Do you ever feel like you’re in a reading rut? That you don’t read enough variety? That you need to branch out, spread your literary wings and explore other genres, flavors, styles?
I have an obsessive personality that I'm constantly trying to rein in. In my youth I would read all the books by one author and then discard them to never return to again. Or I would only read a certain type of books until they made me sick.
These days I take great care to mix it up a little - even continuously reading genres that I know I don't like. If I could have my own way (woe betide the world if that ever happened) I would only read Russian novels, but I know that if I do, I'll grow sick of them and not touch them for years. So, my general attitude is to try not to read two books by the same author or of the same genre back to back. Do I always follow this rule - of course not. I wouldn't be me if I did. But looking at the year so far, I have to say that I've been doing a good job.