Tell Me Something Tuesday was hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings, but she has (temporarily?) stopped blogging. So a group of us that had been doing posts (Linda from Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell, Karen from For What It’s Worth, Roberta from Offbeat YA, Jen from That’s What I’m Talking About and me) decided to get together, come up with some more topics and keep the meme going.Michelle made us a logo and we’re off and running. For more details, check out this post where I reintroduced the meme.
I can be sporadic, but when I do join in I will always share next week’s topic at the end of the post. So, today is about…
Do you ever read out of your comfort zone? And if yes, does it work for you?
I definitely do. With COYER we have book club every other month and sometimes the books selected are not books that I have much interest in. But as a co-host I try to participate in all the book club events – especially since I host at least 2 of the chats per year. I also buddy read with my brother and he chooses the books. And you’d be surprised how many books he picks that I’ve never even heard of. They are most certainly outside my comfort zone.
The results are mixed but, more often than not, surprisingly good. This year I’ve read 4 books with my brother and enjoyed each of them. For COYER book club this year, I think there’s been maybe 3 books that were outside my comfort zone so far and only one that was a DNF. And that’s pretty consistent. So 1-2 out of every 10 that I pick up outside of my comfort zone is a no-go, the others are usually pretty good with maybe 1 or 2 being exceptionally good.