Follow Friday (9) & TGIF (2): I Dare Someone to Find a Romance Book That I Would Enjoy

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

Easy - romance novels.  There was a short period in my teenage life when I was obsessed with romance novels (not the bodice ripping kind though) and now I cannot stand them.  I need a lot more of something else to balance any heavy romance aspects of a book now.  Perhaps I've become a cynic in my old age...

I also avoid memoirs and chick lit.  They normally make me sad.  I don't read to be sad.  I read to pretend the real world doesn't exist.  While there are the occasional exceptions, my TBR list is so long that I have plenty of scifi/horror/fantasy/genre stuff to occupy my time.  Though if you have any suggestions that might change my mind on any of these genres, send them my way.

 

Q: Buy or Borrow: Where do your books that you read come from? The bookstore? The library? Do you prefer to own a book, or have it on loan?

Both.  I buy books and I get them from the library.  I was pleasantly surprised to find my local small town library had quite the up-dated selection, so I get most of my "I'm not sure if I'll like these" books and audiobooks from them.  Books from authors I already love or books I have a strong suspicion that I will like, I buy.

I prefer owning books so that I can read at my own pace and then stare lovingly at them once I'm done.  Fernando would prefer that I stick to the library.  We own a lot of books.

 

Week in Review:

We had a lot of visitors this week, which is probably why I don't feel like I blogged much at all.

- On Monday I reviewed Cyberlife by WH Buxton as part of his author blog tour and then he dropped by on Tuesday for an interview.

- On Wednesday we had another blog tour stopping by with Resa Nelson sharing a guest post about a research method she used in crafting her Dragonslayers series.

- And then yesterday I went a little crazy over Robopocalypse by Daniel H Wilson.  To balance out the creepy, I included some videos of a cute little robot named Keepon dancing to Spoon songs.

 

Next week I'm on my own again, so I should probably create some content.  Monday will have a review of Incarnate by Jodi Meadows.  Tuesday will have some random (though not about my inappropriately giddy reaction to news that Matt Bomer is going to be on Glee).  Waiting on Wednesday will make a return and I might do a Steampunk-ish thing at some point.  Oh!  And the month ends, so there will be some reader challenge wrap ups.

Have a good weekend.  Stay out of trouble.  Don't let those robots get you.