Confessions of a Bookworm – Reading Genres You Don’t Like

p1Anila 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?”

Nell 100

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.

ivana 100Invested 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!


About Nervous Nell Justice

I read, read and then read. I love my life as a reviewer because I get to meet some awesome people who love books too. It's a fantastic world to live in!My favorite genres: Urban Fantasy, Regency Romance, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Thrillers, Paranormal Mysteries, Vampire Romance, Historical, Contemporary or Futuristic Mysteries and Thrillers, Steampunk Fantasy and Mysteries, Police Procedurals and Political Thrillers.

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