Booking Through Thursday

Do you prefer reading current books? Or older ones? Or outright old ones? (As in, yes, there’s a difference between a book from 10 years ago and, say, Charles Dickens or Plato.)

Most of the books I’ve read are, of course, from the modern era so I’m used to the modern way of writing with quick plots and hooking the reader right from the first page.

Then again, I also own the Finnish translations of the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Book of the Dead, writings from Herodotos, the Odyssey, and the Iliad. (I’d give my left foot for a Finnish *prose* translation of the Odyssey. Once upon a time I could even read the hieroglyphs a little.)

For some reason I don’t really care for the Jane Austen type of writing but I do love my Three Musketeers.

So, my answer is: yes. I like to read almost all of them.