This is My Genre Tell Me Yours Book Tag

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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 😉

The Rules

  • 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.

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The Questions..

    1. 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.giphy-28
    2. 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.jrr-tolkien1.jpeg
    3. 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?!giphy (29).gif
    4. 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.giphy (30).gif
      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!
    5. 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.

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      “Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.”
      ― J.R.R. Tolkien,

    6. 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

 

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❤ This was a great tag, that I really enjoyed. So I am leaving it open to all that would like to participate. Thanks Drew! ❤

59 thoughts on “This is My Genre Tell Me Yours Book Tag

  1. lol at the occasionally gentlemanly bit! 🙂

    Ah man, I’m sorry you created a graphic, I actually changed the graphic for the tag a few minutes ago (It was brought to my attention that I’d used the same background as someone else) and while they were fine with it I decided to change it as I felt bad. So, my sincere apologies as it’s now a new graphic and after reading that you created your own I went and changed the rules to either using the created graphic or creating your own as I again felt bad. If you still have your created graphic then feel free to use it. 🙂

    Massive thanks and massive praise for you as you are the first person to do my tag!!!!! 🙂 That really is awesome that you’ve done it, thank you! 🙂

    Great answers to!

    Your so right about fantasy transporting the reader! 🙂

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    1. I thought you might enjoy the gentleman comment 😉 I will change the grapbic when I get home if I do not die… longest Monday ever… really ever!

      Of course I was going to do this awesome tag! I did it last night and scheduled it for bright and earlier with the 3 am work days and all 😂

      Oh will there be a prize for being first? 😂😉

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  2. Of course, Drew is making you use his graphic. I would’ve rebelled and made my own. Do it! Do it! 👻 I say post yours to be different. 🙂 Drew will probably kill me if he reads this. Lol I don’t think I could’ve answered this tag. I had mentioned that to Drew before he posted it. I’m still not even sure what my favorite genre is because I will read anything except for non-fiction and erotica. And I switch my genres every week and usually read 3 books at a time. I think I’d say YA fantasy is one of my faves as well as thrillers and horror. I’d say they’re my most loved genres, but I also read a lot of NA and YA romance and contemporary fiction. I’m all over the place. Nice answers! I think Tolkien would be on most fantasy lovers posts. 🙂 I think my love of fantasy probably stems more from fairytales, which probably sounds odd. I also like science fiction and anything unexplained or out of the ordinary, so I don’t think I could name a particular author for that genre. Weird, huh? King is the only author that ever really stuck out for me.

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    1. I am definitely a genre hopper, but fantasy is my true love. I am too chaotic to stick to one thing though.. serious commitment issues. Horror is a close second for me 🙂

      Drew was proper and told me I could use my own, so I will be editing in a moment 😉 You two kill me haha.

      And about King.. he is a freaking genius! Seriously. I love that man ❤

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      1. I’m all over the place. I like variety. I switched from fantasy romance to science fiction to contemporary this week alone. 😂 Horror is awesome! When I think of my childhood and why I love reading its Stephen King and RL Stine. King is brilliant! 🙌 Agreed! Why I loved reading more as I got older had a lot to do with John Grisham’s legal thrillers. No one writes about the law as well as he does, and as someone with a legal background, I was always impressed with how he got me every time. Even though I knew the law, I could never guess his endings and it drove me nuts. But he’s another fave for me. 🙂

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  3. Yay for doing the tag! I loved reading your answers and as I mentioned to Drew it will be a difficult one for me to do as I simply do not know which genre I would consider my favorite… so it shall be interesting.

    I loved your answer to which book would you recommend to a newb reader in fantasy. And while I agree that fantasy is not for everyone i still can’t believe someone would simply not love reading fantasy?! It’s strange to think 🙂

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    1. It is an odd concept to imagine “non-fantasy readers”, but they exist *shudders*. Shun the non believers haha. I love many genres but fantasy is my fave! Are you doing the tag? I will be blog hopping shortly if I can stay awake.. *taping eyelids up*

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      1. 😀 What fuel are you running on? I keep seeing that you’re awake at stupid o’clock at times.. do you sleep at all? 😀
        Yeah, I’ll be doing the tag as Drew so kindly tagged me but I’m trying to figure out what genre I will pick first! 😀

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  4. Fantasy is my favorite genre, as well! Though I must admit that I read A Game of Thrones, hated it, and stopped after the first book. It moves very slowly, and I don’t know that I felt a lot of heart in the book (though I know that’s kind of an ambiguous criticism).

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  5. I think mine is going to be Fantasy as well :’). High praise for that Neverending Story gif!! ❤ Those are definitely great recs because you're right about not wanting to throw a noob into the fire right away ;). GoT is not a beginner's book. Unless your name is Drew ;). And books are definitely magic ❤

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  6. I saw this tag the other day and have thought about doing it. I’m not a huge fantasy fan, but I have fond memories of A Wrinkle in Time! I’ve thought about the Game of Thrones series because everyone seems to love it, but the size of those books really intimidate me.

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  7. Awesome answers 😀 Your answer to the question regarding why you read was perfect. Sums it up for a lot of readers, I think!

    Fantasy is one of my favorite genres too. It’s a shame we can’t fall through the pages and spend a day in some of our favorite fantasy realms 😦

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  8. I loved your point on how fantasy can be hard to recommend to people- there are so many levels of fantasy it makes it hard, especially if you don’t know someone’s taste very well. It’s also why questions like “Harry Potter or LOTR?” always bothered me- they’re both fantasy, but they’re both SO different! But that’s also the beauty of fantasy, isn’t it? It can literally be anything, anywhere, in any time period. Love it!

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  9. i adore JRR Tolkien . When I was pregnant with my first baby over twenty-five years ago, my husband and I read all of his works aloud to the baby. It is one of my fondest “bookish” memories. Agreed, while I love fantasy from High fantasy to urban it is hard making recommendations.

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  10. I love that picture of Tolkien! That’s the one that’s on the older Ballantine paperback version I have of the LotR books, so it was cool seeing that on a blog! Fantasy is the best and I agree about GRRM- the Ice and Fire books got me excited about fantasy again when my interest was waning a little. Now it’s hard to read fantasy because I’m always holding them to that standard I think.

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  11. Loved your answer and how carefully you recommend books! Some things can definitely scare some people from even dipping their toes in the realm. I’ve had the GoT series on my TBR for ages now (obviously the show is to blame), but their sheer length never helps the series become a priority in my reading nowadays! But I’m definitely excited for the day that I will dive back into that world, especially when the TV show concludes!

    – Lashaan

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  12. Fantasy is such a vast genre that everyone can find their own paradise 🙂 I enjoy it light, I can’t read Martin or I get depressed, confused and bored! I’m not a fan of gore or too dark, but some retellings sound really good for example.
    Books really are magic. I would have a harder time going through life without them. They are always on my side. On good days, on bad days, on holiday or at home. You can run to a different world without the hassle of moving your ass to actually travel, haha. Great tag!

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  13. I love your answers, Danielle. I am also a fantasy fan, but I like a different twist on my fantasy. In fact, I really strongly dislike Game of Thrones! (Please don’t hurt me) — and for so many reasons. I just recognize I like my fantasy differently.

    Also, the comments on this thread are CRACKING ME UP. I love this. You’ve got some great blogisphere friends! 🙂

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    1. Haha.. *thinks of what to do to those who do not like GoT* Nope, I totally get it. GoT is definitely not for everyone. Even as someone who didn’t sleep for days to read the series straight through, I find it very easy to understand why it will not work for all.

      Yeah this bunch is alright ❤

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