Friday, January 14, 2011
The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books.
This weeks question is:
"Why do you read the genre that you do? What draws you to it?"
I have always been fascinated with the paranormal and things that are not easy to explain. Even from an early age I was drawn to books that featured ghosts and other paranormal creatures. I lent a lot of books about unexplained mysteries at my school library, and even though it scared me I also found it fascinating.
When I became a teenager, I discovered a very popular bookseries here in Norway called The Legend of the Ice People by Margit Sandemo. I was instantly absorbed into the universe she created, a universe with strong female heroines, paranormal creatures and events, love, mysteries and action. I read the whole series ( 47 books) in a few summer-months.
Since that day, I have always liked books that focus on the paranormal but as the years progressed I got a tendency to focus on suspense & thrillers when I chose books. To make this story a bit shorter: Like everyone else I discovered the Twilight phenomenon on the internet and wondered what this hype was all about. I bought and read the books, and even though they are not my favorites I started to buy other books in the same genre and that was the beginning. The first books I read, aside from Twilight, was Fallen by Lauren Kate and Evermore by Alyson Noel. Those two books mean a lot to me now.
I also read suspense & thrillers because I love mysteries, and it is always fun to try to guess who the killer is during the reading. I have always been fascinated with the dark depths in the human mind - what makes people become killers and even serialkillers.
And last but not least I read historical fiction because I am a big history buff. I love to read and learn about other times and I am especially fond of reading about The Tudors, WW2, the Dark Ages and The Victorian Era.
Happy hopping everyone.