Do you read books “meant” for other age groups? Adult books when you were a child; Young-Adult books now that you’re grown; Picture books just for kicks … You know … books not “meant” for you. Or do you pretty much stick to what’s written for people your age?
I have never stuck to books for my age group. Even as a kid I read above and below my age range. The only thing that mattered to me was that I liked the book and my parents didn't censor what I read (although they did censor my tv viewing). I would read my sisters books, my books and would even try my mum's books. If it was a book I wanted my mitts on it. I remember being quite young and reading to my grandad from one of his Westerns (although I am pretty sure I wouldn't have understood it).
It was only as a teen that someone objected to my reading habits. An English teacher only saw me reading Point Horror. She wasn't aware that I was also reading John Grisham, Stephen King, Jane Austin, Charles Dickens and Bram Stoker (I am sure I even read a few Catherine Cookson during that time). Anyway, she commented on it to my dad who went into panic mode. I already didn't like this teacher and wasn't best pleased that she only noticed me reading YA. I should thank her though because this teacher was also a sci fi nut and my dad came home the next day with a big pile of books she had recommended. It included Isaac Asimov and I fell in love with science fiction from then on. Oh, and it also included "The Grapes of Wrath" which is one of my favourite books to this day.
Since I knew that I was reading from all levels I didn't let that stop me from enjoying my point horror's or Christopher Pike's. I was just a bit more wary about what I took into school. I still read YA although I am taking a little break from it at the moment. I also LOVE picture books. I am a little sad that my youngest niece is now insisting on big girl books with chapters. I don't mind admitting that I have one or two of my favourites on my own bookshelf.