Recently, I've won a few romance novels on the internet. Now, this is genre I don't normally read as I find it a little too much on the fluffy side; yes, I avoid reading mainstream romance. It's something I have avoided since I was a teenager and my Mum called it smut and told me it wasn't to be read. But that was then and this is now and I thought to try it out; seeing I've been a big Stephen King reader for most of my life. So far, it's okay, I guess. I don't mind it.
There's other types of genres I avoid as well; not just romance. Apocalypse-type books where the world is coming to an end doesn't do anything for me. I don't see the need for them. However, I do enjoy reading books where the author has created new worlds where there are other Earths like ours - but a little different - so there's a bit of space travel involved.
Chick-lit is another one that is a no-no on my list. Over the years, I have tried a few times to get in and read this genre and it just doesn't work for me. Sometimes, I'll find one book that's labeled as a chick-lit and it's not supposed to be one and it'll a good comedy to read; while other times I'll pick up another one and it'll be a very big whine about this and that and nothing else that is of great interest to me. This is not what I want to read; however to quite a few of my friends, they love this one and rave about how much they love the characters. I guess there's something I'm missing in these types of genres; or maybe, I've found my genre and am just a little set in my ways, and have become more set as I've gotten older. What do you think?So, do tell us, what do you avoid reading? Is there a solid reason behind it or do you just hate reading a particular genre because it holds no interest for you? Until my next post, happy reading!