This is my favorite Genre-Tell me yours!
What is your favorite genre?
It was hard to choose but my favorite genre is Fantasy!
Who is your Favorite Genre Author?
I know this may sound cliche, but my favorite Fantasy author is J.K. Rowling. I think the way she can weave together a story is brilliant. Every time I re-read the Harry Potter books, I find something new.
What is it that keeps pulling you back?
As a little girl, I loved watching reruns of I Dream of Jeannie and Bewitched because I wanted to have magical powers. So I love Fantasy books with that magical aspect. I think it would be so awesome to snap my fingers, wiggle my nose, or wave my wand to clean my bathrooms! Also, a lot of Fantasy books have cool magical creatures like griffins, unicorns, and dragons.
What book started your love of this genre?
When my kids were little I started reading them The Chronicles of Narnia books by C.S. Lewis. My favorite one of the series is The Magician’s Nephew. It is the first book in the series but I believe the last book written for the series. It is the origin story of how the land of Narnia came to be and why the wardrobe is magical in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
If you had to recommend one book from your favorite genre to a non-reader or someone looking to start that genre, what book would you choose and why?
The Hobbit has everything, wizards, a dragon, elves, magic, and more. It is fairly easy to read and if the reader likes it, they can continue on to the Lord of the Rings books. If not, The Hobbit can be read as a single book too.
This is a fun series. It too has dragons, elves, and magic. I recommend the Eragon series to teenagers all the time.
Why do you read?
This is a tough question. There have been many different reasons I read depending on my age. As a little girl, I didn’t have a lot of kids to play with so I went to the library every day after school and would check out books. When I had kids, I started to read YA books to make sure they were appropriate for them to read. That is how I found Harry Potter. Now, I read because I have a hard time sitting still! It also does provide a way to escape from reality when I need to.