Friday, January 27, 2012

Follow Friday #6

This week's question: 

What book genre do you avoid at all costs? 

There are quite a few genres I haven't and probably won't delve into--such as Nordic Noir and Southern Grotesque, as Tyler-Rose pointed out. 

However, the only genre I seem to actively avoid is hard science fiction.  I'm just not fascinated by the right type of things to be entertained by this genre.

I avoid memoirs a little bit, too.  They're one of those things you only find me reading if I have to do so for school. 

Follow Friday is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read.  (Click on the blog names for guidelines if you want to participate!)  This week's feature blogs are Fiction Fervor and Pretty in Fiction.


  1. New Follower.. hoping by to say hard science fiction is not really mine.. but will read if I like the author or it catches my eye by the cover.

  2. Hmm yeah I have been reading science fiction a bit more recently, but it's really light!

    Awesome post, new follower:)


  3. What would classify as Nordic Noir and Southern Grotesque? Never heard of them before, haha.

    New follower!

    1. Nordic Noir is Scandinavian crime fiction and Southern Grotesque always takes place in the North American South and focuses on "unusual" or grotesque events, freaks of nature etc. It is supposed to make your skin crawl while inundating you with bugs and humidity.

  4. I'm not sure I've tried "hard science fiction." I have an Azimov book on the shelf that I intend to try sometime. I've read numerous classic Doctor Who books (from the BBC Books series that ran from 1996-2005), but I don't know that they would be considered "hard science fiction." I'm interested in biographies and memoirs, but I'm selective. Only so many hours in the day to read. :)

    And congratulations on reaching 100 followers! :)

    1. Thanks, Colin! We're going to celebrate and then have a giveaway! :D

  5. New follower. I don't particularly like hard sci-fi either. Nordic Noir... never heard that term before. I managed to claw my way through 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' and that was quite painful for me. Not gonna give up on the genre yet though, because I did read the start of one of Jo Nesbo's books (think it was 'The Snowman') and quite enjoyed it.

    Daniel @ Bound By Words

  6. I'm so difficult with SCI-FI it's not a lot for me either. I read some but it's really rare.

    old follower

    here is mine