The Genre Switch
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The Genre Switch, do you do it?
This weeks question:
Have you ever switched reading genres? If so, why?
To start this off I will say I started off reading primarily historical fiction, it is what sparked my love of reading. Those writers like Gloria Whelan, Elizabeth George Speare, L.M. Elliott, L.A. Meyer, and so many more, inspired me to read and get lost in a world that was different for a while.
Now though, I read widely and span as many genres as I can. You can see just how wide by looking at the last few weeks of First Line Fridays. I truly read a variety of anything from historical fiction, mysteries, fantasy, sci-fi, biblical fiction, to YA fiction. The only thing I tend to shy away from is horror, just simply because I have seen too much and want to escape and grow myself, rather than putting new horrors into my imagination.
I like the variety of switching genres, it gives me something new to imagine. I do get on a certain kick every once and a while where I will only read a certain sub-genre (and I will find EVERY book in that sub-genre and read it). But otherwise, I skip around every day.
Why do you read different genres?
A most curious reader
For me it’s about the story, rather than the genre – and it’s a good story I’m interested in. I’ll read pretty much anything except high fantasy, though usually go back to horror or chick lit. I definitely have phases, earlier this year it was YA fantasy about faeries!
Eventually I’ll probably branch out more, but for now I mostly read cozies and non-fiction. Enjoy the day! 🙂