Friday, January 14, 2011

Book Blogger Hop - Jan. 14

I'm looking forward to a looooonnggggg weekend of hopping! 
Stop by Crazy For Books and hop along!

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!

This week's question:

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

My Answer:
I read a variety of genres, so this question is a little tough for me.  It might actually be easier for me to explain why I don't read the one or two genres that I don't read :/ But...that's not the question this week so I'll try to stay on track ;)
I'm looking at my TBR shelf right now trying to think why I chose each of the books there...What is the common thread between the non-fiction, the classics, the stories about pets, the mysteries, the vampires, the YA...

I think you can see some aspect of my personality in all of the books I choose...

I think the common thread between all these books across various genres is people and relationships...even if the relationships are between paranormal or animal characters...more specifically even, I want deep, complicated, even puzzling or unexpected relationships...and a varied list of characters and events whose lives are entertwined in sometimes inexplicable and unbelievable ways.  No matter what genre it is, I like the book to be so deep that I'm taken into it affects me as a person, a woman, a mother, etc. 
I want the story to be so intense that I'm changed after I read it.

That's not too much to ask, is it?

Here I go HOPPING along!!



  1. I think your answer is really great. I tend to read for style a lot, but my husband really reads for character, and some people I know really read for a sense of place. I think all of those produce really different types of readers.

  2. Just hopping through... I love a great book where I can lose myself and just enjoy! That's one of the many reasons I read YA books - and yes a wide array of them.

    I love your Blog byline. As a Mom, I ended up taking 7 years to do my PhD and I was foolish enough to have my 2 kids in there somewhere :)

    Have a great night!

    Michelle from Pineapples & Pyjamas

  3. I'm just blog hopping.

    My blog, Rambling of a Coffee Addicted Writer, has been nominated for the best review site at I would appreciate a vote.



  4. P.S. I also gave you an award at:

  5. Just hopping by! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    Reading Lark's Hop Post

  6. I think I tend to read for quite a few of the same reasons. I definitely like to get the perspective of someone else and to feel I can empathize with their path and the choices they make.

  7. Hopping by on Sat morn. So many these days it takes a while to get round.

    I find some characters affect me and make me think more. Especially if I can identify with a characters provokes me to analyse my own situations.

    Are you still with me LOL


  8. Love your answer, you've put in a lot of thought into why you read the books you do!
    I tend to read strong female heroine-cenric books more than any other, preferably something in the fantasy/space opera genre!
    Thanks for visiting :)

  9. Hopping by and thought I'd give you a follow.

    "I want the story to be so intense that I'm changed after I read it." - that's got to be one of the best answers to the blog hop question that I've seen. :) Looking forward to your future posts!

  10. Great answer, I love character relationships as well, especially deep, complex ones that leave you a little different from the way you were when you started reading:) Thanks for stopping by my blog, hope you have a great weekend!

  11. Hopping through. Good answer to the question! I love exploring relationships as well.
    My Hop