Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday Blog Hop - January 14th

Book Blogger Hop

In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and find new book-related blogs that we may be missing out on! This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs that they may not know existed!

Each week, participating blogs are asked questions to post and answer on their websites.

This week’s question –

"Why do you read the genre that you do? What draws you to it?"

Hmm...this is a tough one. I read all sorts of genres and try to chooose ones that I would not normally read as well. For instance, I tried Dystopian a couple years ago and I find that I really enjoy it. What draws me in? An interesting plotline and something that keeps moving. I don't always have the luxury to read in one sitting so I find that I read faster when the pace is steady throughout the story. If it is too slow, then I dread returning to the book night after night.

Curlypow here: I have to agree with Christinabean. I read in so many genres it's hard to make a choice, but I think if I have an all-time favourite it would have to be fantasy. I work, I have a family, I have a house etc. etc, so I get enough reality on a daily basis and when I read, I prefer to be taken completely away from that. Fantasy fits the bill. Bring on the dragons, elves, trolls, fairies and anything else out of this world - vampires and werewolves allowed too - complete escapism is what really floats my boat.

Welcome to the Paperback Princesses! Make yourself at home, take a look around our blog and let us know what you think in the comments section. We would love to hear what you have to say about our posts. We often try to comment on your comments as well so feel free to start a conversation! Since there are two of us running the show, we always have a variety of titles and event postings. Be sure to check out our own personal meme page. Check out Fantastic Fairytales, Let's Hear it for the Boys, In Case you Missed it and a few others. We try to not only focus on new YA books but also great titles from the past. Happy hopping!


  1. Hopping by! I'm your newest follower. ^-^

    Please stop by my blog and follow me back if you get a chance:

  2. Book becomes our escape from reality regardless the genre. :) You can read my answer at Clandestine Sanctuary. Have a great weekend!

    btw, I am your newest follower.

  3. Here I am hopping on by...

    I went all over the map with this question on my blog. I read and enjoy almost every genre of fiction out there. There’s no way I could just pick one.

    So I talked about all of them. Even romance fiction (sort of)! I invite you to hop over to my blog at and see for yourself.

    Howard A. Sherman

  4. I love fantasy because it gives me an escape from this world into other worlds :)

  5. Hopping through. I read mostly YA. I am not a big dystopia fan, but there are always exceptions. I try not to refuse to read any genre.
    My Hop

  6. I love dystopians too! It's a really fresh genre!!