Monday, October 13, 2008

Monday Musings


Monday Musings' asks the question:
"Can you narrow down your reading to a favorite genre and author? Why or why not?"



It would be difficult to narrow my reading choices down to one favorite author or genre, because my reading tastes differ depending on my mood. Clearly when it comes to fiction, Laurell K. Hamilton and her Anita Blake vampire series and Merry Gentry series are near the very top of my list, but I also enjoy reading other things.

I'm currently on a young adult craze, devouring young adult series like popcorn. The Dreamhouse Kings is a new series by Robert Liparulo that I am thoroughly enjoying; he also writes adult books, so they are on my TBR list. I've been enjoying the City of Ember series by Jeanne Duprau, the Evernight series by Claudia Gray, and the House of Night series by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast. I am also re-reading the original Trixie Belden Mysteries from my childhood - I'm doing Way Back Wednesday reviews of these books on my book blog.

I also enjoy non-fiction books and I'm currently interested in paranormal books: ghosts, predictions, tarot card readings and anything on the Wicca religion. But I also enjoy political non-fiction, especially recent books on President Bush and the Iraq War.

Kentucky authors are another one of my passions: Silas House, Bobbie Ann Mason, Ann Gabhart and Sue Grafton, just to name a few. The wonderful Bluegrass state is home to many wonderful writers, and I try to stay current with all the new works.

With the onset of autumn and the upcoming Christmas season, I am checking out more holiday books from the public library: cook books, home decorating, homemade gift ideas and useful traditions. I also have a tendency to "nest" during the autumn and winter, so this is normally the time I buy the most books, stocking up for cold winter nights.

For me, picking a favorite author or genre would be like picking a favorite from my three daughters - impossible! I love them all equally, and because of that I feel I am a more rounded reader.

6 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

I really enjoyed reading your very detailed answer. You descrbed how I feel about reading all genres!

My musings

Beth Fehlbaum, Author said...

Great column!
Beth Fehlbaum, author
Courage in Patience, a story of hope for those who have endured abuse
http://courageinpatience.blogspot.com
Ch. 1 & Book Trailer are online!

Beth Fehlbaum, Author said...

Great column!
Beth Fehlbaum, author
Courage in Patience, a story of hope for those who have endured abuse
http://courageinpatience.blogspot.com
Ch. 1 & Book Trailer are online!

Bluestocking said...

Wow!!! Great post. I think I rambled around too much in mine.

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"Confuzzled" Shannon said...

I use to be into the Wicca, New Age book and tarot card readings. I have come full circle though and still have them in case I decide to come back to them but they are out of the picture right now.

Shadows of the goddess designs said...

We enjoy alot of the same books :)