Book Blogger Hop: August 5-11

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 

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This Week’s Question

Have you ever switched reading genres? If so, why? (Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

I’m not sure if this question means permanently, intermittently, or often. Looking back, I clearly gravitated towards that genre even as a child. I loved ELLA ENCHANTED by Gail Carson Levine and JUNIPER and WISE CHILD by Monica Furlong. I reread those often. However, I was a bit more fluid in which genres I read as a kid. I also loved the NANCY DREW mystery series; anything STAR WARS I could get my hands on, such as the YOUNG JEDI KNIGHTS series and the Thrawn trilogy; THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS by Ann Brashares; and THE PRINCESS DIARIES by Meg Cabot.

Now that I’m an adult, I definitely find myself sticking more to the fantasy genre. I used to read a bit more nonfiction than I do now, but the constant barrage of negative and sensational news dampened my interest in that genre. So, overall, I don’t really switch reading genres. However, I don’t exclusively stick to one genre. There are times where I jump the fantasy ship to sporadically read a nonfiction or general fiction book. When a title calls to you, don’t let it go!

Do you exclusively read in one genre, or do you bounce around?

4 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop: August 5-11

  1. I jump around quite a bit, TBH. Like you, I love fantasy, so tend to stick with that. Occasionally, though, if I’ve just finished a hard to read book, or a fantasy CHONK, I’ll switch to something a little lighter or shorter as a sort of palate cleanser.

  2. I used to be all about cozy mysteries, but lately I’ve been all about romance. I found cozy mysteries a bit too.. old, conservative, dated for my liking now, and I find that romance tends to be a lot more fresh.

    1. I’ve seen cozy mysteries come up now and again…I don’t think I’ve ever read one. Do you have a favorite you’d recommend?

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