Genre Favorites Blogfest is here! Brought to us by our favorite Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh - Alex seriously knows how to throw a blogfest party with awesome topics like our favorite genre in movies, books, music, and a guilty pleasure from any of the three. Got a favorite? Want to join, just go to Alex's site, and click on the linky list for fun!
Spoiler Alert: I'm not sure I did this "by the rules" - I just don't pick absolute favorites well.
For books and movies my favorite genres center around a subgenre: Adventure!
Adventure doesn't have it's own shelves at a bookstore, or it's own section at a movie store (or redbox). It often is used as an after label, after scifi, action, fantasy, thriller, etc.
For books it's really hard for me to choose a favorite genre because they are both wrapped up in Adventure!
Fantasy Adventure: I like sword fights, quests, and treasure hunts all with amazing, imaginative world building. A little romance thrown in is nice, but I don't want too many details there.
Space Opera/SciFi Adventure: Blasters and space bandits - oh yes. Shootouts between starships - awesome!
In Movies: Comic Fantasy Adventure is my current favorite. I love movies like Avengers . . . and no, it's not Thor's princess hair that has me hooked. I like the action scenes, the cool CGI, the characterization and plot. (Big Bad Dude/Dudettes get whipped by Heroes - yes, it's simple, but I still like it)
So basically, if it's a book or a movie, and it's focused on adventure, I'm in.
In music: Christian, mostly Christian Rock/Pop: Skillet, TFK, Superchick!, Icon For Hire, Newsboys, Toby Mac, Manafest. I listen to upbeat, moving rythms that gets me on my feet, dancing and singing or shouting my lungs out.
See a common theme here? . . .my guilty pleasure . . Adventure! Dance! Movement!
Drama's all good for a psychological-mental understanding of emotional events . . . but I would rather dance. Really. Or Jump. Or Ski. Or Bike Ride. Or Sprint. Or Climb a Tree. Swim. Kayak. Fence with Sabres. Box. (I've only boxed once, but it was fun).
I just need to do all that more . . .
(for those who don't know, I have a messed up foot that makes sprinting impossible, but I am working on the four letter word thing (diet), and biking, swimming, and pilates. Anyway, when I get my weight down further, I fully intend to dance, sprint, jump, climb trees, kayak more, fence (again), and get my husband to put up his old everlast punching bag so I can try boxing again.) (Skiing happens in whatever shape or pain I'm in . . beautiful snowy mountains make me crazy that way.)
So, enough about me, what is your favorite genre?
So . . that was the end of my post officially until . . .I saw this awesome news from Every Day Poets:
Whether you partake of it in silence and alone or aloud in company, reading poetry from a wide range of poets around the world is the best way to hone poetic sensibilities and sharpen your literary eye.
Start here, and make poetry a habit.
The Best of Every Day Poets Two is going to be available soon at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Why I'm excited: my poem, "March Snow Hare" made it into the anthology!