Booking Through Thursday: Category
Today, Booking Through Thursday asks:
Of the books you own, what’s the biggest category/genre?
Is this also the category that you actually read the most?
I always have trouble with this kind of quantified question, comparing, how much. Unless I count the books and compare?
Going by the number of shelves on my bookshelf occupied by a specific genre… poetry wins.
2 shelves in the bedroom, 2 in the living room, given over to poetry.
And weirdly, I’ve been out of the habit of reading poetry for years, now. I have taken glorious, wonderful poetry classes. I have written poetry. I have read at least a taste from every poetry book on my shelves, and reread favorites.
But lately, I’ve been reading what feels like anything but poetry: fiction, foodie lit, mysteries, memoir. Sometimes the writing of one of these crosses over into flights of language that feel like poetry. The Book Thief needed to be on my poetry shelf, because of the turns of phrase.
I should read more poetry, it seems.