Welcome: Yay, it’s Friday! So time for another Blogger Hop, hosted by Jen at Crazy-For-Books which is very exciting to me right now – mainly because it’s 2 o’clock in the morning and I’m at work, LOL! So I’m looking forward to hopping by a lot of other blogs!
So this week’s question is: “Why do you read the genre that you do? What draws you to it?”
My answer: Honestly, I don’t have on favorite genre (I’m sure a lot of people feel that way). So, I’ll explain why I read most of the genres that I do;
~ Classics: Because often the writing is beautiful, and there is witty commentary on society. Classics are also usually the first of the more recent genres (think of what romance would be without Jane Austen!)
~ Romance: Because they’re fun and lazy. And once in a while, I come across one that makes me laugh, or that makes me fall in love with the characters.
~ Sci-fi: Kind of like romance, sci-fi can be really fun. It can also raise really important questions about humanity and science – think Isaac Asimov, or Ursula le Guin.
~Fantasy: Different from sci-fi, though equally as nerdy :o) Fantasy is usually more magical than scientific, but I really like magic-ish stories. Harry Potter is part of the fantasy genre (though more YA), and there are so many more. Patrick Rothfuss is one of the newer fantasy authors that I love, and I’m equally awaiting his newest book in March!
~Historical fiction: Because historically, people were crazy! Historical fiction books tend to be really dramatic, with interesting but flawed characters, and you get to learn something about history too! I knew NOTHING about the Tudors until I read Philippa Gregory, which led me to research the time period a bit more.
~ YA: Like romance, it’s fun and lazy. And sometimes you come across really fantastic ones, like The Hunger Games, Graceling, or Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares. And because I’m not so old yet that I can’t still appreciate it!
~Contemporary fiction: This I’ve been reading the least of lately, though I want to get back into it. I used to read it more for the literary gems that come out of it, like The Poisonwood Bible and Kite Runner. It’s just really hard to find those gems in such a MASSIVE genre.
And that about sums it up for me! Can’t wait to see what other hoppers have to say!
Happy Hopping! :o)