Talk to me Tuesday is a new Meme started by Melissa at I Swim For Oceans where we discuss any and all things Literary. This week the questions is What genre of literature do you like and why?
That' easy for me. I like pretty much anything YA. Why? Because I can escape my life and go back to a time when life was simpler if it's realistic fiction, even if the character is having a hard time. It's not my hard time and I like to see how they work it out. If it's fantasy, which I truly adore, I'm in another world seeing creatures and landscapes I never imagined existed and I am awed by them right along with the characters in the novel. If it's a paranormal romance, I'm caught up in the senses and feelings of falling in love, the pain of not knowing if he feels the same way of losing or winning his love, it all seems as if it happened to me yesterday even if they weren't paranormals, some of them seemed monstrous! In any case, I can escape whether to another reality or a magical place. I do choose my realistic fiction wisely, shying away from ones that have death in them for the most part, though I've been surprised at some of the ones I've liked where a character does die. But anything that isn't my life, is fun for me to read about. I do have trouble with the dystopian novels, they seem so bleak, but there are so many I want to read this year, I'm going to have to set that aside. They are just calling my name!
So, what is your favorite genre and why???
Heather in Sandwich