The This Is My Genre Tell Me Yours Book Tag

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Hello all! Quick survey- how many people woke up today and thought “thank goodness it’s Friday?” Anyhoo time has been passing me by and for some completely unacceptable reasons it’s taken me forever to get to this tag…. I’m gonna rectify that right now!!

Thank you so much to the awesome creator (and total badass) Drew@ TheTattoedBookGeek (I mean, how could he not be a badass with that name?) for tagging me!! I am super excited to do this!

The Rules:

  • Credit my bad bad self Drew @ TheTattooedBookGeek as the creator of the tag, use the created tag name graphic and link back to my blog.
  • Answer the questions.
  • Tag as many people as you want.

No long list, simple really!

 1). What’s your favourite genre?

So I wouldn’t say I have a favourite genre per se- I could reel off a whole load of genres right now, but for the sake of this tag I want to talk about something a little under-represented in the blogging world: Classics!

(Plus I feel like a lot of my other favourite genres have been getting a lot of love from this tag already!)

2). Who’s your favourite author from the genre?

Haha- again I have a lot more than one! But I’m gonna go with two that I absolutely love and are totally polar opposites: Thomas Hardy and Jane Austen

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3). What is it about the genre that keeps pulling you back?

How deep they are- I always feel like Classics teach me more about life than living does. Reading a classic is an opportunity to stretch my brain a little

4). What’s the book that started your love for your favourite genre?

Gosh- I don’t remember! Rebecca maybe?! It was a long time ago!

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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?

It depends on whose asking! I often recommend Picture of Dorian Gray and the Yellow Wallpaper- simply because they’re widely accessible, full of drama, and a perfect example of the exquisite beauty classics have to offer! Plus some people expect that classics are all stuffy and boring- but gothic books are the complete opposite! And as a bonus- they’re super short, so are very accessible to non-readers!

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6). Why do you read?

So many reasons- escapism, to understand the world a little better, to make sense of things

I tag:

The Bookish Underdog

Codie

Bookidote

Book Adventures

Captain’s Quarters

Closet Readers

Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them

The Not Really Adventures But the Adventures of the Constantly Dazed Unicorn

River Moose Reads

Kimmiegg

And for everyone else- what is your favourite genre? What do you love to read? Let me know in the comments!

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48 thoughts on “The This Is My Genre Tell Me Yours Book Tag

  1. Transhaan says:

    Thank you so much for the tag!! Looking forward to do it 🙂 I LOVE CLASSICS TOO ❤ Jane Austen is one of my favorites too! I’ve never heard of The Yellow Wallpaper :O should def check that out 🙂 – Trang

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    • theorangutanlibrarian says:

      You’re welcome!! Aww I’m glad!!! She’s awesome! And you definitely should!!! It’s a really great book- and you can read it online for free cos it’s out of copyright- plus it’s only 6000 words long so it’ll take half an hour!! Hope you enjoy it if you do check it out! 🙂

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  2. Eve Messenger says:

    Outstanding genre selection. The classics can be downright magical. The thing is, they’re generally more work to read–because they’re supposed to be. With the best classics, deeper meaning, insights are left for us to work out in our own brains and imaginations. That’s what makes classics so amazing. And important. And that’s why I’m glad you featured them in this post.

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  3. JJAzar says:

    I definitely understand what you mean when you say Classics teach about life. There’s a reason why these stories have remained in libraries for decades and centuries! Many of them delve into the human experience to the point where they resonate across time. Very cool indeed! Great post, SUPER happy to see the Classics given some love!

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  4. Drew @ TheTattooedBookGeek says:

    Ha ha!😂 True, I am a Badass though I have a nice and gentlemanly side to on occasion.😂

    Well……it’s Saturday not Friday but I can safely write that I certainly felt like “thank goodness it’s Friday” yesterday though “goodness” wasn’t the word I used, I used a 4 letter word that begins in “F” and rhymes with duck!😂

    Awesome answers, first time I’ve seen classics as an answer for the tag.😀

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  5. I'm a Zalfie Fanatic says:

    Classics are badly overlooked in the blogging community! Jane Austen happens to be my favourite classics writer – Emma was the book which really got me into classics! I was wondering, have you read The Great Gatsby (I’m sure you have)? I am reading it next and I want to gather people’s thoughts on it, you seem like the bookish font of knowledge!

    P.S – Netflix has many Jane Austen period dramas, Pride & Prejudice and Emma are my favourites, for any of you non readers & readers alike, I recommend watching them! X

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  6. Niraja @ Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them says:

    Thanks so much for the tag, and I love classics too! You’re right – they are a little underrepresented in the blogging/bookish community, and I’m glad you took this opportunity to shed some more light on how fantastic they really are. I can’t even narrow down my favorite classics list, for I fall in love with almost every one I read (including Rebecca). Lovely post, and I can’t wait to do this one! 🙂

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  7. Donna says:

    When I read you were gonna talk about classics, I shivered :p I love how this tag showed me people have a hard time choosing one favorite genre! Classics are so deep I drown into their pages 😂 I often recall the confusing and intricate stories I was forced to read for school. I blame those teachers for my fear of the genre. I did not know The Yellow Wallpaper, I’ll give it a try!

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    • theorangutanlibrarian says:

      hahaah yeah I remember how you’re not always a fan lol!! 😂 ahh I understand- sometimes it can be off-putting- but definitely read Yellow Wallpaper- it’s like a gateway drug- it’s 6000 words and available online for free cos it’s out of copyright- so definitely read it!!!

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  8. Read Diverse Books says:

    Classics are certainly underappreciated in the blogosphere! You won’t find me reviewing classics on my blog 😛 but I have read many and did like some of them. And of course I love Jane Austen! Glad to see you see her as one of your favorite authors.
    Omg, is Rebecca considered a Classic?? I guess it is. I friggin love that book!

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  9. Codie says:

    Thanks for the tag! Classics are really unappreciated in the book blogging world. They’re always classified as impossible to read and fully comprehend, but it’s a very entertaining genre, not to mention, timeless. I plan (which usually doesn’t work out haha) to read The Yellow Wallpaper before the year is out, so I’m excited that it’s a wonderful read. One of my favorite classic authors would probably be George Orwell.

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