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This weeks feature and follow question is:
Jumping Genres: Ever pick up a book from a genre you usually don't like and LOVE it? Tell us about it and why you picked it up in the first place?
Curlypow here: I am not a huge fan of contemporary fiction. I don't mind the odd contemp romance like Anna and the French Kiss or something similar, but angsty contemps are really not my thing. Until about a year or so ago when I picked up Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. I don't remember now why I picked it up in the first place - I know I got it from the library, but the book just blew me away. It has such a strong message about bullying and shows so clearly how we compound problems by being passive and not speaking out. I firmly believe this should be required reading for high school. I still don't read many contemps though - I leave that to Christinabean - give me fantasy every time.
Christinabean here. I'm all about the paranormal/supernatural. It took a little coaxing but I finally reached out to try some fantasy a few years ago and loved it. My turnaround book was Graceling by Kristin Cashore. I was hooked. Curlypow recommended I try it out and I'm glad I did. The characters were insightful and the story was well-developed. I think I finished it in about 3 days. That's fast when you're juggling 2 jobs, a family and a blog! The next genre for me to tackle now is Science Fiction. Still not a huge fan but I'm a firm believer in trying new things.
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