Among the following types of books, which do you dislike the most? Romance, science fiction, or biography?
I rarely talk about my disdain for sci-fi because I know how much people love the genre.
I prefer fiction that portrays a more realistic world but sci-fi pulls the reader the furthest away from reality. Living in the world of cars, computers, and iPhones, I can’t relate to the horse and carriage world. Nor can I imagine zapping enemies. I am a realist, while science fiction is for dreamers who like the stark contrast that most sci-fi novels pose to reality.
I don’t like reading very many books. When I look at some of the major epic sci-fi series, they span thousands of pages. "The Sword of Truth" totals eleven books. "The ThreeBody Problem," with a meager three books, is positively svelte by comparison. Still, it's a big commitment. Some marriages don’t last as long as the time it takes to read one sci-fi series.
Dislike sci-fi the most 最不喜欢科幻小说 R1: cannot relate sci-fi to reality. Too far apart 科幻小说里生活太遥远 R2: sci-fi books usually too long. Hard to read 科幻小说一般太长
disdain n. 蔑视 vt. 鄙弃例句：She watched me with disdain. 她鄙视地看着我。 genre n. 类型;种类例句: R&B is a particular genre of music that I like zapping 原形 zap 用电流快速攻击 这里指用电流把东西注入生命 类似于destroy meager adj. 贫乏的;瘦的 svelte adj. 苗条的;和蔼的 这里指即使短篇科幻小说《三体》也要3本书 太长了。
Romance novels aren’t everyone’s cup of tea but those who are attracted to reading them may be better at empathy than anyone realized.Psychologist Katrina Fong and her research team at York University wanted to pursue this theory so they asked 328 students, the vast majority of them women, if they recognized the names of various novelists.
Once that was established, the subjects were asked to guess the emotional states of actors in photographs by just viewing their eyes.
As it happened, the participants who recognized the names of romantic fiction authors did better at selecting the correct emotion than those who were more familiar with writers of other literary genres.
In trying to explain this phenomenon, the York University team wrote, “Romance is a genre of fiction that focuses on interpersonal relationships” so possibly reading these novels “helps to maintain and improve social skills.”
Then again, Fong and the others cautioned that it might just be the other way around, that those with keener interpersonal skills are more drawn to romantic fiction.