But lately, and I'll call lately the last 5 years or so, I've noticed that my range is shrinking.
Specifically, after a hard or traumatic time, I'll pick up a book and read it over and over and over (repeat many times). To the point that I can skip 3 chapters, because I don't like what happened, so I skip to the parts I like. Now, I read the Harry Potter series over Ike. They are long books and it takes me awhile to get through them, so it was a good choice. But I seem to be stuck. And not on the series, either. I'm stuck on a single book.
When life was hard before I moved into my house, with all of the Mike/Michelle drama going on, I had one book that I read until the front and back covers fell off. I still have the book. I should probably buy a new one, that one looks pretty bad. I still pick it up once in awhile. And I still skip to the parts I like best.
After Chuck broke up with me I read the Janet Evanovich books, but at least I read through the SERIES several times, not just the one book.
Now, I'm stuck on Harry Potter, specifically #7. I did read the series initially, but now I'm down to #'s 5, 6, and 7. Then after awhile, it was just #7. I read it so much that I had to buy my friend a new one, because I sort of wore out her copy.
Just recently, I went back to the Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum series. She's up to 13 now, so I should be good for awhile.
But HP#7 is still on my floor next to my bed. Just in case... :)