Then I sat back and laughed. At myself. Zombies and post WWII England! Could just as easily have been high fantasy and literary fiction.
Many years ago, when asked about my favorite books and the genres I preferred, I had great difficulty settling on just one or two. I read and enjoy them all. Sure, there's the occasional horror that's just too specific in its gore or torture scenes and I turn away, but that's a specific book, not the entire genre. And yes, too much technical lingo in a military thriller will sometimes make my eyes glaze over, but if I care about the characters I read on. And on, and on, and on.
So I want to thank my brothers and sister. I hold them responsible for not only improving my reading skills but opening my eyes to so many genres. And for sharing their books.