This week's question from Booking Through Thursday is a no-brainer
Do you read books “meant” for other age groups? Adult books when you were a child; Young-Adult books now that you’re grown; Picture books just for kicks … You know … books not “meant” for you. Or do you pretty much stick to what’s written for people your age?
If I read only books "meant" for my own age group, it would make for very boring reading. Picture books are fun and the reason for the old proverb: a picture is worth a thousand words. And today's dystopias for YA! Thrills and suspense. 'nuff said.Of course, I read adult books when a child, and adult books as an early teen: the steamy Peyton Place by Grace Metalious. I saw my grandmother reading Metalious' The Tight White Collar one summer while I was visiting her. I was shocked and embarrassed; Gran said, "I just wanted to see what you and Candy were reading." So sweet, no judgment on her part.
P.S. I was tickled to find a copy of The Tight White Collar on Paperback Swap (see sidebar). Will re-read it and see how it compares in today's culture.