Booking Through Thursday

God* comes to you and tells you that, from this day forward, you may only read ONE type of book–one genre–period, but you get to choose what it is. Classics, Science-Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Cookbooks, History, Business … you can choose, but you only get ONE.

What genre do you pick, and why?

Hm. I was going to pick non-fiction but one of the genres mentioned is history and one is cookbooks, so apparently non-fiction is also divided into genres. First, I’m going to have to know whose definition of genres is going to be used?

If I pick fantasy can I only read Tolkien copies or can I also read New Weird, Alternative history, Historical fantasy, Urban fantasy, Fairy tales, comic books, Mythology etc.? After all, on some level and according to some people, *all fiction* is fantasy. Also, aren’t there really broad genres like “non-fiction” and “fiction”? What if I choose an inclusive genre such as “comedy” so I could read books from any genre as long as it has some comedy in it?

As much as I love fiction, I’m still going have to pick history.