Friday, September 9

Book Blogger Hop: 9/9

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Many of us primarily read one genre of books, with others sprinkled in. If authors stopped writing that genre, what genre would you start reading? Or would you give up reading completely if you couldn’t read that genre anymore?

I don't think this has ever crossed my mind.  Is it possible for a whole genre to simply cease to exist?  I guess you could spin that into its own dystopian novel.  To answer the question, I would say that I don't read by genre so much as I read what works for me.  It just so happens that the YA genre best fits my personal preferences.  That doesn't mean that I don't already wander outside of it when some great book comes along.  I would read adult romances if I could safely find those that aren't filled with sex scenes.  Then I wouldn't have to deal with cranky spanky teenagers.  I try not to judge the books based on their genre alone.  Not every YA book will be a success for me.  I am far too picky for that.  So I imagine if by some miracle the YA genre disappeared I would just have to search all that much harder to find books I liked to read.  No easy section that will probably hold something of interest for me.

5 comments:

  1. Please don’t be shocked but this week I’ve got a straightforward, cut and dried answer to this week’s question... for a change!

    Root for villains? No way, no how. Why am I being so narrow minded? Follow me back to my blog and find out why – http://www.howardsherman.net

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  2. New follower here hopping through!

    I for one hope the YA genre never ceases to exist. no matter how old I get, this is the one category of books that I always return to and feel most at home in.


    Here’s my Hop

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  3. I am a follower!
    I hope you will stop by The Writers Voice! It is my new group author blog and posts start tomorrow!

    Sincerely,
    Emma Michaels
    http://OurBooksOurVoice.Blogspot.com

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  4. Good answer. I can't really do plain old romance for the same reason. And you should be picky! You are spending your spare time reading, after all.

    -Jenna @ Fans of Fiction (new follower)
    http://fansoffiction.blogspot.com/2011/09/feature-and-follow-friday-and-book.html

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  5. I try not to judge books based on genre either. Sometimes I succeed, sometimes I don't :) Here's my hop, if you want to stop by.

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