29 juli 2011

Book Blogger Hop (3)

The Book Blogger Hop is a place for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word!  Hosted by Crazy-For-Books,  this weekly meme is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, get to know someone new and basically just share our love of books! So, grab the logo, post about the Hop on your blog, and start HOPPING through the list of blogs that are posted in the Linky list! 

This week's question:
What's the ONE genre that you wish you could get into, but just can't?

Tough one this week. Although it might seem like I only read YA here on the blog, I do read other genres from time to time and I have only been reading YA for about a year (after Twilight opened my eyes to a whole new world of fiction that I previously though I was too old for). 

The one genre, which really isn't my cup of tea is poetry. I might appreciate a poem here and there sure, but whole poetry anthologies, not really. When I studied English at the university and took English literature, "Turner" by David Dabydeen was a compulsory read. For those of you who don't know it, it's a long narrative poem inspired by J.M.W. Turner's painting The Slave Ship, which in turn was inspired by, among other things, the mass-killing of African slaves known as the Zong Massacre. The poem was just a drag for me, but when I late looked up the history of the Zong that really gripped me. Without the poem I'd probably never learned about the Zong at all, so it was a good thing that we read it.

Update: I now see that I'm a week too late with this answer (you miss a lot when you're abroad), but I'll let is stay here anyway.

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