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Question: Jumping Genres: Every pick up a book from a genre you usually don't like and LOVE it? Tell us about it and why you picked it up in the first place?I'm not a very romantic person. I'm a bit of a tomboy, hate weddings and my idea of a date is hiking (okay to be fair this is also my idea of a vacation, hanging out, father-daughter bonding and pretty much my ideal way to spend any pretty day).
It's not that I don't crush on fictional characters. My favorite love stories always happen in the background. Take Harry Potter, Tamora Pierce or the Leviathan trilogy, there's crushing and eventually kissing, but it's slow moving and not necessary to the plot. They're stories that happens to have a romance, not romances that overtake the plot.
That's why I was so surprised when I loved The Raging Quiet by Sherryl Jordan (review here). Everyone told me to read it. They told me I would like it. But it's a romance. On top of that it's a romance with an UGLY cover. But I trust my friends and the book was everything they'd promised. The characters were well-developed and the story is well written. It's proven to me that books can transcend their genre.
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