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Discussion #2 Intimidating Books?

It is very obvious that I love to read. I have my favorites and not so favorites but there are some books that I am or feel particularly intimidated by.

One: High Fantasy. I know this type of genre is on a lot of bloggers/readers list. The length of the book does not bother me at all especially if I love the book. Its the story itself. If there is a whole lot going on as far as realms, providence, and kingdoms I have a hard time keeping up with what characters belong where and the different back grounds. I sometimes feel like I won't get a full grasp on the understanding of the story. I often have to reread a part or come back to it at a later time.

Also, if there is a dictionary for the terminology of said genre, I often shy away from that as well. The reason is most of the time I can hardly pronounce the places or the names that are written and like I said before if I have to keep referring to the glossary I lose interest. I try to read them because it is good to sometimes get out of my usual comfort zone but I am very picky when it comes to high fantasy.

Two: Graphic Novels. I know a lot of people that love them. In fact, I get asked almost everyday whenever new graphic novels come to the library. I guess it is because I waited so late in my adult life to try to read them that I feel like they are just not for me. Especially comics like Marvel and D.C. I don't know what character belongs to which universe and its rather a lot to keep up with. With Manga and Anime, I have a hard time trying to read them because they are read from right to left. I'm one of those that wish I have a love of this type of genre but I don't think it will happen but you know what they say...never say never!

Three: Classics. The only classics that I have read are the ones that were required of me to read in school. I read for entertainment and the fact that I was forced to read something that I didn't made me kinda shy away from them as well. I think if I was made to read them then I might have picked them up for myself. I remember reading a quote.
"A classic is something that everybody wants to have read but never has"
I don't remember who said this quote but it is true. I guess I am one of these people.

I would love to hear from any of you guys of any books/genres that you may feel the same way about. 


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