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Unpopular Opinions

We all have our likes and dislikes. Most of the time, people have likes and dislikes that are pretty common. But sometimes, we may have some unpopular opinions. Let’s start with some literary ones:

  • My favourite fantasy series is Terry Brooks’ Shannara series. That’s probably not a very common opinion. I just love the series.
  • My favourite science fiction series is Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern series. Many people think it’s fantasy, but it’s not. I will argue that it’s science fiction, because it is! But I doubt that it’s a common favourite.
  • I loved Shakespeare in high school. Pretty sure most people didn’t like it.
  • My favourite book read in school was The Chrysalids, by John Wyndham. Despite the blatant deus ex machina, I really enjoyed this book!

And now for some non-literary opinions.

  • I love Marmite. Really. A lot.
  • I loved Star Trek: Enterprise. Well, mostly. A lot of people thought it was the worst series, but I enjoyed it a lot, and I wish it went the full 7 seasons.
  • I enjoy earthquakes and typhoons. Weird, huh?
  • I can’t stand crab and lobster. I love shrimp, but I don’t want to touch their bigger cousins.
  • I hate tomatoes so much, I can’t eat pizza that has tomato sauce. It’s just gross.

Anything surprise you? How about you? What are some likes and dislikes of yours that are uncommon? Let me know in the comments below.

Rapid Fire Book Tag – An Exercise in Quickness

I challenged myself in this one. While I was tagged to do it, I decided that if I’m going to do this video, I’d have to do it properly. That means answer as quickly as I can and no edits. I did the entire thing in one take. I’m pretty satisfied I could do it.

But in this video, I talk about my preferences in books. Do you have answers that are similar to or different than mine?

Let me know about your preferences in the comments below.

Discussion: My Book Preferences

As promised, I’m now giving my answers to the three questions I posted over the past fifteen hours.  You’re still welcome to answer the questions, of course.

What length of books do you prefer to read?

I’ll read any, to be honest.  It really depends on the book, too.  Some need to be long, others need to be short.  I’ve read books more than a thousand pages long, and they really did need it.  They’re quite epic stories.  Others are short, and they were satisfying, too.

Which do you prefer, read paper books, eBooks, or listen to audio books?

I love paper books.  I love the feeling of paper, and I just love having the physical book in my hand.  With paper books, I know exactly where I am in the book and how much more I have to read.  I can tell that with eBooks, but with paper books, I have a physical idea of how much there is.  I also do read eBooks, but only when I can’t read a paper book.  I prefer to read paper books, but I’ll read newer authors in electronic form.  As for audio books, I don’t have any interest in them.

When you read a novel, do you prefer first or third person point of view?

Definitely third person.  I feel that it’s more versatile, and you get to see more than you would in first person.  There are some really good first person novels out there. Some of Dan Simmons’ Hyperion Cantos does a great job at combining first and third person.  But I feel more comfortable being a passive observer than I do being inside the head of a single character and reading everything as “I.”

If you want to answer the questions and join in the discussions, click on the questions above.

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