Every Friday Jennifer of Crazy For Books hosts The Book Blogger Hop-The Book Blogger Hop is a great chance to meet new to you bloggers, find some new blogs to follow and gain some great readers for your own blog. Every week about 275 or so bloggers from all over the world participate. I have found some excellent new blogs this way and gained some wonderful readers. I follow about 500 book blogs and am always happy to find more. If you follow me I will follow you.
My blog for the last few months has been one third Asian literature, one third classics and one third short stories but I do read contemporary fiction also and even some YA once in a while. I have various reading projects I am working on also. My latest one is short stories by Australian writers of the 19th century and I also recently read five stories by African writers in competition for the Caine Prize. I am very into Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf.
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Every week Jennifer asks participants in the Book Blogger hop to answer a question-here is this week's question-
"Why do you read the genre that you do? What draws you to it?"
I read a mix of classics, short stories and Asian fiction. I read classics for what may seem like an elitist reason. If I am going to take the trouble and time to read I want to read the best books out there. I know there are issues out there in the world on this but I like to read canon status literature because I seek in the end to experience the best of world literature. I read short stories a lot now as it is a genre I neglected for many years. I read Asian fictions, mainly Japanese and Indian, as it is a new to world. I also do read modern fiction sometimes. I am open to new to me authors and am always happy to find a wonderful author I have not yet read.