I’m looking at my bookshelf and I noticed that my collection has changed quite considerably over the years. In my 20’s and through my 30’s, I had mostly Science-Fiction and Fantasy novels and a huge collection of Dean Koontz books.
Now in my 40’s, I have books like David Coppefield by Dickens, Lost Mission by Athol Dickson, Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath and The Pearl. I have gotten rid of most of my science-fiction and fantasy collection and I only have one Dean Koontz novel left, Cold Fire (that’s my favorite of his).
That’s created a question. Why has my book collection changed as I’ve gotten older?
Is it maturity?
Is it just that my tastes have changed? Or what?
Also, I just finished reading Stephen King’s Bag of Bones last week and read John Grisham’s The Testament and Sidney Sheldon’s Other Side of Midnight in the past year. I would never read those popular authors ten years ago…heck even five years ago. However, I enjoyed reading all three of those novels.
Hmm….so I’m wondering has anyone else experienced this as well? What does it mean and say about you personally.