Friday, January 14, 2011

Book Blogger Hop: What Genre Is Your Favorite?

I found this book blog hop through By the Book, but apparently it's hosted by Crazy For Books.

The question is short and sweet:

"Why do you read the genre that you do? What draws you to it?"

My answer:

Well, my favorite genre is fiction. I know there is a plethora of sub-genres under that heading, but I love too many of them to single out a sub-genre. I love mystery, suspense, romance, historical fiction, some fantasy, some sci-fi, some chick lit--too many to name!

Why am I drawn to it? I guess I would have to say, because of its ability to take you to a different place while you're sitting in your own experience a different life...and yet, in the best fiction, to be enriched by what you learn while reading, and even affirmed in your faith.

(My next best favorite is biography, probably for a lot of the same reasons, but also because I'm intensely curious and like to know all the details about a person's life. Chalk that up to years of being a news reporter? :D)

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Or please do let me know your favorite genre, and why,in my comments section!


Alice said...

I prefer fiction in non-Christian books and memoir in Christian books (because I'd rather read about something God really did, rather than something fictionalized--though I enjoy good Christian fiction occasionally). As a sub-genre, I prefer mystery above all else. I love the relaxation of having a mental puzzle to solve, and within that sub-genre, I far prefer British mysteries to American. :-)

Howard Sherman said...

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 and see for yourself.

Howard A. Sherman

Alice said...

Cindy--I think that's why I'm enjoying your blog so much and am glad I found it! We seem to have a lot of overlap in our likes! I think we might have a couple of mutual friends too--at least your other blog (which is how I found this one) is one two of my friends' blogrolls--Ann-Marie Soderstrom and Chris Brauns (he's my pastor). If you ever want to drop me a line (no pressure!), I'm at I'd love to hear some of your favorite Brit mysteries! :-)

Andrea said...

Just hopping by! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Reading Lark's Hop Post

P.S. - I am a new follower.

Alison said...
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Alison said...

Hopping through. New follower! I love the bookshelf photo on your post!
My Hop

Scribe said...

Oooh, that's a hard question...

I love fiction (especially intelligent, thought-provoking sci-fi) but I also really enjoy books on theology, logic, and apologetics. Don't know if I could really pick between them! :)


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