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This week’s topic is Favorite Books Outside Your Comfort Zone. I tend to read a lot of varied subjects and genre, but some more than others. Here are some I could come up with…
I’ve never been one for non-fiction books. I’ve read a few but they never did much for me. This one came at just the right time I guess. It has an optimism that appealed to me at that point in my life.
I do like dystopian or post-apocalyptic books, but this one has a brutality that I am not usually attracted to. I don’t think I could read any of his other books, even though I hear they are really good. It’s just a little much for me.
I have nothing against short stories, I’ve just never been fond of them. If I like a story I want it to keep going, lets turn it into a series if possible! However, I heard of Alice Munro and decided to try it. I love her stories! Not a whole lot happens in them, except life. She writes with truth and it’s like living a day in someone elses life.
I tend to stay away from re-imaginings of things I already love. No remakes of Pride & Prejudice, or Jane Eyre. This is one about Sherlock Holmes, and I love Sherlock. I’ve loved the books since I was a teenager. I loved the old Jeremy Brett tv show and I love the new Benedict Cumberbatch version (who doesn’t). So when I heard about this book I was scared to try it. But a female version of Sherlock?! I had to try it, and I really liked it!
I don’t like horror. I don’t watch horror movies. But when I was a teenager everyone was talking about this book, so I gave it a try. Oh my god. Yeah, that’s why I don’t do horror, now I remember. HA! I have to admit it was good, freaky and messed up (and I had some problems with the way girls are portrayed but I’m not going into that now). It was good horror though. Don’t think I’ll be reading it again!