Jennifer from Crazy for Books asks for this week's Book Blogger Hop question:
"Why do you read the genre that you do? What draws you to it?"
Okie dokie, so I think it is pretty obvious that I almost strictly read YA paranormal/ fantasy (though I do read the occasional adult paranormal romance or other genres of YA). I think that my love of fantasy first emerged through watching such television shows as "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" and movies such as "Race to Witch Mountain" at a young age- probably around 5 years of age. When all of the little girls in my cases wanted to be princesses, mommies and whatnot, I wanted to be a witch... This love of fantasy/ paranormal increased tenfold with the release of the "Harry Potter" series which came out when I was in grade four. My love of the paranormal/ fantasy continued on throughout the years, but my love of young adult novels didn't fully rear its head until I started working at my local library when I was in grade ten. Because I was a young adult I obviously gravitated towards the young adult section of the library- the juvenile stuff was well, just too juvenile for me, and the adult stuff was obviously way too adult for me and it has just kinda stuck with me. Though I am sure that I will continue reading YA stuff into the future, I must admit that at the age of 20 I am already finding it increasingly difficult to connect with some of the young adult characters- especially if they are around 14-16 years of age, so I think that I will focus less attention on YA novels where the characters are so young, and focus more so on YA novels where the characters are 18+ (plus, aren't YA books typically said to be for around 14-24 year olds? Hope so!).
Anyways, what genres do you prefer?