Jen at Crazy for Books restarted her weekly Book Blogger Hop to help book bloggers connect with one another, but then couldn't continue, so she handed the hosting responsibilities off to Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. The only requirements to participate in the Hop are to write and link a post answering the weekly question and then visit other blogs that are also participating to see if you like their blog and would like to follow them.
This week Billy asks: Have you ever ventured out of your comfort zone in terms of reading a genre you have never read? If so, did you get hooked on that new genre?
Although I primarily read science fiction and fantasy, I read fairly broadly overall. I read historical fiction, science, history, westerns, political science, and so on. The only genre I haven't read a whole lot of is romance, but I have read a couple of what could be called romance or romance-adjacent books. I even reviewed Danielle Steele's novel The Ring. That said, I can't say that I have ever been inspired to read more books by Danielle Steele, or seek out other romance-style books.
I do like science fiction laced through with romance. For example, I have enjoyed Catherine Asaro's novels such as Primary Inversion or Sunrise Alley that are basically space opera with romance added. She has also written a number of fantasy novels that combine fantasy and romance. I believe that she has written at least one straight romance novel, and, if so, at some point I will probably get an example of that and read it, but that choice is driven by my familiarity with the author rather than a particular interest in the genre.
I guess this has all been a roundabout way of saying: I read books drawn from a fairly wide variety of genres. I don't read romance very much, but I have read some. I don't have any real motivation to read more romance unless I like the author's work in other genres.
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