Which genre do you like the most?
Gosh, that's almost as bad as asking me to pick a favourite book!
I think for me, being a multi-genre reader, it's easier and quicker to say what I *don't* read. Generally I avoid contemporary chick lit and true crime. Otherwise I am open to anything. I'd say thrillers and horror sit lower down the list, as only occasional reads, while literary fiction, fantasy, paranormal and historical are at the more frequent end of the spectrum.
It is said that long, long ago, there lived a princess in an underground realm, where neither lies nor pain exist, who dreamt of the human world.
From page 56:
Her mother smiled at her, but Ofelia knew the smile was meant for the Wolf.
Guillermo del Toro & Cornelia Funke
Oscar winning writer-director Guillermo del Toro and New York Times bestselling author Cornelia Funke have come together to transform del Toro’s hit movie Pan’s Labyrinth into an epic and dark fantasy novel for readers of all ages, complete with haunting illustrations and enchanting short stories that flesh out the folklore of this fascinating world.
This spellbinding tale takes readers to a sinister, magical, and war-torn world filled with richly drawn characters like trickster fauns, murderous soldiers, child-eating monsters, courageous rebels, and a long-lost princess hoping to be reunited with her family.
I liked this movie a lot, but don't think I'll read the book. I always prefer reading before viewing. In all honesty, I had no idea it was a book when I saw the film. :-)ReplyDelete
I added you to the linky. Happy Valentines weekend!!
It wasn't a book first. The book has been written subsequent to the movie. The movie is definitely better. :)Delete
Hmm, probably not a book I would read, but it does sound magical and fascinating. Here's mine: “THE JANES”ReplyDelete
Thanks for the visit, Laurel.Delete
I haven't read this book yest, but I have wanted to read it for a while. I like the quotes.ReplyDelete
I enjoyed it okay, but the film is definitely better.Delete
I don't read much in the way of true crime either. Like you, I enjoy reading quite a mix of genres. I really enjoyed the movie Pan's Labyrinth, and so am definitely curious about this one. I hope it turns out to be even better. Have a great weekend, Nicki.ReplyDelete
I prefer the movie of Pan's Labyrinth, but the book was enjoyable enough in its way.Delete
Thanks for reminding me that I need to rewatch this movie!ReplyDelete
Lauren @ Always Me
It's one of my all-time favourite films. The book was fine, but it didn't quite capture the magic of the movie.Delete
Oh, I like this approach! It is definitely easier to say what I don't read than what I do! However, I think for me UF is my current love/favourite and it has been for some time now...ReplyDelete
In my younger days I definitely went through stages like that: horror, classics, paranormal romance etc. I guess as I've gotten older I've kept things broader and no longer have those 'binges' just on one genre or another.Delete
I read fantasies and mysteries/thrillers. I'm quite picky about what I read.ReplyDelete
Have a nice weekend!
You too Laura. Thanks for stopping by.Delete
I love this movie and definitely want to check out the novelization. Happy weekend!ReplyDelete
The novel was fun, but I definitely think it works best as a movie.Delete
It was so hard to pick a favorite genre. For me, it really depends on the day. Today it might be one thing and tomorrow could be a totally different one. :)ReplyDelete
Absolutely. Mood and what's going on in my life can definitely play a part in what I pick up next from the TBR pile.Delete
Wow, a movie made into a book? An interesting collaboration.ReplyDelete
I agree that it is easier to pick what I don't like to read than a single favorite genre. I guess the only one I really avoid is horror. I even read the occasional true crime.
Yes, movie to book is a different way to do it, for sure. In this case, though the book was fine, I believe the movie is still better.Delete
This week's BBH question was an easy one for me to answer, considering my blog is packed with reviews for paranormal romance and urban fantasy books, I don’t think it’ll come as a surprise that my 💜 favourite 💜 reading genre is adult PARANORMAL ROMANCE! 😘 Although there does seem to be more genre crossovers now than in previous years.ReplyDelete
I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend Nicki.
Here's my BBH Post
Thanks for stopping by Flora. I had a solid paranormal romance reading stage once too. I still read them a bit these days, but interspersed with other genres. :)Delete