Do you suffer from genre paralysis? Or are you free and easy? Sometimes I find that I am very reluctant to switch genres or authors. It's a periodic occurrence, (possibly in sync with the phases of the moon?) and I swing between two extremes. One extreme is reading and re-reading one book or that author's series, to the exclusion of all else (like eating, sleeping...). This often happens in that blurry sci-fi fantasy genre, where I get hooked on a series, or a writing style, and will re-read a book/series 3 times before even looking at another author (i know, faithful aren't i?) but then if I do look for an author it will generally be one in the same genre. Or if not that, then the crime/mystery genre, where you come to be familiar with the behaviour of the main protagonist, and are reluctant to learn about someone else all over again. Fear of the unknown? Staying in a safe and suitable relationship, rather than discovering a new one? The other extreme is acting like a bookhopper (or book wh*re :redface, leaping from literary genius to pop fiction drivel to travel narrative, and back again, reading more than one book at the same time, devouring all in sight. They kind of balance each other out i guess...but they both seem like obsessive behaviours. I either devote myself to an author/genre, or completely avoid making any kind of attachment to them. What's your book behaviour?