Friday, January 14, 2011

Book Blogger Hop



This week's question from Crazy for Books for the Book Blogger Hop is:

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


I read YA for so many reasons. One thing that I love about books for young adults is that teens generally have so much optimism,  enthusiasm and hope.

I like reading science-fiction and fantasy because it's a great escape to worlds that could have been, or worlds that might be. I like reading about characters who can wield superpowers, or have technology that is so far in advance of our own, it might as well be magic.

My favorite kind of story, and honestly, I could read this exact same story over and over again and never tire of it, can be summed up thusly: Young person discovers they have paranormal powers. Adventures ensue.

15 comments:

  1. "Young person discovers they have paranormal powers. Adventures ensue." :) I like those kinds of books, too.

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  2. Aw, man, now I'm going to be thinking of that description every time I look at a kids' fantasy book.

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  3. I've actually never checked out Neil Gaiman's blog (shame on me), but I follow John Scalzi and Patrick Rothfuss and they're both hilarious heh~~

    And optimism is definitely big in YA mm mm, especially when comparing dystopian pieces.

    Sniffly Kitty
    Sniffly Kitty's Mostly Books
    Loving the Reviews Challenge

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  4. Here I am hopping on by...

    I went all over the map with this question on my blog. I read and enjoy almost every genre of fiction out there. There’s no way I could just pick one.

    So I talked about all of them. Even romance fiction (sort of)! I invite you to hop over to my blog at http://www.howardsherman.net and see for yourself.

    Howard A. Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  5. Hopping by to return the visit and follow! I love the quote at the top of your blog. I, too, am constantly worried by my inability to read 5-10 books a day to keep up with the publishign industry. :-)

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  6. I'm visiting from the blog hop. "Young person discovers they have paranormal powers. Adventures ensue." Yes, I love that storyline too, over and over again.

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  7. Thanks for popping by my blog. I like your answer. I too enjoy a storyline with superpowers but I will admit I don't know if I could read it over and over again. I usually have to take a break and read a different genre after a while. Hope you have a great weekend. Happy Reading!
    Meaghan at Feeling a Little Bookish
    http://bookworm-meags222.blogspot.com

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  8. YA is the best :) Speaking of books where "Young person discovers they have paranormal powers. Adventures ensue," have you read I Am Number Four or The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June? I would recommend them both!

    Thank you for stopping by Book Love!! I'm a new follower :)

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  9. Visiting on the blog hop tour and I'm a new follower! I'm always trying to keep up, too. My bookshelf is bulging, but I keep getting more books! I LOVE reading and I don't ever want to catch up...what would I do then?

    Anyway, come visit if you get the chance: http://bookendcrossing.blogspot.com/2011/01/book-blogger-hop-tour-1-14-to-1-17-2011.html

    Have a great weekend!

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  10. @Howard @Meags Oh, I definitely like to mix it up and read something else now and then. But, YA is what I keep coming back to, kind of like comfort food.

    @Tiger I know! I'm going to have to do my annual culling of my TBR list soon (I usually do in March) and it always makes me sad to look at the books that I know I won't have a chance to get to.

    @Katie I haven't read either of them! I've been following the whole James Frey controversy with I Am Number Four with great interest though. You know they re-wrote parts of the book to be more cinematic, since they knew they had already sold the movie rights?

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  11. I agree the optimism and great adventures are definitely appealing in YA. Just hopping through! You can find my HOP answer and FEVERfest recap at The Bookish Snob

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  12. We have the exact same taste in books! Supernatural powers + adventures = awesome. :)

    Thanks for the follow and I look forward to reading more on your blog!

    Logan

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  13. I'm loving the YA books so much I can't seem to get enough of them. Science fiction is not one of my favs but I'm trying to get into them a little more. New follower. Thanks for dropping by Book Noise.
    Happy reading.

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  14. @Logan I checked out your In My Mailbox, and I have to agree! I think I've read nearly every book you got this week. I look forward to seeing your reviews so we can compare notes.

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