May 29, 2013 • Cee • Events


Today’s topic is about genre fiction

Genre fiction is an intimidating phrase to me. I don’t know why, but I think it has to do with the fact that I find it a bit difficult to talk about. Genre fiction has a lot of categories and I find myself not knowing what books goes into which. (I think I’m just having a brain fart moment.) 

Out of all the genres, I read a lot of books from the romance one. There are sometimes fantasy, paranormal, mystery, or historical aspect in the book. That counts as other genres, right? I don’t think I branch out as much as I should. At the moment, I seem to only be reading Young Adult, New Adult, and Romance. Talk about diversity! 

If you’re a reader of genre fiction do you have a favourite author or series?

And what keeps bringing you back for more fantasy/sci fi/horror etc romance?
Romance novels always suck me in. When I’m tired of reading other literature works or Young Adult, I can fall back into the comforts of romance novels. That usually happens when I need something over-the-top or something will make me cry/sigh. I live vicariously through these characters (despite how ridiculous their situations or actions are).

And if you don’t read one (or more) of these genres what is it that deters you from those sections of the bookstore?
When I go to a bookstore, I usually head straight to the Young Adult section or to the general literature section. I think I avoid the other sections in the bookstore because I don’t find the content interesting. For me, it’s hard to search through the shelves for a good book when there are a lot of choices sitting there. With YA or romance, I know a lot of the authors and what they like to write about, which allows me to easily pick what I want to read. I don’t know a lot of science fiction or horror authors, so I don’t bother looking.

We’ve reached the end of this post. It’s fairly short since talking about genre fiction is a bit hard for me. I know that I definitely need to start reading other genres.

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2 Responses to “Armchair BEA | Day 2 – Genre Fiction”

  1. Stormy says:

    I tend to head straight to those section of the bookstore too. Though I’m not picky and usually end up browsing EVERY aisle.

  2. I usually head straight for the YA section too, although I always stop at the display of classical books and fall in love all over again.

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