Every reader has different experiences. Whether that is while reading a book, or things surrounding books (i.e. genre preferences, higher expectations, etc.). While collectively we can say that we all love books and anything that involves books (I think we all get a little crazy when we find bookish merch that is affordable and accessible to us).
I have a few things, involving books, that I do/ have discovered that I’m not sure are widespread (in the sense that everyone knows what’s going on). So I’m just gonna create blog posts about little separate things I have discovered about my reading/ obsession with books.
I feel a little like I’m having an adrenaline rush?? I’m making this a series…. there will probably be a few of these posts. But I don’t know what they are going to be filled with. It will definitely be book related, that I know. But maybe in time it will change as we go along.
If any of the things I talk about in these post relate to you, scream to me through the void summoned by your TBR. There’s a 456974646% chance I’m going to screech back.
My favourite genre is Fantasy. That’s a fact. I love anything fantasy, I could read it for the next 10 centuries and be having the time of my life. Heck, I wrote a whole post about Why I Love Fantasy. If I see a fantasy book, it’s either on a list waiting to be bought or it’s sitting on my shelf. They can’t hide from me *cackling*
However, if you follow my blog or visited during the summer time, you will know that I was on a contemporary spree. I read so much contemporary (Fun Fact: The majority of the book reviews on my blog are of contemporary books!). And it was all amazing. Which surprised me.
Through out my reader life, I didn’t really like the idea of contemporary books. Books were ways that I could escape and explore places that I will never get to visit (still salty that I can’t ride a dragon or swim with a kraken in this mortal world), and the idea of staying in the same world I was already trapped on seemed like such a horrible idea. Younger me clearly just wanted to ride dragons and run around in castles… which is… exactly what I want to do now.
But alas. This older me that I have become is so much smarter than younger me. I started by reading like one contemporary every few months, but then…. THEN! This summer of 2018 came around smiling at me and I was all, “Oh. What’s this? Cute, Fluffy Reads that make the heart swell?? Hmmm. Yeah ok. I’ll read a couple.”
All the exits have been sealed and now there is no way I can get out of this. There are fluffy books all around. There are quadruple the amount of book recommendations that I am adding to my lists (sorry bank account) and my contemporary shelf is growing. I have been consumed by the books of fluff! SOMEONE! SEND! HELP! but also don’t because I’m having a great time.
Hehe. Liking more than one genre is fun. I don’t know why I didn’t try to read other genres sooner. I feel like the universe has lied to me. I’ve been missing out on amazing books this whole time….
BUT NOW I’M NOT HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I’M NOT LIMITED TO JUST FANTASY BOOKS ANYMORE AHHAHAAHA! I HAVE LISTS OF BOOKS FROM DIFFERENT GENRES LIKE: CONTEMPORARY (I am now nicknamed devourer of fluff) SCI-FI (I am also now a breathing moon why not?) AND I HAVE A FEW HISTORICAL BOOKS FLOATING AROUND TOO (although I have yet to read any classics….. baby steps… we’ll get there)!!!!
So, there you have it folks! I discovered that I actually really like fluffy contemporary (heh… fluffy, some of it was so not-fluffy that they gave me actual, physical heart pain) and I decided to scream it at you!! Fantasy is still my Number 1, though. But now I have a Number 2! Which gives me so many more books to buy!
What’s your favourite genre? Do you like more than one?? Have you recently discovered that you really enjoy a genre that you didn’t think you would?