I had a thing at one time, where the only books I would read were Science Fiction. I wouldn’t look at anything else. I think things might have been beginning to change but Covid definitely did something.
I have many books on the book shelves that I bought with the intention of reading, and some have been on the shelf for years. It’s not that I suddenly had more time to read those books. But I used time a little bit more efficiently and took the time to read books that otherwise I would probably never have gotten around to reading.
I don’t think I’m really into reading biographies, but when I found out that David Suchet was in to photography, I thought it would be a good one to start with, and I did enjoy reading it, but I have to confess that it hasn’t inspired me to read even more biographies, but if I should find one I like the sound of then I may be more inclined to read it.
I’ve enjoyed reading books about trains and science, but I think the category of book that has had the biggest impact on me is undoubtedly history. I’ve read several history books (not least of which was Gombach’s History of Art), this has definitively re-kindled my interest in the topic. I’ve got several books lined up. I know what I want to read, the only problem I have is the order – sometimes, I can switch order on a whim. I have to be a bit more disciplined!