Friday, 27 January 2012

Follow Friday (3)

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read
The question that everyone was asked this week was:

What book genre do you avoid at all costs and why?

I don't think that there are any book genres that I try to avoid 'at all costs' - I'm generally willing to try anything once! I'm often a little wary of epic fantasies or adult science fiction as it often just makes me a bit confused and goes over my head! The thought of over-the-top romance novels (including historical), cowboys and westerns make me cringe a little, too.

I'd also avoid any non-fiction books about subjects that don't interest me, but that's not to say that I'd avoid the genre completely. I'd never read a biography about a celebrity that I had no interest in, either. I'm also not all that interested in books that are strongly based on religion. I wouldn't read any self-help book unless I really had to, I guess.

It may not sound like it but I'm not really that picky about genres and I don't make an effort to avoid anything completely. Even if it's a book that fits into one of the genres I've mentioned above, if I like the sound of the blurb, I'd be willing to give the book a go!


  1. I agree, I don't really make an effort to avoid certain genres I just usually stick with the genres I like. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Jennifer @ Reading and Writing Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance

  2. I totally agree with you!! Thank you for stopping by my blog! :)

  3. Ahh, see I avoid nonfiction completely. I also bascially don't like anything that doesn't have paranormal elements.

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    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  4. I would choose other types of books before a lot of those too but I have read some great books in all those genres. I guess it just depends on the book. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great weekend!


  5. that's like me. i'd give most books a try if it sounded interesting. epic fantasy is great if it was five books or less lol. can't do ten or more like the Wheel of Time stuff.

    thanks for stopping by!

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

  6. I understand what you mean.I pick most kind of books too.If the story interests me I am game.

    Thanks for stopping by.
    Samina- Escapism Fanatic.

  7. I think that's a great stance to take. Complete avoidance probably leads to lots of great missed books. I'll try and take your advice when it comes to westerns and give them a better shot!

    Thanks for stopping in. Following back!

  8. New follower.. enjoyed hoping by and reading your post.. if a book catches my interest in the beginning I generally will finish as long as the language is good, and there are no over the top sexual parts..

  9. new follower, nice that you are not an overly picky reader.

  10. New Follower

    Non fiction is the main thing I avoid(:

    Thanks for stopping by!

  11. I have to agree with you, if the blurb appeals then I will pick it up anyway even if it is not something I would normally read.

    Thanks for stopping by Book'd Out earlier!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  12. I'm not into nonfiction either, but I have to agree with you. If the blurb sounds interesting, I'll probably give it a shot.
    Thanks for stopping by!


  13. I agree with you, you're totally right!

    old follower

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  14. I'm not a fan of epic fantasy as well. Sometimes those books just go on and on. If you are afraid to try Adult Sci-fi I would recommend Gini Koch's alien series. It is a great series and none of it went over my head, it is easy to keep up with. :)

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