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BTT: What’s Your Type?

August 9, 2012

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Amy and Sarah both asked about genres:

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’m not much of  a bodice ripper romance type or sweet, weepy chick lit type or true crime type. All of these have exceptions in my, ahem, book, but the one genre I find myself avoiding more than others tends to be The Dreaded Memoir.

Until I picked up Paul Auster’s Winter Journal, I would have said that only Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast stood out as a favorite in this category. I have to say, though, good ol’ Paul has done right by my expectations of his writing in his latest book.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. August 9, 2012 1:16 pm

    I avoid YA and hate paranormal stuff. Werewolves etc are NOT my cup of tea!

    Here is my BTT post!

  2. August 9, 2012 1:20 pm

    You know, the beauty of blogging is that I am constantly challenged with genres I would normally avoid, and I surprise myself. I have come to love (some) graphic novels, paranormal, science fiction, and YA. I actually swore I’d never read another vampire book, but here I am loving The Discovery of Witches. So I guess the lesson to me is to keep my mind open!

  3. August 9, 2012 1:35 pm

    Ooh, yes, I’ve been eyeing Winter Journal. It looks awesome 🙂

  4. August 9, 2012 1:36 pm

    Not too much with memoirs, but sometimes it’s good to try something new.

  5. August 9, 2012 8:31 pm

    I don’t read sci-fi, memoirs, children’s books and romance.
    My full answer is posted on my blog.

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