I read lots of Sci-Fi, but also lots of adventure books, mysteries, detectives, etc, etc. and was averaging maybe 2 thick books a week. I couldn't stop - didn't want to stop, and it was amazing. It expanded my areas of interest and launched me in many directions. The problem was to narrow them down, because they couldn't all be continued. My background in film/photo from my Sea Org days was very helpful, but that later faded into other things. But it all started from lots of reading. My only regrets were that for the past 20 years I haven't had enough time to read much of anything and so now it's a rare pleasure to actually sit down a read a book. Funny thing is that the very last book I've been able to read was when I was in Europe, completely bored to be vising relatives, leaving me with plenty of time to read. It was the very enjoyable book The Zone by the same author as Carrie - can't think of his name!
I know exactly what u mean, it just kind of snowballs. One genre leads to another. I haven't read much lately either...except on the internet! lol But it sounds like u have had an exciting career!
A quote I always loved by Mary Englebriet is, "Books fall open, and we fall in."
Never saw that quote, but it's a good one. Thanks!
After I got out of the SO, I truely lived a full life, tons of adventure, exploration, learning. Totally priceless to me. Unfortunately, things change and I just don't have the time and/or money for even a tiny percentage of what I had done in my 20s and 30s. I was never a reader when young, so I make a special effort now to try and change that from happening to others who are young now. No better way to positively influence a person, I think.