Today’s Booking Through Thursday is an unusual one. As usual the question has made me think of something quite different that I can waffle on about too but first of all I will answer the main question, which was all about science fiction. The author Sharon Lee has declared that June the 23rd is “Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers Day” so BTT has asked “what might you do on the 23rd to celebrate? Do you even read fantasy/sci-fi? Why? Why not?”
In answer to that I would have to say that I don’t read much science fiction and very little fantasy. Do Harry Potter or The Chronicles of Narnia fall under the fantasy genre, if so I have read those? I am always wary of Fantasy, I tried some of the Trudi Canavan books but didn’t really get along with those, and of course I tried and failed to love Twilight. I also and some of you will probably think this is sacrilege but I have tried The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit several times and just found them too much. Maybe someday it will suddenly click?
Science Fiction I have actually gotten on better with but still not tried so much, I actually have ‘The Day of The Triffid’s’ getting higher and higher up my TBR pile and I am really looking forward to that. I would say my favourite Science-Fiction book was ‘The Handmaids Tale’ by Margaret Atwood who dabbles with sci-fi although apparently doesn’t like to be put under that label at all. So again I haven’t done very well and probably wont be doing anything to celebrate the 23rd.
But what I will do is make a resolution that from the 23rd (I will aim to have started or finished ‘The Day of the Triffid’s’ by then) that I will try and read more Sci-Fi (Fantasy I am going to hold off of for a while) so I have a plea for you all to send me some recommendations of what books I should read? I instantly think of War of The Worlds for some reason!!
Now I was going to write about something else today’s BTT made me think of, but I shall leave that for another blog as I think I have asked more than enough of your for one day. So get thinking which sci-fi books I simply must read, I know you’ll all have some great ideas!