You all know I LOVE YA, right? I think I've made that clear. But, I also want to be sure I stress the importance of leaving our comfort zone on occasion. If you aren't ready with writing yet, or even if you intend to do just that, you have to read out of genre too.
You never know what you'll learn or experience until you do. You may find a way to incorporate something into your own favorite genre in a new way. You may just plain 'ole enjoy yourself!
I have a couple of adult reads that I squeezed in lately and have planned soon. Also, as you may have noticed on my blog this week, I spotlighted a new NA (New Adult) book cover for A LITTLE TOO FAR, that I'm REALLY interested in. :D
It's not just age differences though. For example, one of my favorite recent reads was BRUISED by Sarah Skilton. Her writing is incredible. Every sentence and comparison is original and fresh. That kind of read inspires me!
How about you? Do you find it difficult to open a book outside your comfort zone? Or are you all over the place? And how does that compare with what you write? Are you more open to writing outside your genre if you read outside it too?