Hello and welcome! Figured today was a good day for a blog hop post, since I like the question, I’m at work, and I’m probably not going to have a review to post today (still reading Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire, which I’m really enjoying). If you’re interested in joining in on the hopping fun, check out Crazy For Books for more info.
So this week’s question is…
“Many of us primarily read one genre of books, with others sprinkled in. If authors stopped writing that genre, what genre would you start reading? Or would you give up reading completely if you couldn’t read that genre anymore?”
Luckily, I don’t really have one genre that I read the most. I bounce around fantasy, sci-fi, romance, YA, regular fiction, classics, humor, historical fiction, etc. pretty evenly. In fact, the best that I can narrow down my favorite genre is just fiction, because that covers everything that isn’t non-fiction. If fiction wasn’t being written anymore, I’d just read non-fiction. And I could never give up reading completely! If there were no books around, I’d read appliance manuals just to have something to read.
So what about you guys? What would you read if you couldn’t read your favorite genre anymore?
Hola, readers! I’m participating in this week’s Book Blogger Hop (hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books) for a couple reasons:
- I haven’t done one in a while and I liked this week’s question.
- I’m about 300 pages into a 1200 page book… so it’s probably going to be a couple more days before I get to post a review. Sorry about that. But after this book I’ll be in the mood for some quicker reads!
Anyhoo, this week’s topic is a good one. Here’s the question:
“When did you realize reading was your passion and a truly important part of your life?”
And here’s my answer:I don’t know if I’ve ever actually had that realization – reading has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. My parents weren’t bookish. Neither of them read for pleasure. Ever. But I did learn to read pretty quickly in school and it just took off from there. I also had not the best childhood (boo-hoo), and I remember being able to completely sink into books as a kid and everything else around me just vanished. I wouldn’t even hear when someone called my name, I was in a completely other world. And people never really made fun of me for being such a reader as I grew up – I didn’t really hang out with people like that in school. So it never seemed anything other than normal to me.
I guess the closest I can come to “realizing” that reading was a truly important part of my life was when I was discussing tattoo options with my boyfriend (who dislikes tattoos, btw). I was trying to express my frustration because I decided I wanted a bookish tattoo but couldn’t find or think of one that would represent my love for reading accurately. And as I was talking about it, I realized how much I really do want a tattoo to represent my bookish ways, because reading has been the one great, constant love in my life. (Obviously I love my honeyman more, but reading has been a continuous presence in my life since the age of about 6.) As of yet, I haven’t though of that perfect bookish tattoo, but I will dammit!
So I guess that’s my answer. And I’d love for you guys to tell me when you
had this epiphany about reading! (Or give me reader-themed tattoo suggests, I’d appreciate the ideas!)
BTW, before you leave you should check out my Summer Mini-Readathon
, on July 10th! It’s going to be so fun, and I have recently had news of a BONUS challenge / giveaway… I’ll announce more on that sometime in the beginning of next week.