TAG: OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE

booktag

Thanks to Sara @ Bibliophagist for tagging me in this! Been a while since I did one of these and this one particularly looks really fun.

The tag was originally created by Emma @ emmmabooks on YouTube.


THE ONE RULE

You have to pick ONE GENRE that you frequently read about… and then, you can’t use ANY books from that genre while answering the questions!


 MY GENRE

It’s hard to pick one genre. But I’ve read a bunch of Young Adult books recently so I’ll go with that.


A BOOK THAT IS AN EXCEPTION WHEN IT COMES TO GENRES OR ELEMENTS YOU DON’T TYPICALLY LIKE

I hate love triangles and books where protagonists are married to other people. Tarryn Fisher’s Love The Way You Lies is probably the only exception where I enjoyed these elements.

A BOOK YOU ENJOYED FROM A GENRE THAT YOU PREVIOUSLY HELD SOME STIGMA AGAINST

I have had this prejudice for a long time against middle-grade books that they are childish and won’t hold my interest. Unwritten definitely proved me wrong.

A BOOK YOU DIDN’T KNOW WAS OUTSIDE OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE UNTIL YOU STARTED READING IT

I’d read it a long time ago and thought it was a typical urban fantasy novel. But I still can’t forget my horror when at the end a sequence leads to a menagerie. I didn’t even know what a menagerie was until that novel! Apparently, there is another edition of the book without that scene. I’m still scarred from that read and almost always read reviews now before starting a book.

PICK A FRIEND WHO MOTIVATES YOU TO PICK UP BOOKS YOU MIGHT NOT NORMALLY BE INTERESTED IN — IS THERE A BOOK THEY CONVINCED YOU TO GIVE A TRY?

Not a friend. But my brother. He’s the one who shaped my literary, pop-cultural and music interests, growing up. He was the one who convinced me to give Harry Potter a try and in a way played the biggest role in making me a bookworm. He’s also the one who made me try things like graphic novels and manga which I’d never probably have picked up myself.
Funny story – he gave me Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban to me when I was 13. I couldn’t understand a thing and gave it back to him. The next day, he handed the first book to me and insisted to give it a try. The rest – as they say – is history.

A BOOK THAT IS OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE, BUT YOU WOULD LIKE TO READ

I feel very reluctant to pick up Crime and Punishment because I feel like it will make me think deep thoughts I’d rather not think about. But I also want to read it so much! It’s such a warring dilemma.

A BOOK/GENRE SO OUTSIDE OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE THAT YOU’LL PROBABLY NEVER GIVE IT A CHANCE

I’ll DEFINITELY never read this book. Incest is a BIG NO for me. I’ve had a couple friends rave about this book to me. But funnily enough, none of them happened to have any siblings. So, there’s that.


Since there’s no rule that I have to tag someone else, I’ll just take the lazy route and not tag anyone. But if you find this interesting and want to do it, count yourself tagged and let me know! 

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