Thursday, January 6, 2011
Literary Blog Hop
I'm super excited to be back in the blogging and hopping mode... it's been 3ish months since my last Hop!
Before linking up for the Literary Blog Hop, hosted by the wonderful ladies of The Blue Bookcase, I seriously questioned if my blog qualified as "literary." While I do have non-literary posts, I also discuss a fair bit of hardcore literary works. There's also a huge stack of them on my bookshelf waiting to be read ;)
This weekend The Blue Bookcase asks: How did you find your way to reading literary fiction and nonfiction?
I'd love to tell you a story of how I went from reading comic books to literary works.... but I really don't have a motivating 'that's how it's done' story. Sorry (and no offense to the comic book readers)!
I've always been attracted to literary fiction. I grew up surrounded by fiction. Literary fiction became my standby once I graduated from Barbies, Easy Bake Ovens, and picture books... not particularly in that order. I do read the occasional romance or chick-lit novel for escapism and a quick read... but I find nothing more fulfilling than reading a good literary novel.
And the non-fiction angle? I also had an early affinity for non-fiction historical accounts of Europe and the World Wars.
I guess literary fiction and non-fiction came naturally for me. How about you?