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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Armchair BEA Blogging and Genres



Tell us about things you've done to expand your blogging horizons, and the things you'd like to do but haven't managed (or figured out) yet. Come back here to link up your post, and then go see what other participants have to say. Let's foster our development as bloggers and learn from each other!

I first started a blog years ago but didn't start a books only blog until late last year. I'm currently just trying to learn as much as I can. There is lots of talk about "finding your voice" when doing reviews and I'm still trying to. I tend to write more formally than I talk. I'm trying to write a bit more like I talk. Being myself will help people to decide if they want to follow my blog. 

I've been trying to interact more on Twitter (@littlelovelybks) and it makes my day when I see that I have a new interaction on there. The whole thing makes me think a bit of high school though...I want to sit at the "cool" table but I don't have the guts to ask. When I *do* jump in to conversations, everyone is so nice though.

If you’re a reader of genre fiction do you have a favorite author or series? And what keeps bringing you back for more fantasy/sci fi/horror etc? And if you don’t read one (or more) of these genres what is it that deters you from those sections of the bookstore? I’m also curious to hear why you think these genres often don’t get the recognition they deserve.

I read so widely that there isn't much I don't like. I'm not big on contemporary adult romance and I don't read anything with demons but other than that, I like most everything. My heart skips a beat for dystopian, zombies, fairy tales and retellings, sci fi and fantasy. So I like many, many genres. 

8 comments:

  1. The "cool kids table" can be so intimidating! It's funny because it's really not like the cool kid's table, at least in my experience, because people are always willing to talk to me & form relationships, but I FEEL like it's the cool kids table and I'll be ostracized mercilessly. Though it's not true, it can be hard to get over those insecurities.

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  2. I get really excited when someone responds to something I say on Twitter. I think it is a universal feeling. You put something out there and it's just nice be acknowledged.

    Tanya

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  3. YES! I also feel like this is high school. I've always wanted to be cool, and I thought that being a part of the book blogging community would be a surefire way of getting to sit at the cool table. But I'm still afraid to make that impressive step towards stardom.

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  4. I just typed a comment then apparently typed my URL wrong and it ate my comment :( haha!

    Anyway, I am still trying to find my voice, too and I totally understand what you mean about the cool kids table! I just followed you on twitter!

    I love all genres, as long as the story and characters are enjoyable!

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  5. Finding one's voice can be so hard! It's fun though, when you get to that point and it clearly comes through. It's what makes us each unique and fun to 'hang around' with.

    I totally get the high school feeling too....I'm 37, so why the heck does it even matter?! But yeah...it's so there. Luckily, most of the book bloggers are amazing and willing to talk books with anyone!

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  6. I like all genres, especially contemporary (ya and adult both). I also like dysptopian, and I'm starting to like post-apocalyptic a LOT (Angelfall, The 5th Wave, Gone series)
    I like Twitter, but I think I'm not using it as much as I should/other bloggers do... I just don't have the time to be on it all the time :(

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    1. The 5th Wave is getting great reviews. I haven't been interested in Angelfall but you're another one of my favorite bloggers that love it. Will have to give it a try!

      Twitter gives me a headache...I don't know what I'm doing! ;-)

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