Presented by the Utah Museum of Natural History, this book group discusses books on science, nature, and the environment, especially in the Western United States. We are always looking for recommendations!See More
I am a Zoology Graduate and as a result, I love reading books on natural history and science. When I am not being serious, my favourite genres include: Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy and Horror, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, History (non fiction!) and books on various mythologies. I also love reading Star Wars, Star Trek, Stargate and Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel novels. I also read animal novels if I come across a book I consider to be a proper novel.
A note to fellow bloggers: if you are interested in at least one or more of the genres that I have listed, then I do welcome comments and will be happy to take a look at your blog. (If I like it enough I will add your blog to my blog roll as well). It's nothing personal, but there are so many blogs out there that you'll be wasting your time commenting on here if we don't have at least one thing in common.
Young Adult fiction: I will most likely not bother following a blog which is focused almost entirely on YA fiction. Why? Having read a few YA books myself, I find that most of the time the stories are either too simple, the characters are cardboard cut outs of what adults think teenagers are like, or the book just doesn't grab my attention. When I was a teenager, we had Forgotten Realms, Buffy, Star Wars, Star Trek and Dr Who, which I would consider to be suitable reading for teenagers. Another thing about them is this - are they books about teenagers or books written for teenagers? I don't mind either, but they should still be good enough to grab the attention of adults and I find that a lot fail to do this.
A note to authors and publishers: Unless you're promoting a scientific book on biology or natural history, you're wasting your time posting here even if you write/publish books in the genres I'm interested in. It's nothing personal, but I have too many fiction books to read already (and of the ones I love, I would like to get the chance to re-read them at some point). If I'm interested in your work, then I'll probably come across it on my own, so please do not market books at me. (and this has happened about three times already...)
A couple of other things - 1 I am not looking for an agent - I'm not an aspiring author so please don't contact me about this stuff. 2. I already have a blog - see that wordpress link on my profile? That's my blog. Please don't send me invites to be a contributor unless we have commented on each other's blog on a regular basis! In fact, any more SPAM from anyone will result in a complaint to the moderators of this site because that is now 5 spam messages within the first 24 hours of me joining the site. It is not good...
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