Thursday, September 8, 2011

I've Never Met a Genre I Didn't Like

Literary Blog Hop

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Here's the prompt for this week from the Book Blogger Hop:

“Many of us primarily read one genre of books,
with others sprinkled in. If authors stopped writing that genre,
what genre would you start reading?
Or would you give up reading completely
if you couldn’t read that genre anymore?”

My reply:
I read a wide variety of genres,
including genres that I've created myself,
so I don't think I will run out of genres!

Here are some of my favorite genres:
creative nonfiction
travel narratives
children's picture books (both nonfiction and fiction)
literary fiction
books about happiness
books about spirituality and faith
books about education and learning
children's fiction
historical fiction
real, old-time science fiction
biographies of strong leaders
books about cooking
photography books
post-apocalypse books
short stories
women's fiction
animal stories
moving-and-starting-over books
biographies of writers
memoirs of regular people
adventure books
joke books
encyclopedias and dictionaries

Have I left anything out???

How about you? What are your favorite genres?

My 6th Grade Teacher:  Mrs Grace
Photo from dok1

Now, the writing prompt from The Literary Blog Hop:

Must all literary writing be difficult?
Can you think of examples of literary writing
 that are not difficult?

Must I bring out the ruler
and rap your knuckles again?
Yes, yes, yes!
All literary writing must be difficult!
How dare you even ask this question?!

We must make all children think that
literary books are onerous, laborious, and abstruse.
We must continue to require all children to read
behemothic books with limited appeal to them
and mandate that the children write palaverous essays
about this compulsory reading
that concur with our beliefs.

I'm ashamed of you for even voicing this question.
Go stand in the corner!
Off with your head!

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  1. I'm just like you, fan of too many genres to ever run out of books to read. It'd take me a long time to run out of books to read even if everyone stopped writing today. (Lets hope that doesn't happen though!)

  2. Wow. You have a very wide range of genres!

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  3. Thanks for stopping by :)

    New follower! Follow me back?

  4. I think you pretty much covered everything there. Sticking to one genre of books is crazy to me. There is so much good books out there. Never limit yourself!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    New Follower :)

  5. That's a great list. I have to say that since I've been blogging-- and reading book blogs -- I've branched out in my reading. I still have my favorite genre and most often choose books from it, but bloggers have a way of making books that I would never have plucked off a bookstore shelf on my own sound irresistible.

  6. What a fantastic list!! I think it's great that we can have such eclectic tastes and not be fully committed to just one genre. I think the book blog world has opened my eyes to genres that I would not have considered otherwise, which is really awesome.
    Happy Hopping!

  7. Wow! that's a lot of genres. I'm a new follower from

  8. Ah. Hmm. Yes. I don't have quite as diverse a genre-loving list, but I certainly like some of your choices! "Books about happiness" in particular. Despite indifference to some of your favored genres, I can definitely agree with you regarding old-school sci-fi and especially adventure books - can't seem to find any good ones these days!

  9. hahaha, that's hilarious - loved your answer to the literary blog hop!

  10. That is quite a list of genres! Travel narrative sounds like one I should try.

  11. Love the poem! And it's great that you read so many genres - I'm trying to break out and read some different ones.

  12. No one could say you are too narrow in your reading choices that's for sure :)

    My favorites are literary fiction, historical fiction, memoirs of ordinary people, and cozy mysteries. Throw in classics too I guess.

  13. Please don’t be shocked but this week I’ve got a straightforward, cut and dried answer to this week’s question... for a change!

    Root for villains? No way, no how. Why am I being so narrow minded? Follow me back to my blog and find out why –

    Thank God it’s Follow Friday!

    Howard A. Sherman, Implementor
    Get Inside a Story

  14. I think I'd be okay too. There has to be something interesting for me to read.

  15. That is a fantastic list.
    Here's my favorite: "moving-and-starting-over books"
    I want to read some of those! Got any titles you could recommend?

  16. hey! hopping by, a little late though! Love the blog and I'm following you now :) i could never give up YA, so I just can't even answer this question. lol. it will NEVER die, and if it does, it's what I write anyways lol.

    stop by my blog too? I posted about my TBR list instead this Friday!

  17. Madigan, here is my list of moving-and-starting-over books from Goodreads. Some favorites are Paris to the Moon, River Town, and Honeymoon in Purdah.

  18. Thank you so much for visiting my blog! Look forward to reading yours!

  19. I'm an old follower but welcome to visit me on my blog anytime! I also like different genres of books but I do draw the line at horror novels. I'm too much of a scaredy cat to read them!

  20. Thanks for stopping by my blog :) You certainly read a lot of genres! You'll never run out of books to read.

  21. I so love your answer about "difficult" answers. When the iron maiden got out of fashion, there was still literature,right? :)

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. New follower :)

  22. I agree with you on so many genres. I am already following you. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment so many people don't. Have fun on your blog hopping.

    Patricia aka Mamaw

  23. I enjoy your answers! I read all and any types of fiction so it took me a while to figure out which side of the non-fiction I'd dive into.
    I like your site, thanks for stopping by last week.

  24. Your Literary Blog Hop response made me laugh :D Isn't it ironic that this attitude was once the norm and still exists in some minds? Yikes!

  25. Thanks got stopping by! I agree with you on all of the above!


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