Thursday, August 9, 2012

Booking Through Thursday

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?
What genre do you avoid reading and why?




I'm not a huge fan of sci-fi. I can never get really into it, since the books are always much more ocncerned with world-building and technical terms than plot. I'm talking about the majority of them. I did enjoy The Dosadi Experiment by Frank Herbert, though. I'm not really sure why, since it wasn't very different from the other sci-fi books, but for some reason the story stuck with me for a bit.
I did try more books in that genre, but I still don't find myself enjoying them too much.



















7 comments:

Mermer said...

I do like sci-fi, though. As long as it's adult fiction. Thanks for stopping by!

Cathy De Los Santos said...

I'm not huge on adult fiction, for some reason ya's got more spirit. Thanks for stopping by today!

Megan Monell said...

I definitely know what you mean about sci fi being really technical. I don't like the technical stuff (which is why I still havent picked up any Jules Verne), but I was so surprised by how poetic and elegant HG Wells was. I still haven't read much of the genre, but I plan on reading more.

Gigi Ann said...

I am not a sci fi reader either, just can't understand most of what is happening. I confuse easily, so sci fi confuses me very easily...

Jae said...

I feel exactly the same but about fantasy. I tend to like science fiction much more than fantasy and will have to check out The Dosadi Experiment. If you're looking for a sci-fi book with great characters and an interesting plot, I recommend The Silver Metal Lover by Tanith Lee. It's about a human girl who falls in love with an android boy. It's one of my favorite books! :)

gautami tripathy said...

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

Here is my BTT post!

Meg @ A Bookish Affair said...

I like Sci Fi but I'm pretty particular about what kinds of sci fi I like!