Monday, March 2, 2015

Musing Mondays - Mar 2

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme sponsored by MizB of Should Be Reading that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:


  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…
THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: What’s your favorite genre? Why?

Hidey ho, neighbor. Sorry for the lack of blogging. I had surgery at the end of last month and some tiny complications kept me away. Hopefully I am back on track now.

Today's random question is tough for me. It's kind of like asking, "Who is your favorite child?" Depending upon my mood and the current relationship, my favorite could change. So, here are a few of my staple genres and why I enjoy them.

Mystery - I have loved mysteries since childhood. Growing up with Scooby Doo definitely had an influence. Somewhere in my hope chest is an envelope of stories that has at least one Scooby Doo inspired mystery. Right now, I am leaning more toward the cozy mystery. Murder, She Wrote was a never missed show for me. I have at least one of the books here that I picked up at the library book sale. I've been buying cozy mysteries lately too. I just need time to read them. The big thing that bugs me about this genre is I am sometimes off in figuring out who the real culprit is or I miss a significant clue that would have changed my theory.

Historical fiction - History has always been a favorite subject of mine. My preferred time periods are the years from the founding of America through the Reconstruction Era and World War II. I'm sure this is why I also write historical fiction; though my first story was set in Biblical times, not my preferred time periods.

Christian/inspirational fiction - I write message-driven fiction, so I enjoy reading it too. Even though I am not opposed to reading a romance novel with sex scenes in it, I just don't feel they are always necessary to moving the story along. Christian stories aren't always romance novels. I read My Son, John by Kathi Macias, which is about a family whose life is turned upside down when their son is accused of killing his grandmother. Stories about redemption, forgiveness, and a renewed or deepened relationship with the Savior all capture my attention.

What are some of your favorite genres?

7 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

It is hard to pick a favorite...and yes, just like picking a favorite title.

But I chose based on what I've been reading a lot of lately...that could change.

Here are my BLUE MONDAYS MUSINGS

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I meant just like picking a favorite "child." LOL

alberta ross said...

I find picking a fav. impossible there's so many I like:)

Cleo Bannister said...

My go to genre is crime fiction including all its derivatives but I also love historical fiction and a fair smattering of contemporary fiction too. As you say it's hard to pick a favourite. Here is my MM post for this week https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/03/02/musing-mondays-march-2/

storytreasury said...

I've associated Christen stories with romance before. Christen romances and Christen stories - are they usually the same, then?

Cheryl said...

Thanks for visiting. I enjoyed checking out your blogs today, too.

Storytreasury, Christian romance and a Christian story can be the same, but not all Christian stories are romance novels. There are Christian mysteries and thrillers. I've even read a Christian sci-fi anthology.

Shaz Goodwin said...

Thanks for stopping by the blog yesterday.

I recently tweeted about genres as I had read two fantasy books and then chose a light romance to read.

The beauty of reading different genres is the worlds you can escape to :)

Shaz