I’m a generalist, not a specialist, in most things, especially books.

I haven’t read.  But I’ve been told that it’s a series that I should and an author that I’d enjoy, especially when I was a teenager.  But I’d see the series of books all in a row in the library and go, “Nooooo.. i can barely handle a trilogy… ” which itself was a lie… I read the Hobbit and only 1/2 of Lord of the Rings, and just acquired my knowledge of the 2nd half of the 1st book, the 2nd book and the 3rd book through… listening.

Same with Harry Potter…

and with Hunger Games… I started up a Hunger Games map on my Minecraft server, saw what it looked like and listened to enthusiastic fans of the books make references until I understood it….  so I know the whole story enough for my liking yet never read a page.

sigh  I’m a generalist.

Mind you, at the time that I saw the long line of Xanath books… I think there were 6 or 7 of them.  Now I think there’s like 30 or 40.  I couldn’t consume them all. :P

Oh, I did finish Ender’s Game… but that was in a single sitting in the library books stacks ’til closing.  Desperately tried to get ‘into’ the others, but like the rest, I skipped around here and there.

Oh, same with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe… Loved it… couldn’t do the series….

sigh I’m a sham.  Oh well, it’s “my way” I guess :)

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