Thursday, January 13, 2011

Book Blogger Hop

Friday's Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jen at Crazy for Books.

This week's question:

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

While I like to think that I will read just about anything, there are some genres I enjoy more than others. I absolutely love historical fiction, women's fiction, and memoirs. My tastes have changed a bit over the years, but even as a child I gravitated toward realistic fiction, historical fiction and biographies. When I read to my own children I try to read fantasy to them, and yet when they pick out books for themselves or express what books they enjoy the most, they also pick the same genres that I enjoy. I can't decide if this is sort of an inherited trait- my mom and aunts generally read these types of books, too - or something that we have more control over.
With women's fiction I am sure I am drawn to these books because they are usually full of characters I can relate to or can understand. I love history, and historical fiction novels are a great way to learn about history without memorizing a bunch of dates and names in addition to developing an understanding of how people were affected by events in history. I know some people don't understand why memoirs are at the top of my list, but I am fascinated by people in general. Everyone has such a unique story - full of experiences that has made them who they are, and I am always interested in hearing about these lives that are so different - and sometimes so like - my own.


Selena said...

Hi! Just hopping by! I love historical fiction! There's just something about it when it's done right.

Have a great weekend!


pussreboots said...

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.

Anonymous said...

Just hopping by and following through. I read a eclectic mix of genres though I do have favourites.
I like your articulate answer!

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Ms. C said...


Hopping by and following, too :) I also adore historical fiction and books with a feminist-curve to them. I look forward to reading your future posts :)

Feel free to visit my blog in your spare time,

Take care & happy weekend,
Ms. C

Sarah said...

I really need to read more memoirs! Or just more non-fiction in general, lol!

Happy Blog Hop!

Khadija said...

Hopping by! I'm your newest follower. ^-^

Please stop by my blog and follow me back if you get a chance:

Twice is Nice Books said...

Good Morning,
Hopping by from the hop. I love Historical Fiction,too. I have also found my taste in books changing over the years.

GREYZ said...

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

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

Emma Michaels said...

Happy Follow Friday! I am a follower!

Emma Michaels
The Thirteenth Chime

meags222 said...

I love your answer. It's interesting to think about where we get our reading habits from. I'm a new follower. Hope you have a great weekend. Happy Reading!
Meaghan at Feeling a Little Bookish

Zakiya LadyWings said...

Following you! :D

Stopping by from the Blog Hop and Follow Friday. Have a great weekend!

My Hop and Follow are here

Happy Reading,

Anonymous said...

I really like your thoughts this week! I am an eclectic reader as well. Hopping by from !

Barb said...

Happy Friday Follows! Old follower here dropping by to read your answers! Hope you have a great weekend

Alison said...

Hopping through. I've always been a big history buff too - both non-fiction and fiction.
My Hop