Tuesday Thingers

Today’s question, from Wendi’s Book Corner: Do you have a specialized blog where you only review a certain genre or type of book? If so, what is your favorite thing about that type of book? If not, what is/are your favorite genre(s)? What makes that genre(s) a favorite?
I don’t have a particular favorite genre to read, so I don’t have anything terribly specialized for this blog. I love all kinds of books – I could never really relate to people who only read sci-fi or only read vampire novels or only read spy novels. Why wouldn’t you want to branch out? But hey – different strokes and all that, whatever makes people happy is okay with me.

As for my favorites, I love mysteries. I’ve found that good mysteries come in all kinds of packages – horror novels can have a mystery at their center, detective novels, crime novels, gothic novels all have their share of mystery. I do love a good scare, so a well-written horror novel is a treasure. I grew up on Dracula and Frankenstein and Alfred Hitchcock story anthologies, and I was the kid who always told stories that scared the pants off of everyone else at slumber parties.

One other thing I love – post apocalypse stories. You know the ones, where most of humanity has been wiped out by a plague or natural disaster and a small band of survivors tries to make a new civilization. I have always found those really appealing. I’m not sure whether it’s the chance to start over or the struggle or the fact that these days I can almost imagine it happening, but they’re a big favorite of mine.

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