January 14, 2011

Book Blogger Hop and Weekly Overview

Book Blogger Hop

To join in the fun, just click in the picture above.

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

Currently my main genres are Urban Fantasy and Epic Fantasy.   There's always some quotes or another that states that reading is an escape from reality, and I whole heartily agree.  My theory is if you want to escape, escape far enough away that reality is altered.

The idea of vampires stalking humans, wolves howling at the moon, and caldron's bubbling has always been a fascination with me.  So it's only natural that I would want my literary escape to include them.  When Urban Fantasy was hard to come by way back when, I took refuge in Epic Fantasy.   Both of my preffered sub genres can be thrillers, mystery, comedies, adventures, romance, myths, and so much more.  Often they even mix all plains of genres together.

Reality is only best escaped with a good fiction book.

Weekly Overivew:
I'm off to the Hop!


Jessica said...

"Reality is only best escaped with a good fiction book."

I completely agree; one of the reasons I'm drawn to SFF, myself.

Hiya! Here through the hop. I'm off to explore your blog.

Stephanie said...

I agree with you as well. Fantasy is completely different from what I do that I like to escape to it and experience a different reality.

I'm a new follower!

Have a great weekend!

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Jessica: Glad I'm not the only one who thinks like that!

Stephanie: Thanks for the follow.

Howard Sherman said...

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

Andrea said...

Just hopping by! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Reading Lark's Hop Post

Avid Book Reader said...

Congrats! I've just given you an award! =) Check it out here - http://literaryrr.blogspot.com/2011/01/oh-my-my-very-first-award.html

Escapist said...

I looked through your reviews...you've done some gooders. :) I am a new follower...thanks for hopping by my blog! :D

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Andrea: Thanks for hopping in.

Avid Book Reader: Wow! Thanks for the award!

Escapist: Glad you like the selection!

Alison said...

Hopping through. I like fantasy and paranormal to. I especially like vampires.
My Hop

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

You can't beat vampires!!

Tevya said...

I agree - books are a great excape from reality! I'm a fantasy lover too.

I love your blog - the design is beautiful. Thanks for stopping by Reading Lark. I'm a new follower. :)

Tevya @ Reading Lark

Kari said...

Your answer sums up my feelings perfectly! Must be a common feeling among fantasy readers :)

By the way, you won the Stylish Blogger Award on my blog if you want to check it out!

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Tevya: Glad you like it I just got done with the final touches one it.

Thanks for the follow!

Kari: Wow!!! Thanks will do so!>_<