Hi guys! The always sweet Ava @ Reads, Rhythms & Ruminations tagged me (a couple months ago) to do this awesome tag created by Drew @The Tattooed Book Geek and I’m finally posting about it. I’m so sorry for taking so long! (╥﹏╥)
I hope you all enjoy it and please go check out Ava’s blog! She has amazing posts for your nerdy pleasure as well as really cool and unique features. You won’t be disappointed!
You should head over to Drew’s blog too, while you’re at it, for even more bookish content! He has tons of reviews and other great posts that will appeal to very diverse tastes.
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What is your favourite genre?
Fantasy. It’s usually a lot more complex and requires so much more imagination on the author’s/reader’s part. There is always room for creation (even though most stories stem from previous works nowadays). It’s hard to be 100% original but almost everything can be rewritten and perfected.
Who is your favourite author from that genre?
I currently don’t have a favorite author. I want to really immerse myself in the genre first.
What is it about the genre that keeps pulling you back?
I love exploring fictional worlds and fantasy is usually master at that. The really good fantasy stories have entire nations, dialects, history, rules… And all made up! I just never get bored.
What is the book that started your love for your favorite genre?
I grew up reading literature inspired by the Grimm brothers, Hans Christian Anderson, Charles Perrault, Joseph Jacobs, etc. From a very young age, even before I could read myself, I was fascinated by those enchanting fairy tales where nothing seemed impossible. So they definitely shaped my interest for the genre.
If you had to recommend at least one book from you favorite genre to a non-reader/someone looking to start that genre, what book would you choose and why?
I think this is a very hard question because everyone has different tastes. It feels like an ever bigger responsibility to choose something that has to both appeal to any reader and at the same time showcase what the fantasy genre (of which there are so many ramifications) is truly about. For now, my answer is A Song of Ice and Fire. I have yet to read it but I loved the show, so I can only imagine how much better the books will be.
Why do you read?
I read because it’s so much fun! I can visit a thousand places without leaving my couch and learn so much from them. I just love the written word. The way it prompts me to make things up in my head. The way it can be manipulated and mastered. The way it can show so much and also nothing at all. In the end, it really feels like getting a piece of someone else’s soul.
- Flavia @ Flavia the Bibliophile
- Thrice Read
- Cassiopeia’s Moon
- YA & Wine
- Raven @ Dreamy Addictions
- Gretchen @ ChicNerdReads
- Reg @ She Latitude
- Artist by Beauty
- Jolien @ The Fictional Reader
- Breanna @ Between The Pages
- Reads & Reels
- Mery @ My Parisian Bookshelf
- The Royal Reader
- Eileen @ A Bookish Frenzy
That’s it! Have fun with this tag if you decide to do it and see you next time! 🙂