Friday, January 14, 2011

Is it Friday already? Good thing I'm ready to Hop!

I feel like I'm already a little late for the Hop!  But, off from work today, and it was so nice to sleep in a little.....   but I'm ready now!  

Hosted by Jennifer over at Crazy for Books, the Hop is a great way to meet other bloggers, visit new blogs, and have some fun from Friday-Monday.   This Hop's question comes from Barb, who asks: "Why do you read the genre that you do?  What draws you to it?"

I don't really read just one genre.  I read just about everything, from YA fiction to general fiction, science fiction and fantasy, mystery, and nonfiction.   The genres I don't tend to read as much are romance and westerns, but once in a while, one of those really hits the spot.   I like books where I can just lose myself in them, and step into another place, or someone else's shoes.   This applies to nonfiction, as well, especially with books that read like fiction (pacing, etc).    

Happy Hopping, everyone!!

14 comments:

....Petty Witter said...

I'm also an eclectic reader though I have yet to read a western, one of my personal challenges this year being to do so.

Miss Ash said...

Did I mention how much I love your header?
I don't stick with one genre either. I'm a sucker for self help books, classic lit, and spiritual stuff, but I like to mix it up. Gotta have a full breadth of reads under my belt before I call it good. :)

Carol said...

Eclectic reader, too, although lately I haven't been able to even start anything. hoping that will change in the New Year!

Teacher/Learner said...

Stepping into someone's shoes is such a liberating experience. I love getting another person's perspective & then coming away from a novel with a broader outlook on things. Nicely written! Thanks for hopping by my blog :)

Megan Swicegood said...

I wish I read I read a wider variety. I'm really trying to this year - that's a big resolution for me. I really want to read more non-fiction as well. I love your hop photo! It made me giggle.

Megan @ Read It, See It

amandavonhoffmann.com said...

Thanks for hopping by my blog. I love your rating bottles! I work at a library too, but I don't have my MLS...yet. Maybe someday!

Jenni Elyse said...

I've only read a few non-fiction works and the ones I enjoyed were because they had a fiction-esque element to it.

I'm very eclectic too, but I do tend toward YA more often than anything else, although it used to be mystery.

Briana said...

I wish I liked that many genres. I guess I'm not as open minded as I thought :P Happy Hopping!

Vicki said...

I've read a lot of different genres too, but I always seem to come back to Fantasy. It just seems the most fun and different from my own life. But every once in a while a change of pace is just what I need. Hope you have a great weekend!

~Vicki

Katie said...

Thank you for stopping by Book Love! Libraries are definitely in style right now :) In fact, I feel like more and more people I know are actually going back to school to become library media specialists!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and get a whole lot of time for reading :)

Madigan McGillicuddy said...

I try to read a variety of things, because as a librarian, I like to be knowledgeable about what's out there for my patrons, but I keep returning to science-fiction and fantasy, because it's so great to be transported to a different world.

@Petty - I never thought I would like Westerns, but in one of my classes for my MLS, my professor assigned me Westerns to read all summer long, and I ended up really enjoying them. Try Shane by Jack Schafer if you haven't already, it's one my favorites!

Belinda said...

Just hopping through and hoping you're enjoying your weekend so far. You can find my HOP answer and FEVERfest recap at The Bookish Snob

redhead said...

I wish I read a wider variety of genres, but I just can't get enough SF/Fantasy. I love the weird!

Lu said...

Such a cute bunny pick!

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