Thursday, January 13, 2011

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop
The Book Blogger Hop is back for another weekend.
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This weeks question is: Why do you read the genre that you do? What draws you to it?

A: I don't 'specifically' read one genre. I like to read all over the map. My bookshelf contains non-fiction history works, feminist critiques, nineteenth century English literature, inquiries on Jihad, chick-lit, folktales, horror, and contemporary adult fiction. I'm pretty sure I have other genres floating around on my shelves, too.

Reading a variety of genres means that I am never bored with one theme, I am never stuck in a reading-rut, and I am always open to new ideas. I suppose the one genre that I do avoid, however, is fantasy and science fiction. I find these tales much too implausible.

15 comments:

  1. There are some really great sci-fi and fantasy authors that write good stories but also have a lot of intellectual value (and might not be too far-fetched). I, Robot by Isaac Asimov is a good one that I found all-too possible, and Ursula le Guin writes really great ones too - The Left Hand of Darkness is a really good one, about trying to imagine what life would be like if we were all gender-less.

    Just in case you were interested, lol :o)

    Also, looking forward to trying that Brown Suger Muffin recipe! I wanted to this past week but didn't have any brown suger, sadly.

    Happy Blog Hop!

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  2. Thanks for the suggestions, Sarah. I must admit, you've intrigued me with The Left Hand of Darkness. I'm going to check that one out!

    I hope you enjoy those Brown Sugar Muffins - they're so delicious. It'll be worth your week-long wait ;-)

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  3. Hi Ms. C! First, thank you for stopping by and following my blog from the hop! Second, it is so nice to finally find another blogger who is like me :-) I was beginning to think all book blogs were solely focused on YA or supernatural...which there is nothing wrong with that, but I have been wanting to find more readers like you and me! I'm now following.

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  4. Love your blog! I'm not much into sci-fi or fantasy either, although I've read some simply because I like to read lots of genres and can be persuaded to read just about anything. I give in easily to book peer pressure. :) I'm a new follower and can't wait to read more from you!

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  5. I'm hopping by...like what you had to say about your reading choices...I tend to avoid the fantasy and sci-fi books, too.

    Here's my post:

    (click on my name)

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  6. Book becomes our escape from reality regardless the genre. :) You can read my answer at Clandestine Sanctuary. Have a great weekend!

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  7. I read a bit of everything too, but my preference for historical fiction is so strong that sometimes I think I'm forcing myself to read other books just so I don't get stuck in the rut. I still read with my kids, and that keeps my tastes varied. Thanks to my son I read a fair amount of Sci-Fi and fantasy, and sort of secretly enjoy it!

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  8. Here I am hopping on by...

    I went all over the map with this question on my blog. I read and enjoy almost every genre of fiction out there. There’s no way I could just pick one.

    So I talked about all of them. Even romance fiction (sort of)! I invite you to hop over to my blog at http://www.howardsherman.net and see for yourself.

    Howard A. Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  9. Thanks for hopping by. I agree, it's good to skip around genre's so you don't get too worn out on one or the other.

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  10. I read more than one genre. But there are a few genres I don't read. Come see what I do and don't read.

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  11. What a great answer!

    I took a look around and I saw that you're a History major...I was a History major too!

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  12. Stopping by from the Hop. :) I read just about anything, although I don't read many romances or westerns. I suppose for me, most romances are too implausible.

    But I'm going to echo Sarah's comment -- Sci-Fi and Fantasy are both really broad genres, so there's a lot of variety. I tend to read more fantasy than hard science fiction, but you might like something by Charles Stross, like Singularity Sky - there's a lot of real science in his stuff.

    Happy hopping!

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  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I agree about having variety to keep from getting bored--that's definitely another reason why I read such a wide variety of things. Happy reading!

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  14. Thank you all for visiting, following, and the book suggestions! I'm off to your blogs to hop and follow back :)

    Take care,
    Ms. C

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  15. Thanks so much for stopping by Cafe of Dreams! I love your blog and am now a new follower!

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