Bookmark Podcast: You Might Miss Remarkable Reads If You Stick To One Genre

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Being a genre reader doesn’t make you a bad reader. You know what you like and you tend to stick with that type of book. Maybe you only read sci-fi or mysteries. Or maybe you avoid fantasy.

Do the genre stickers on the spines of books help or hinder? Do they stop you from reading something you might otherwise pick-up?

Not all books fit neatly into one specific genre. Sometimes the only way you discover books out of your genre you may like is by talking books with others.

Genres are powerful. Sometimes authors have difficulty breaking out of their pegged genre and must use other names to publish in a different genre. Take Nora Roberts/JD Robb for example.

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Autumn Friedli, Chris Blocker and Miranda Ericsson relish talking books with recurring readers and special guests from the library and community in The Bookmark.

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Elizabeth is a book nerd and fangirl. She’s passionate about the things and people she loves and is happy to hear about the things you love. Ask her about YA fantasy fiction and Doctor Who.