Book Tag: This is My Genre; Tell me Yours: Book Tag.I was tagged to do this delicious bookish blog tag by http://@thesassygeek.wordpress.com , thank you 🙂 and thank you to Drew over at http://@thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress.com for creating such a tag 🙂
• Tag Drew as the creator of the tag and link to his blog
• Answer the questions
• Tag as many people as you like
1. What is your favourite genre?
I have two. I can’t bring myself to choose, so I’ll mention both. Historical fiction and fantasy are my all time favourite genres. I tend to read more Young Adult Fantasy, but I still adore and read Adult Fantasy too. In terms of Historical Fiction: I tend to read those that are set during The Wars of The Roses and The Tudor Court.
2. Who is your favourite author from that genre?
I have many favourite fantasy authors; JK Rowling will have to be the one that I choose here though, because she was the one that pulled me into the genre at such a young age; opening my eyes up to all the magic and wonder that was and still is the Harry Potter series. My favourite historian and historical fiction author is Philippa Gregory, hands down. I discovered her books in my late teens, and I cannot get enough of them. She writes her characters so well, so much so that I feel like I’m talking to people from the past.
3. What is it about the genre that keeps pulling you back?
Because what’s not to love about fantasy? It’s so easy to fall into the book and get transported to its world; whether it be mythology or set in a mystical kingdom, I can easily transport myself into any fantasy book world and lose myself in its pages. Same with historical fiction, when I read it I feel like I’ve been transported back to the time of the books’ setting.
4. What is the book that started your love for your favourite genre?
For fantasy, it is absolutely The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling, and for historical fiction, it would have to be The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory.
4. If you had to recommend at least one book from your favourite genre to a non reader/ someone looking to start that genre, what book would you choose and why?
For historical fiction, I would recommend The White Queen by Philippa Gregory, purely because it has everything in it! Even though it’s historical fiction, it has a lot of lovely romance in it (Elizabeth Woodville and Edward The Fourth are one of the greatest royal love stories, I think) and also within the book, there are mystical undertones.
For fantasy, I would recommend “A Great and Terrible Beauty” by Libba Bray, it’s set in India, initially, and then we get transported to Victorian London, and then to a boarding school where our Gemma finds life as she knows it will change forever.
5. Why do you read?
Because reading is everything! It’s always been my hobby and passion, and of course to escape reality and be transported to places where everything and anything is possible! And the feeling: I am most happiest with a book in my hand; pages open and revealing all their wondrous wonders.
And there you have, another book tag. I had a lot of fun doing this, and I tag Lauren over at literarywisdom.wordpress.com to do this!
Until next time, Happy Reading, Brooklyn 🙂