This month is when the book club is having a month-long sci-fi read-along. I love this genre, and I think that more people should read sci-fi novels. Personally, whenever I read about sci-fi being not a 'serious, literary genre', I can't help but think that the writer of that article is a complete dumbass. These people don't know what they're missing.
We're starting with Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea. I remember reading it when I was 13, and I can't wait to go aboard the Nautilus again. Verne was a visionary, for he have foreseen how the submarine can become a vital military resource.
At heart, Verne's novel is a story about adventure. I guess I was a very gullible teenager, as I recall being amazed and wide eyed at Verne's description of the places the crew visited. I was truly fascinated. I wonder if I will have the same level of enjoyment now that I'm reading it in my late 30s. I will soon find out!