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Hello everyone, welcome back and happy Saturday!
As the weekend has begun, it’s time for another round of Just Some Bibliophilic Things, which is a weekly meme hosted by Riddhi B. from Whispering Stories!
This weeks prompt is:
Which genre do you not read? Why? Would you like to read any book from that genre??
I actually mentioned this in my post from yesterday, but I am not a big fan of the sci-fi genre. I either take a super long time to finish, or I DNF them completely, depending on how “sci-fi” it is… if that makes sense 😂 A lot of the time when I try reading books that are purely sci-fi, the authors go into so much detail about the world building, which obviously is important to the story, but at the same time I get bored if it seems to be dragging on for (what I deem to be) too long.
If I read anything sci-fi, it tends to be a book with sci-fi elements more so than a purely sci-fi book (although, they can still take me a while to read). The first few books that come to my head would be Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams and An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon. Station Eleven was a dystopian, sci-fi book while An Unkindness of Ghosts is sci-fi, but the structure of the world was based on the Antebellum South, so it has that historical element to it as well. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is more of a sci-fi story with a comedic twist, which made it fun to read.
As far as sci-fi books I would want to read… I’ve had Illuminae by Amy Kauffman and Jay Kristoff on my shelf for a while, because I thought the mixed media format would make it more entertaining to read. However, it made me just want to flip through the book and look at everything, but not really read it 😅 Who knows, I might try reading it again… eventually.
That’s all I have for today’s post! Don’t forget to check out Riddhi’s original post, and if you have any good sci-fi recommendations, let me know below!
Other than that, thanks for reading, and I will see you tomorrow with a new post!
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