Friday, February 2, 2018

Book Blogger Hop - 2/2 - 2/8

 Question of the Week:

Do you prefer to blog about (a) specific book genre(s), or do you have an eclectic blog? (submitted by Maria @ A Night's Dream of Books)

My Answer:

I only review and feature books in the genres that I read.

No sense having a book featured that I wouldn't read myself.

Excellent question.





22 comments:

  1. I'm the same! My genres that I stick with are paranormal and fantasy with a few thrillers thrown in!

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    1. I have not ventured outside of my favorite genres for years. :)

      Thanks for commenting, Jessica.

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  2. I have a fairly wide range of genres that I enjoy so I do tend to mix it up but I agree on not spotlighting books that don't interest me or in genres that I don't read.

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    1. I pretty much stay with the same genres. No reason to change at my age. LOL!!

      Thanks for commenting, Katherine.

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  3. I think I need to broaden my reading horizons, Elizabeth. Reading more of the types of books you enjoy would help me do that. The problem is, when I put women's fiction and the genres I like to read side by side in my head, the genres I prefer always win! I can't help it! I LOVE fantasy, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, historical romance, and science fiction! (I also love classics, literary fiction, and nonfiction, but I review those genres on my other blog, MindSpirit Journeys.)
    So I'm pretty eclectic. However, I did enjoy a book I've recommended to you, and it's DEFINITELY women's fiction: "Kiss Carlo", by Adriana Trigiani. OMG! I enjoyed it TREMENDOUSLY!!! Yes, it did have some romance, but there was also a lot of generational drama, as well as humor. So I do need to consider reading these books, at least from time to time.

    We book bloggers do need to blog about books we feel comfortable reading, though we can also step outside of our comfort zone occasionally. But that all depends on each blogger. I saw the following saying on the Internet the other day, and it's PERFECT for this topic: "You do YOU." Lol.

    Thanks for sharing! ENJOY your Friday, and the weekend!! HUGS!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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    1. That would be me...I do the "You do YOU" statement. :) Love that quote.

      Oh yes Adriana Trigiani's books are marvelous. Glad you enjoyed it.

      I am too old to change my ways so I am sure I won't be changing what I read. LOL!!

      Thanks for the lovely reply, Maria, and for the great question.

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    2. Awwwww.....you're so sweet!! <3 <3 <3

      You're very welcome for both the question and the reply! And thanks for the compliments! I hereby nominate you for "The Nicest Blogger of the Year Award"!! Hear, hear!! <3 <3 <3

      I don't think you're too "old" to change your ways, but you have every right not to, no matter your age. Even "young" people sometimes prefer to stick with what's comfortable. Keep doing YOU!! Lol.

      LUV YA!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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    3. Thanks for the encouragement about the youngsters sticking with things too. :)

      HUGS...and thanks for the Nicest Blogger Award. We will just keep my award in our circle. :)

      Thanks for commenting, Maria.

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  4. Exactly! If you read what you like it makes book reviews way more interesting to read :) Have a great weekend!

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    1. Exactly...writing about something unknown or not something you like would come through in a review.

      Thanks for commenting, Heather.

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  5. You are absolutely right. It only makes sense to review and promote in genres that you personally read. Great answer.

    Have a wonderful weekend. - Katie

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  6. I agree completely that there's no point in featuring a book you wouldn't read. I'm a big romance reader but there are so many genres that I read across I'd say I'm going to end up pretty eclectic! :)

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    1. I am a reader of only three genres. Have been for years...most likely will not change.

      Thanks for commenting, Nicola.

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  7. I agree too why blog about something that you or probably your followers wouldn't enjoy. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Yes...I like to do what is familiar and enjoyable to me.

      Thanks for commenting, FBC.

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  8. Though my favorite is historical fiction, I read different genres, so blog about what I read. But history and historical fiction is my favorite!

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    1. Makes sense to blog about what you read and enjoy.

      Thanks for commenting, Kim.

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  9. Hi and nice to meet you. I also love historical fiction and women's fiction, so I will be interested to see what you review! I'll be doing some of that on my blog, as well, besides YA.

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    1. Thanks for coming by my blog, Cathy. You have a nice blog.

      Historical fiction is my favorite genre.

      Thanks for commenting.

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  10. I read and feature almost all genres. I wanted an eclectic blog so I could read and feature a lot of different books.

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    1. Good to hear.

      Thanks for commenting, Chrissy.

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