Confessions of a Bookworm – Reading Genres You Don’t Like
Anila over at Parajunkees View has another confession of a bookworm question of the week. She really makes me think.
This week’s question:
“What would you do if you were forced to read a genre you simply cannot like?”
Nervous Nell says…
This is not a scandalous confession. I’m sure that I’m not the only person out there for whom stepping outside my reading zone is pretty difficult. I like what I like and if I have to read a genre that I cannot like it would probably take forever to get the book done. I’m a procrastinator when it comes to things I don’t like. I’m pretty good at negotiating to get myself out of doing something that I’m gonna hate. With that being said, I will try a genre if I’ve never tried it before. I usually stick with what I know, but I won’t dismiss it without at least a look. I have an example where I was forced to read the “Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck for school. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it either. I realize it’s a classic, but 1939 must not have been my year. I did try it and I did finish it. It won’t be my go-to relaxation and escapism book, that’s for sure.
Invested Ivana says…
I think I’m with Nell on this one. I would procrastinate and avoid. If I have to do it, like with some books I had to read in school, I’d do a lot of skimming. Once a wrote a book report on Uncle Tom’s Cabin just by reading the captions under the illustrations. I know I was supposed to want to read such a critical piece of American history, but I really wasn’t of an age to appreciate that at the time. So I got creative. No one ever knew … until now!