I’m reading a book about pirates.
I’m irrationally happy about this and may be speaking Pirate all weekend. (I’m really good at this because my Facebook language is Pirate.)
(I’m also not sure why I feel the need to capitalize Pirate… It’s not a real language….)
What book are you excited about?
I’ve asked a fair amount of questions on positive reading habits – what you read or how many at one time – and dear readers, you’ve been graciously answering my questions. But now I have a question on the opposite end of the spectrum: What don’t you read? What absolutely turns you off? Is there an entire genre you avoid, covers or blurbs that you hate?
I don’t like poetry, as I’ve recently discussed. I’ve never been able to figure out why and I’ll continue to try to like it but so far, no luck. I refuse to read a book that makes me feel like I have to learn a new language to understand it – I just put down A Clockwork Orange after approximately two pages. Sorry, Burgess!
And I will not, under any circumstances, read horror novels. I read Carrie and thought, oh King’s not that bad. What’s all the fuss about? So I picked up Pet Sematary and was terrified of any animal I met after dark for months. Did I ever mention that I grew up on a ranch and part of my duties was night feeding? I don’t watch horror movies because I get nightmares for weeks on end and after those two horror novels, I decided that Wikipedia was the only place I was going to read about any horror anything.
So, dear readers, let me know what makes you scrunch your nose and pass up a book. And why, if you can articulate it.