Thursday, September 8, 2011


Where did the week go? It's already time for another book blogger hop.

Book Blogger Hop

The blogger hop is hosted by Crazy-for-Books. If you're a book blogger looking for new books to read, more blogs to explore, and to spread the word about your own blog, head on over to the hop and check it out. Be sure to follow the rules!

This week's question from Lori is:

“Many of us primarily read one genre of books, with others sprinkled in. If authors stopped writing that genre, what genre would you start reading? Or would you give up reading completely if you couldn’t read that genre anymore?”

I mostly read historical fiction -- any time period but my favorite is medieval. Historical fiction is my go-to read when I'm looking to relax, to escape -- I pretty much know that when I pick up one of these novels there's a good chance I'll enjoy it. I do read other genres though, a little bit of everything. If I was suddenly deprived of historical fiction, I think I would resort to the classics as my genre of choice, still with little bits of everything else sprinkled in. Why "the classics"?  Because I have a to-read list that stretches out to infinity of classics that I want to read before I die. I'll never have time to get to them all. But if I couldn't read any more historical fiction, I could put a bigger dent in that classics pile.


  1. I'm sad to say that I haven't read a book of historical fiction in a long time. And I'd say that I loved (not just "liked", but "loved") every work of historical fiction I've ever read. Mmm. Need to make a note to self to seek out more historical fiction.

    My absolute favorite is The World is Not Enough by Zoe Oldenbourg.

  2. Hi
    Just hopping by and following through! Unfortunately historical fiction is one of the few genres I avoid :)

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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  3. Seems like the disappearance of historical fiction might actually help you least for awhile. Good luck with that list of classics!

    Jex @ Everything and Nothing

  4. I have a long list of classics that I want to read too! There are too many good books and not enough time.

  5. You're right, there's an infinity to classics! One book I'm eager to read (I have a review copy) is Catherine the Great by Massie, because I visited her palaces in Russia this summer.

  6. Great answer! Even though it's not how I answered, your thinking is my thinking too. If there were no new published books out there that I'd enjoy, I'd just read all the books on my TBR list that are already published. I might actually be able to catch up, lol.

  7. I know how you feel about the classics. There are so many different things to read even if new books in a favorite genre stopped being published. Please come see what I would read.

  8. Gosh, I hadn't even thought about catching up on my TBR, if nothing "new" in my favorite genre was being put out. It's true... I could end up reading for years and years just on my backlist alone.

  9. Thanks for stopping by! I think it's great that you can read around people and they're talking about you and you don't hear them. The same goes for me as well (only they cant say my name because I instantly tune in). I haven't read much historical fiction, as you saw from my answer, but I hope to read some soon. New Follower!

  10. Iknow how you feel...that Classics TBR list goes on forever!!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

  11. I feel so guilty when I look at my classics TBR. War and Peace is staring at me accusingly. :-)