How to Add Diversity To Your Reading

I learned years ago that some of the best stories and most  interesting novels have to be searched for. No one is going to tell you where to find them. You have to browse around the internet or library until you find them.And they are worth the search. From some, you learn things you didn’t know. Some gives you an insight in a culture not your own.

Oftentimes the books directly in front of you aren’t the best nor the most original story. They’re the most money making story. The publishing industry is a business as any other business and it sells whatever is selling and making the most money, not necessarily what is good.

The Age of Enlightenment begun over 300 years ago…so why are we still in the Middle Ages with our reading materials? We say we can’t read Medieval writings but yet we are reading the same story plots, same characters that were popular during the early Middle Ages.

Maybe the ancient Romans should’ve stuck around and showed us how to really write exciting stories.  LOL! Maybe the Greek whom the Roman copied; the Ancient Macedonians, Eusctrans and Mycenaeans whom the Greek copied, the Egyptians whom the Ancient Macedonicans, Eusctrans and Mycenaeans copied was all too much melodrama for those of the Middle Ages.

It’s understandable, sometimes I have to step away from their drama for  the ancient literature is sometimes far much killing, backstabbing and chauvinistic views for my taste

The Age of Reasoning for yourself is nearly 400 years old so why are we still allowing others to reason for us.

 

How to build diversity into your reading

The picture are the words of Octavia Butler.

About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian who is also long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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2 Responses to How to Add Diversity To Your Reading

  1. Millie says:

    Thank you for reblogging!! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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