Book Blog Discussions – Resonating with a Specific Genre

February 3, 2018 Beyond the Books, Discussion Challenge 4

Reading Challenges: Blog All About It, Book Blog Discussion

 

Book Blog Discussion Challenge and Blogger Hop

Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight!

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2nd – 8th – Do you prefer to blog about (a) specific book genre(s), or do you have an eclectic blog? (submitted by Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books)

 

I think this question goes right along with my post from last week. Basically, I will blog about any and everything!

I have always loved horror. Give me a zombie book any day of the week! YES!

But recently, my tastes have changed to thrillers; psychological thrillers! I also absolutely love cozy mysteries. There’s just something about them that reminds me of romance, but gives me that mysterious element that I crave.

I can’t always read mysteries and thrillers though. As much as I love them, I also enjoy YA. The innocence of youth, the mistakes, and the lessons learned, from a psychology standpoint, is so wonderful, to me. I love a fascinating character arc. John Green is one author that has a great way of adding a character arc in that will make you scream while you love every bit of the pain you’re going through. How does he even do that?!

I also just recently started venturing into Science Fiction. I love Sci Fi that is gripping and that I can actually see while I read. If you don’t like Sci Fi, try out John Scalzi. He is an artist with a pen! His writing is impeccably beautiful and so good it’s almost tragic. I freaking love every book I’ve read of his.

Then you have Terry Pratchett. For me, this is an anomaly. I should not like Fantasy in any form. But he broke the mold. He created this world that has both horror and love, trust and anxiety. I re-read his Discworld books every year and every year I find myself learning more about his characters. I don’t like fantasy but I will do anything to get every single Discworld book!

My super power is EMPATHY, so while I enjoy watching characters go through some stuff, I also need a break. Which is where the romance comes in. There’s not a ton of romance on this blog, but it’s there, in bits and pieces. The main character prob has a dog, because any cover with a dog on it is going to get my vote.

So, the short answer, is that I’m pretty eclectic. BUT the long answer is that I definitely love genres that have a tinge of horror to them.

Do you resonate with a specific genre or are you eclectic?

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4 Responses to “Book Blog Discussions – Resonating with a Specific Genre”

  1. Jennifer | Book Den

    I’m so happy Barb mentioned your blog on her review today. 🙂 I probably blog about horror more than anything else, but that’s just because I read it more than other genres. I read pretty widely, though, so many other random things pop up throughout the year. 🙂

    • Christina

      Psychological thrillers have been my thing lately. It’s been hard to find really great horrors. I’m so glad I’m finding (or you’re finding me) new bloggers that read horror! There’s YA here too, and basically a little of everything. I’m trying to branch out, which can be difficult, but has been fun!

  2. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    Glad you and Jen hooked up. Her blog rocks and she loves horror as much as us. You did basically have this discussion last week so you pretty well know my answer – I love lots of different books.

    • Christina

      Yes! I love connecting with people that have similar tastes. It seems like there aren’t enough of us out there.