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Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday Events (January 27th)

Reviews Posted this week:

  1. Dylan by C.H. Admirand
  2. All the Flowers in Shanghai by Duncan Jepson



Q: Which book genre do you avoid at all costs and why?

Hmm. I hate to say it but there are many that I avoid like the fricken plague. The list is so big that a corresponding bulleted list is necessary:

  • Political books-especially ones related to conservative politics. It does nothing but make me mad and I don’t want to be mad.
  • Religious books-I am not religious. At all. So there really is no purpose in me reading a religious book other than to put me to sleep.
  • Self Help-I don’t need someone I don’t know telling me what to do with my life. Plus all the hokey language makes me cringe.
  • Celebrity books (both fiction and non-fiction)-If Snookie can “write” a book, anyone can. Nothing good can come of these people writing books and there are few celebrities that I care enough about to read books written by them. Maybe if Jennifer Aniston wrote a book. Maybe. If I was having a slow reading week.
  • Science Fiction-I tried and I hated it. My brain just doesn’t work that way.
  • Fantasy-Same. My ex tried to get me to read LOTR and I had to give up. I felt like a failure for weeks.
  • Tearjerkers for no point other than to be a tearjerker…mainly Nicholas Sparks. I can’t deal with them.

I think that’s it! I’ll probably think of more later.

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  1. I definitely agree with most of these! I can read some sci-fi but I'm really picky.
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  2. New follower! I also dislike celebrity books. They are so ridiculous. Every reality star has a book. Looking forward to your reviews!

  3. Hopping through. I usually don't read celeb books either. Since I assume they haven't written it. But sometimes I do get curious.
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    1. I did get curious with the Lauren Conrad and Hilary Duff books because they did seem quite good but I've still not read them. I'm planning on it someday but I definitely won't buy them.

  4. We pretty much share the same dislikes except I love a good tear jerker now and then

    Thanks for stopping by Book'd Out earlier!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  5. I agree with almost everything on your list, except for Sci Fi and high fantasy. I used to feel the same way about both, but some books really changed my mind.
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    Maja @ The Nocturnal Library

  6. I can't stand another tearjerker from Nicholas Spark as well. His characters are always dying and it's just too depressing to read. I also avoid religious and self-help books. Happy Friday!

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    Sarah @ Smitten over Books
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  7. You've got a lot of valid points here that I agree with. Can't stand seeing books out by people like Snookie. There'd be no reason for me to ever pick up a book like that. My roommate is constantly trying to get me to read Nicholas Sparks, but I can't bring myself to do it. I've seen the movies and already cried watching them, I don't want to do it again when reading.

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    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves
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  8. New follower... hoping by to say hello and you do have some good reason for not reading those genres. Love your header.

  9. New Follower . thanks for explaining why the different genres don't work for you .

  10. Hi! I'm a new follower!!! I can't wait to read more on your blog!!!! :)

    Haha I've never read a self-help book, but I've always wondered how helpful they actually are :)

  11. Celebrity books always irritated me. It just made me feel they were more egotistical than I originally thought. It's almost like, You love watching me on TV, you love reading about me in magazines, so I know you'll just want to know every little detail about my childhood. Ugh.

    I'm a little split on fantasy though. I tried to read Lord of the Rings way back in middle school (since I loved the movies so much), but I couldn't handle it. It was so dull. All the world building got in the way, and I would forget what was actually going on in the story. These books made me avoid fantasy for the longest time. I will say, I've discovered not all fantasy books are like Lord of the Rings. I mean, Harry Potter was pretty amazing.



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