Friday, July 22, 2011

Genre Cooties - Do You Have Them?

This week's Book Blogger Hop question is: "What's the one genre that you wish you could get into, but just can't?"

Inspirational books - gag! The Chicken Soup, Hugs for so-and-so and generally feel-good books I just don't do. If you like these types of books, great! Just don't assume everyone else does and burden us with them as gifts because you want to avoid giving a candle, bath salts or some other generic gift. The sentiment is great it's just I don't want to slog through pages of mush. Personally, I love bath goodies!

A close second is horror. I can handle scary and suspenseful (Like McCarthy's The Road) most of the time. But the few horror books I've tried (Stephen King, I'm looking at you) I found disappointing, boring and I didn't finish them. So, there are few reviews here at The Prairie Library of inspirational or horror books.


  1. Hey, Hopping through!

    I agree, I'm not a fan of inspirational books. Someone once bought me Chick soup for the teenage soul and some of the stories where so sad and awful I just couldn't have been bothered finishing them!


  2. I love me some scary books, but inspirational books kind of gag me too. I always wonder if they are intended to actually be read or if they are just weird little gifts.

  3. I have to be in the right mood for Stephen King and I only read the inspirational books under extreme duress.

    Since last week's pie chart about where I get my books was so popular, I thought I'd share what types of books I do read. Please stop by to see which genres I don't typically read.

  4. I loved the Chicken Soup books when I was in junior high. Not so much, now. I don't like books that are /intentionally/ trying to make me feel better, because really good fiction improves my mood without even attempting to. :-)