Thursday, August 9, 2012

Booking Through Thursday - Branching Out

Amy asks:

Name a book you love in a genre you normally don’t care for. What made you decide to read it? Did it make you want to try more in that genre?

Bookish Sarah asks an interesting assortment of questions:

What genre do you avoid reading and why?
I have fairly well established taste in books. The one book I read in the past year or so that broke out of that was probably this one:
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

Despite my love for Science Fiction movies and TV shows (Star Wars, The 5th Element, Star Trek, etc.), I have never been a huge fan of the Sci-Fi genre of books (except for that one spell as a young teenager when I read every Star Wars book published. Timothy Zahn ruled in those days).

I had seen many effusive reviews of this particular book. I read it and it was OK, but it was not enough to send me on a Sci-Fi or an Orson Scott Card kick. (You can read my original reaction in this post.)

I'll probably pick up another Sci-Fi in the future, once I read enough reviewers I trust.

There are some genres I never read: Romance, Westerns, Crime novels or "gritty" detective stories (true crime non-fiction is an exception), Horror or anything to do with the Occult.

How about you? Do you stick to a favorite genre or is anything fair game? Have you ever read a book in a new to you genre and loved it?

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gautami tripathy said...

I avoid YA and hate paranormal stuff. I love Crime Fiction....

Here is my BTT post!

Connie Char said...

I agree with the horror genre.

gautami tripathy said...

I love Crime Fiction to bits....I avoid YA and hate paranormal stuff.

Here is my BTT post!

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