Day 29 – A genre novel you thought you wouldn’t like, but ended up loving
I always believed I didn’t much like Science Fiction and would prefer to just read Fantasy. Then I became pregnant and most of my awake time was spent nauseous and later on unable to sit behind a pc after having worked all day. So I read, a lot, a whole lot. One day when I was looking for something to read, my husband gave me Marianne de Pierres’ Nylon Angel and said read this, you’ll like it. I looked at it and it was SF and also looked sort of cyberpunky, so I was dubious about me liking it. Wiebe insisted I try it, telling me I could always put it aside, if I didn’t like it. He knows me well enough to know I don’t easily put books away, so he actually tricked me. I still blame hormones for walking into that one. But even if it was hormones and a sneaky spouse that got me reading, I’m glad they did, because I absolutely adored Nylon Angel and went on to rip through Code Noir and Crash Deluxe. Nylon Angel taught me to be open to new reading experiences and not keep to books I think I might like based on previous reading experiences.
So have you ever got tricked into reading outside of your comfort zone?