What is your preferred genre for reading?
I have a couple of updates before getting into today’s topic. First is a reminder that there is about eight days left to submit your entry for the November writing contest. There are two entries so far that you all can check out if you’re curious to see what people have come up with! I’m hoping everyone that is interested can find a little time to contribute before the rush of holidays overtakes us.
Also, I am happy to announce that Angela Wallace (my guest blogger for the Adventures of Teagan stories) has just released her new book, Elemental Magic. This novel will be the first in a series she has begun. For those of you interested in paranormal romance (particularly sweet romance), this would be a great book to pick up. I know I’ll be reading and reviewing it very soon. For more information, she will be posting an announcement on her blog tomorrow.
Now on to today’s topic. A long time ago I asked people to vote in a poll on their top three favorite genres. There were a wide variety of responses. Now, I’m curious as to what everyone’s number one pick for genre is and why. For anyone who has followed this blog for very long, you have probably figured out that I prefer Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance. If the book has vampires and romance, you can believe there is a good chance I’ll read it! I’ve been addicted to the genre for over a decade and haven’t got tired of it yet. Of course, I do branch off occasionally to take breaks from it or try something new, but at least seventy-five percent (if not more) of all books I read are paranormal in some form with romantic elements (the next largest being sci-fi romance).
Why is this? I like the escapism and magic of it. The concept of a different kind of danger than the ones we face in the real world. Plus the idea of immortality and how that shapes character’s behavior/background is fascinating to me. Then there is just the good old super powers that we all wish we could have, but can only read and dream about. Stick a romance and some action into the mix and I’m a happy little reader.
So, now it’s your turn. Tell us about your favorite genre, the one you typically fall back on the most (whether it is fiction or non-fiction). Why does it draw you so much? I would love to hear your answers!