Book reviews. Paranormal fantasy, fiction, YA, romance, adventure, fantasy, supernatural--all sorts of genres. New releases, pre-releases and previously released material (whatever I find on my to-be-read shelf :)
Friday, June 17, 2011
It's Follow Friday!!
Thanks to Parajunkee for maintaining this weekly meme :)
Today's Follow Friday question is:
Q. Genre Wars! What's your favorite genre and which book in that genre made it your favorite?
Tough question. The truth is, I don't really know what specific genre is my favorite. I really like books about otherworldly beings like faeries, witches, vampires and weres. These constitute what I would consider my favorites and I guess they could be categorized as fantasy. I do, however, read different genres of fantasy, including urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and YA fantasy.
The Witching Hour (Lives of the Mayfair Witches) by Anne Rice is what sparked my interest in all things paranormal many years ago. I was looking for something new to read and my then boyfriend had gotten a copy of The Witching Hour (Lives of the Mayfair Witches) as a gift from a friend. He was into fantasy novels, but was more a fan of D & D type works and Anne Rice didn't appeal to him. I started reading it and I was hooked. I tore through both the Vampire Chronicles and the Mayfair Witches, devouring each one as soon as it came out. I still can't get enough of a good book about witches.
Reading The Witching Hour (Lives of the Mayfair Witches) also, inadvertently, led to my interest in Wicca and other Earth based religions. Although I do not consider myself a practitioner of any religion, reading and researching the Old Religions has become a fascinating part of my life.
What book opened up a whole new world of reading for you?