Thursday, January 13, 2011

My First Book Blogger Hop

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.


  1. Great answer. It is interesting to see different people's perspectives on things. I love your book tree banner.

  2. Welcome to the hop! Hope you find a lot of fabulous blogs to follow this weekend! I read mostly YA, but pretty much enjoy anything paranormal. I look forward to being a new follower of yours! Have a great weekend:)


  3. Here from the hop, new follower (thanks for following mine!). I think that's a great answer...I love mystery and YA too.

    I majored in El Ed :-) Teachers rule ;-)

  4. Just hopping through... I too have found myself immersed in the YA world as of late. I enjoy losing myself in the worlds that the YA authors are able to create - but as a Mom of teenagers and an instructor at a University - being able to talk about common interests is always great!

  5. Hopping by to say Hello! I'm also a huge YA fan and love the genre! You can find me blogging here:

  6. Hi,
    Just hopping by and following through. I read a eclectic mix of genres though I do have favourites.

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  7. Hi, Found you through the blog hopper, new follower. That's a great answer.

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

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

  9. Just hopping by via the Hop. I love the YA genre too. I have to say, so far I haven't found one YA book I haven't at least liked haha. Hope you'll hop over to my blog! Oh, and I'm your newest follower!

    Happy Reading! : )

  10. I'm a children's librarian, and I try to read a wide variety of things so that I can recommend books for all of our patrons, but I do love YA because the characters have such fresh perspectives on everything.

    Love your tree book banner. Vladstudio has some really nice stuff, this is one of my favorites.

  11. As an eclectic reader, I favor a lot of genres. :) You can read my answer at Clandestine Sanctuary. Have a great weekend!

    btw, I'm your newest follower.

  12. Hey gurl, just stopping by on the hop and follow. I'm a new follower. I am in deep like with your header, can u say B_E_A_U-T_I_F_U_L! I can't wait until Tuesday=Shadowfever!!!
    Have a great weekend curled up with a book.Happy Reading!!!
    See ya!
    Readaholics Anonymous

  13. I love the YA genre because it has so many different books!

  14. Wow, I have been super busy all day and this is the first time I've checked my blog today. I can't believe I have so many comments. Thanks everyone. There were lots of comments about my banner. I just saw it on the net and fell in love. I'm not really up to date with the etiquette of taking pictures off the net so hopefully I'm not in violation of any laws. :) I wish you all a wonderful weekend! Happy Reading!

  15. Following you! :D

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

    My Hop and Follow are here

    Happy Reading,

  16. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your blog design.

  17. Just hopping through and I'm a new follower. You can find my HOP answer and FEVERfest recap at The Bookish Snob

  18. Old follower dropping by to say hi! I enjoyed your answer to my question :) Hope you have a great weekend!

  19. This is my first hop too! Go us!

    I read mostly YA and Historical fiction, but whatever catches my is is fair game. :)

    The Musings of ALMYBNENR

  20. Hopping through. It surprised me to discover that there's such a huge YA community. Even more that the majority of the bloggers are adults. Have you noticed that too?
    My Hop

  21. Welcome to your first Hop! This is a great meme, and a wonderful way to meet other book bloggers. Have a terrific weekend. :)