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Boys in our Books Friday Question of the Week!
Each week we’ll ask a question about your reading experience. Our review team will give our answers and we encourage you to join in and comment with your answers as well! Let’s talk about BOOKS! :)
I can answer that in a heart beat… shifters. I just do NOT get it.
Straight-up contemporaries. Very few rope me in. I normally need some other plot driver, like a mystery or sharks-with-lasers to get on board. Otherwise, it feels like the MCs are stumbling through misunderstandings for 200 pages until the ILYs.
I. Just. Can’t.
If you ask this last year, I will say historical but after this year, I am loving MM historical too. So my answer will be “SCI-FI”. The idea of those scientific-fiction beings, or heck, the word ALIEN, just turns my brain off. Nope, not sci-fi for me.
Contemporaries, especially the ones where “the past catches up to him.” Or where the main character is “running from his past.” Pffft. I’ve tried, but I rarely like these types of contemporaries (not to say there aren’t the occasional/rare exceptions).
I haven’t read many YA books. I suppose that it’s the genre that I find the less appealing.
Fantasy. I have trouble getting into any books with worlds that have talking animals, fairies, etc. I still pick them up occasionally and have been happily surprised by a few, but for the most part I pass on them or they end up in my DNF pile.
I suppose I have the hardest time with sci-fi. That’s not to say I avoid sci-fi like the plague–it’s just something I have to build myself up for. And then you can bet I’m gonna be critical of it the entire time I’m reading, unless it’s done very, very well. I can also get blocks with shifter stories, and I definitely have to be in the right head space to enjoy anything historical. Clearly I’m a “contemporary” girl through and through. ;-)
Like Jenni, I’m a contemporary girl. Throw in YA and more recently, Historicals, and I’m happy. I tend to have to talk myself into paranormals. Even moreso Sci Fi or Fantasy. It’s odd, because those are the types of movies I love. But for some reason, in my romance books, I’m not entirely sold. I’ve been proven wrong many times though…