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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Book Blogger Hop (1/14-1/17)

Book Blogger Hop

This is my first time participating in Book Blogger Hop, which is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books.  Below is what she says about it:

In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word! This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read! So, grab the logo, post about the Hop on your blog, and start HOPPING through the list of blogs that are posted in the Linky at Crazy for Books.

Along with adding your link, you have to answer a new question every week.

This week's question comes from Barb who blogs at Sugarbeat's Books:

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

Lately I have been reading lots of different genre from thriller/mystery to paranormal romance, but my first love was horror (think Stephen King).  I loved being scared (books, movies, etc), but always in a "safe" environment.  There was nothing better than going to bed at night with the latest Stephen King book in hand.  I remember reading Salem's Lot and then watching it on TV.  Long story, but had been living in the basement of our house while we built a house on top.  It wasn't finished yet, just needed carpet and paint, but there was a small TV in the living room.  I remember watching Salem's Lot on that TV, sitting on the "wooden" floor and being scared because there were no curtains on the windows yet - so all you saw was black night.  There were also only a few table lamps scattered around the room on the floor. 

Ok - I know I got off track there, but it helped explain why I was/am drawn to that genre. 

SO WEIRD!  I am watching a re-run of Friends - and it is the one were Joey is reading The Shining and keeps it in his freezer! 


bermudaonion said...

That is such a tough question. I have no idea why I'm drawn to the genres I love!

GREYZ said...

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

ibeeeg said...

Oh my gosh...you will never catch me going to be reading a Stephen King book. I can read all sorts of horrid stuff with no nightmares but not with King's work.

My genres are Fantasy and historical fiction. I am drawn to them for two different reasons...fantasy because of well...the fantasy...the ability to live and do things outside of our normal everyday lives I guess. Historical fiction...well, I love history and the fictional part gives history some life.

Natalie W said...

Joey cracks me up!
Hoppin on by to say hi!
The Book Inn

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 http://www.howardsherman.net and see for yourself.

Howard A. Sherman

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.

Alison said...

Hopping through. I have never read Stephen King. I really should some day.
My Hop


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