Friday, June 17, 2011

Follow Friday!!

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?


9 comments:

  1. Hi there new follower here from the hop! Love your blog! :)

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  2. New follower! Happy reading, friend!

    Nikki @ Books Most Wanted

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  3. New follower, hopping by! :)

    I love YA books! Fantasy and paranormal romance are awesome! Great choices!

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  4. hopping over to return the floow! Thanks for stopping by today!

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  5. New follower here. I used to read a great deal of Anne Rice's works before she left behind the vampires and witches. She made up the bulk of my reading repertoire in high school. I hope you have a great weekend!

    Marla @ Starting the Next Chapter

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  6. I like to group my readings: UF, PNR, Paranormal YA; and just think of them as paranormal reads! Really I guess I read more UF than anything and nearly the same in YA Paranormal. Sometimes I can't be sure if a book is PNR or UF. Doesn't really matter to me in the end though!


    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old follower

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  7. Hi! New follower here! Happy Friday! Hugs, J

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  8. Old follower, thanks for following me! Have a great weekend!!

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  9. Asking me to Pick my favorite genre is like asking me to pick my favorite food; There's no way I can come up with just one answer!

    Follow me back to my blog and I'll explain - http://www.howardsherman.net

    Thank G-d it's Follow Friday!

    Howard Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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