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!
- 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
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!
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!
6). Why do you read?
So many reasons- escapism, to understand the world a little better, to make sense of things
And for everyone else- what is your favourite genre? What do you love to read? Let me know in the comments!