Have your book-tastes changed over the years? More fiction? Less? Books that are darker and more serious? Lighter and more frivolous? Challenging? Easy? How-to books over novels? Mysteries over Romance?I would answer a definite yes to this one. I started reading Julie Garwood and Danielle Steele in high school. My reading tastes went along those lines for about eight or nine years. You know. The trashy novels with the Fabio looking guy and the girl with the torn dresses and heaving breasts on the cover? Then I branched out and started reading procedural crime, mysteries, and the like. Now I'm brave enough to read just about anything including the "classics" which I would have found terribly boring not that long ago. I read a Julie Garwood for the first time in quite a few years recently. I thought the story predictable and the writing...simple. I was really disappointed because I used to love her books. I feel a little like I outgrew romances. Okay. I still like Nora Roberts and I always will. It was while I was on a Nora Roberts high that I finally decided my major. If not for her, I'd still be aimlessly taking classes. I also happen to think that her books are a little more complex than the typical romance but I really am biased.
I think it's only natural for reading habits and tastes to evolve. If you keep reading Dr. Seuss and Little Golden Books when you're 30 and there are no kids around, people are going to stare.