Friday, January 14, 2011

Book Blogger Hop 14/1 - 17/1

Book Blogger Hop

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.


Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

Paranormal and sci-fi are so my chosen niche right now. There's something about being lost in a new world that gets to me.

Great answer, and happy Friday! :)

Anonymous said...

I hopped over here and enjoyed reading your post although we have very different tastes! But I particularly wanted to say: What a beautiful blog! Thanks for sharing it with me.

Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

Beautiful blog and great answer --- such a variety!

Logan E. Turner said...

I definitely love Tudor-era historical fiction. You have the most gorgeous blog design. Jealous! :) Thanks for coming by and I'm following you too. Happy weekend!

As the Crowe Flies and Reads said...

Hi! Though we have very different reading tastes, I really like your blog design. I'm a bookseller and I don't read much fantasy/paranormal, so I'm a new follower to learn more about those books so that I can better help my customers.

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 and see for yourself.

Howard A. Sherman

Steph said...

Hi old follower. I hadn't been by in a bit so I thought I would stop over! Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
twitter: @fangswandsfairy

aLmYbNeNr said...

Your response is so in-depth! I love it! I feel like I should have said more in mine lol.

Andrea said...

Just hopping by! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Reading Lark's Hop Post

P.S. - I am a new follower.

Alison said...

Hopping through. I'm a huge Twilight fan. I never like paranormals until I read the series and now it's probably my favorite genre.
My Hop

Siobian said...

Hopping by and loved your blog so I'm a new follower. I really liked your answer, The Tudors and the Victorian era have always fascinated me.

BookGirl said...

Hopping by, I love your blog I hope you have a wonderful weekend! I love the tudors and the victorian era too.
And I'm a new follower, if you have the time visit my blog

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