Thursday, January 13, 2011
My First Book Blogger Hop
Well this is my first time participating in the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Crazy For Books. The question this week is as follows:
Why do you read the genre that you do? What draws you to it?
I usually read contemporary adult fiction but that being said I also read a lot of mysteries and lately quite a bit YA.
The draw to contemporary fiction is that I love to hear people's stories and what better way to hear it than from multiple points of view. I love that I can, depending on the narration style, see/hear the same story from different perspectives. I find it fascinating how different people can view the same thing in such a variety of ways. I do realize I am reading fiction but most fiction comes from somewhere and usually it is people's experience.
Mysteries tend to hold my attention because I love the suspence of not knowing. I spend the entire novel trying to figure out who the killer is or to figure out what kind of weird thing has occurred in the plot. I like trying to figure it out and I always feel a tiny bit satisfied when I get that right.
I have been reading a lot of YA lately because I find that a lot of blogs are dedicated to YA. I tend to read reviews and think that I have to read the book they're talking about. Most times I quite enjoy the books that are recommended and I have continued to add books to by tbr pile. I also find it useful as I'm a teacher. I teach elementary school from kindergarten to grade 6. A lot of the grade 6 students are reading these types of books.
Anyhow, that's my answer for this week. I will try to continue with this weekly meme. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.