Drew was kind enough to make this very simple and fun. I suggest stopping by to high-five him and visit The Tattooed Book Geek because it is worth the trip 😉
- Credit the bad, bad, but occasionally gentlemanly Drew @ TheTattooedBookGeek as the creator of the tag, use the created tag name graphic on Drew’s page or create your own! and link back to his blog. I have chosen to use my own. *Updated because Drew is such a nice guy 😉 *
- Answer the questions.
- Tag as many people as you want.
- What is your favorite genre?Fantasy! I enjoy all forms of it, ranging from epic, grand scale to fairy tale retellings. Fantasy has changed my life and fostered my love of books.
- Who’s your favourite author from the genre?Ooohhh tough. Giving it to JRR Tolkien but there are a few. This was a hard call.
- What is it about the genre that keeps pulling you back?Epic battles, high elements of magic, and incredible character depth and world building! Nothing beats a true fantasy novel. They are rich and can completely transport the reader! And did I mention they have dragons?!
- What’s the book that started your love for your favourite genre?The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien, which is exactly why I am giving him the number one spot among fantasy authors. Reading about Bilbo’s adventures opened a door that would never close. I quickly became obsessed with dragons, trolls, and magic.
Before long I was exploring various books such as A Wrinkle in Time and LOTR. Later on Mr. GRRM himself rekindled my love for epic fantasy. He was a close second for favorite author. The Song of Ice and Fire series definitely reminded me of what I love about this genre!
If you had to recommend at least one book from your favourite genre to a non-reader/someone looking to start reading that genre, what book would you choose and why?
This would depend entirely on the reader. Fantasy can be overwhelming because a lot of well written titles are very complex. If I felt confident that the person in question could handle a more thorough and detailed read, I would probably suggest Game of Thrones. It has the right elements of historical fiction and fantasy to really test the waters, if you can keep up.
If I felt that the individual should be introduced a bit slower, I would offer a title that was heavy in magic, but easier to read such as The Fable Haven series, Harry Potter or a good fairy tale retelling.
This is a tough call really. Fantasy is not for everyone.
“Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien,
Why do you read?
I read for the most important reason I can, to escape. Books offer me experiences and travels I would otherwise never know. They expose me to worlds beyond our own and give me reprieve. I learned at a very young age, submerging myself into a good book was an excellent and healthy way to slip away when life was just too heavy. For me, it is all about mental rest and health while also learning to expand and open my mind to endless possibilities. Books are magic.
“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisoned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then it’s our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!”
― J.R.R. Tolkien
❤ This was a great tag, that I really enjoyed. So I am leaving it open to all that would like to participate. Thanks Drew! ❤