Friday, January 14, 2011

Book Blogger Hop


 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? 


  1. Happy Friday Avery! I used to love Sabrina the Teenage Witch! I watched that show all the time after school along with Charmed, though that show was a bit darker. Hope you have a great weekend:)

  2. Just hopping by! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    Reading Lark's Hop Post

  3. Hopping through. I adored Sabrina the Teenage Witch! And Race To Witch Mountain. Witchcraft books are so much fun - like Harry Potter.
    My Hop


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