Lately,I've been drifting in my reading between straight fiction,fantasy,sci-fi,thriller,and animal fiction. I try and mix 'em up as much as possible,and wondered if others alternate between genres?
I usually have a third book on my mp3 player which I listen to on the treadmill, and that book can be just about anything.
I try to mix up my reads, shifting from classics to SFF to modern lit etc, although I try to only have one book on the go at once, otherwise I find that I muddle up the plotlines. In saying that, I do listen to non-fiction audiobooks when I go running each day. I tried fiction audiobooks, but I tend to zone out occasionally when I am listening, and that doesn't work too well when you're trying to follow a story.
My father only ever reads crime/mystery novels. And a little Christian non-fiction. Yawn.How could someone stick with only one genre? Fiction and non-fiction stimulate different parts of our brains and nervous systems... and who wants to miss out on extra stimuli? Romance seems the most homogeneous genre. Many who read that read nothing else. Most people I know read only non-fiction and rarely or never any fiction. Same with movies: some people never watch musicals unless under threat. I would, cautiously, say the same for comic books. Many literature readers I know would NEVER NEVER be caught reading a "graphic novel" or a comic. Too bad, comics can also have high artistic quality. Those who stick to one genre, or even one medium, will miss out.
Treadmills are kinda boring for me, a very monotonous thing. And I am not used to the idea of listening to audiobooks as well.
I like to exercise my body 'cause it prevents against stress and other stuff. So I prefer exercises that improve the development of my body muscles. While I do so, I can't even think of listening to audiobooks. A good story requires concentration and attention to be enjoyed and that's something I can't conciliate with physical exercises as I push it to my limits. So I listen to music while I perform physical exercises.