I’m up for any ideas – possibly a few classics?

11 02 2010
corielleriddell

Hmmm. I just read “Homer’s Odyssey,” a true story about a blind cat & his life. Some other good ones I recommend are “The Aeneid” by Virgil, “The Caterbury Tales” by Chaucer, Dante’s “Divine Comedy,” any philosophy writings by Aristotle and Plato are good… “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho… there are too many! 🙂

11 02 2010
Rebecca W

I’ll set to having a look at the local library (which is part of a network, quite extensive!). Thanks for the recommendations. 🙂

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