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Monday Musing on Discovering New Genres

Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

This week I’m thinking about the fact that I’m still discovering new genres and genres I’m surprised I like, despite having always been an avid reader. Here are a few genres that I’ve recently fallen in love with… Continue reading


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Monday Musings

This week the Monday Musings question is the following: Would you choose to review a book if its description sounded interesting but the cover was terrible?

I’m honestly not sure about this one, having never been put in that position.  So far, there have only been a few books I’ve been asked to review and the covers have been approximately as appealing as the descriptions.

When I first read this question, I misread the word “review” as “read” and I didn’t think the question made much sense.   In real life, browsing in the library for example, I don’t think I’d ever pick up a book with an unappealing cover.  This means I’d never get a chance to realize I liked the description because the cover drove me off first.  I think this might be one advantage to being asked to review books and reading other bloggers’ book reviews: you might read about an interesting book you would have passed by because of the cover and end up enjoying reading a book you would have missed otherwise.

Feel free to answer the Monday Musing question yourself, either here or on the blog of the memes host, Should Be Reading.


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