Thursday, January 13, 2011

Crazy for the Hop

I'm crazy for the Hop! To my knowledge, and correct me please if I'm wrong, this is the original Hop, which has inspired others to pop up in the great, wide blogosphere. Hosted by Jennifer from Crazy-for-Books, this brilliant BOOK PARTY lasts from January 14 until January 17, and is a fun way for book bloggers to socialize, connect with other book lovers, and discover new book blogs. I discovered a wonderful blog in this manner a few months ago, Leslie's blog, Under My Apple Tree. If you'd like me to visit your blog, please leave a comment and I will try to stop (or hop) by.

Each week, Jennifer chooses a question from those submitted by book bloggers for discussion. This week's question hails from Barb from Sugarbeat's Books: Why do you read the genre that you do? What draws you to it?

Another good question! Mostly I read fiction, classic, older novels as well as more contemporary works (some before they are even published). I suppose I'm drawn to fiction because I like a good story, and find a lot of truth in fiction. However, I also read other genres, including non-fiction. To read only one genre would be too limiting. My interests determine what I read. Every once in a while, I will purposely read something outside of my "comfort zone", outside of the the usual types of books I read. For example, I read (and reviewed) Duma Key by Stephen King and Drowned Sorrow by Vanessa Morgan; both of these are horror fiction, a genre I do not often read; this departure from my normal reading was refreshing and exciting. What about you?

17 comments:

  1. I read a variety but I know Im drawn to Chick Lit and Romances as Im a sucker for a happy ending :) and I am a romantic at heart. Im a new follower
    www.thephantomparagrapher.blogspot.com

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  2. Very interesting to here your ideas on how you decide what to read-

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  3. I really do need to read more classical works. Just not enough time. Enjoy your blog hop.

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  4. I like a variety of genres too and I'm not really sure why I'm drawn to the books I am.

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  5. They say a change is as good as a rest and I think this also goes for books. An eclectic reader anyway, I plan to go way out my comfort zone by reading a western, something I have never done before.

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  6. I read books in a lot of different genres, and the one thing I want to do more of this year is branching out into untried waters. I only have a few genres that I will not read, and they are suspense/thrillers, and romance.

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  7. I like my mysteries cozy, not a lot of gore and murders. I like my romance cool and light, not hot and steamy. I also like biographies or memoirs. I am not a fan of thrillers. And I would never read a paranormal book, I hate books about paranormal, witches, vampires, ghosts of any kind. I guess that about covers it. hehe

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  8. I like a variety of books, and sometimes read outside my comfort zone, too.

    Here's my post:

    (click on my name)

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

    btw, I am your newest follower.

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  10. 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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  11. It really is interesting to hear about which genres people prefer. Thanks for all the comments. More are welcomed of course.

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  12. Hoppin on by to say hi! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    Natalie :0)
    Thanks for stopping by too.

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  13. 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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  14. I read different genres, too. I like a variety of things.

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  15. I don't think I bother about the genre when deciding I must read a book. It's the subject and it's the writing. I am reading two books at the moment that I never would have thought about if I'd thought about genre.

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  16. I'm going to have to start remembering to do this meme on Fridays. And thanks again for the mention, you are too kind.

    I'm an eclectic reader but I have my favorites: women's fiction, mysteries, thrillers, scifi but I'll read anything that's a good story and will occasionally venture into subjects like war and westerns.

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  17. I agree, there is alot of truth in fiction!
    It depends on what mood I'm in, but I always enjoy a good historical.
    http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

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