I don’t like [insert genre here].
My friend Kyra, who is also a long distance sailor living on her boat, wrote a great article about trying new things (like reading science fiction).
There is something to be said about being open. It took me nearly 40 years to come out of the science-fiction closet. I could have remained attached to the idea that I just didn’t like it. After all, it’s a long time to be convinced I had no interest in fantastical tales from outer space, comprising time travel and future worlds…
As someone who is quick to dismiss anything labelled fantasy, this was a good reminder to me that it’s not the genre but the quality of the story that’s important.