Monday, September 17, 2012

Genre Favorites

What better way to introduce my new blog and reveal a little bit about myself than through a Genre Favorites Blogfest, courtesy of Alex J. Cavanaugh?

Movie: My favorite movie genre is Comedy. Movies are so real with vivid images provided for the viewer. I do not like to be emotionally and visually immersed in serious, shocking or threatening situations. Since my mind is on vacation from imagining the visual while watching a movie, I prefer to be on vacation all around, just having fun and being able to laugh.

Music: I truly cannot choose a single favorite genre of music. I have far spread music tastes and it always boils down to the individual song, not genre, and not even artist or album hold much sway. When I write, I prefer no music. When I read, I generally do not listen to music, but will sometimes listen to instrumental pieces if I feel the mood fits what I'm reading. Dancing, exercising, and driving are times I listen to music, often peppy, quick beat styles. Soft, quiet music can be used for relaxation and occasionally to help me drift off to sleep.

Books: My favorite books are Science Fiction and Fantasy. I love stories about space, the future, robotics, superheroes, magic, etc. Some might separate these into two separate genres, but I list them together here so as not to have to give up my "guilty pleasure" genre choice.

Guilty Pleasure from 3 categories above: As a writer and a reader, I have to list books my "guilty pleasure" choice for this blogfest. My other favorite genre of books is Christian nonfiction, mostly Bible studies and devotionals.

I love to write - to play with words, fully investigate their meanings and context and use them to build pieces. The genres I love to read are also the genres I love to write.

What are your favorite genres of movie, music and books?


11 comments:

  1. Science fiction and fantasy - my favorite book genres as well!
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest. Good luck with your new blog.

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    1. Thank you, Alex, for the blogfest, comment and well wishing. My other blogs focus only on parts of me, are examples of some of my writing and do not focus on me as a writer. As such, there really was no place to list my aspirations as a science fiction and fantasy writer. I look forward to this new blog being a source of networking and encouragement for myself as a writer, including all the genres I delve into.

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  2. If you truly like to study words, their origins, etc, have you ever considered mixing that with Bible studies as you examine the Greek words in the NT? Just curious.

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    1. Yes! My love of words does extend to different languages and looking at translations. No where is looking at different translations more fascinating than the Bible. If I could have one piece of seminary education, it would be formal courses in Biblical Greek and Hebrew.

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  3. We know we have some genres in common, Julie. SciFi and Fantasy. Glad you decided to join in the Genre blogfest.

    I'm a jazz and blues girl, with a little rock on the side.

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    1. I have made some great friends thanks to Science Fiction and Fantasy fandom.

      It's been a while since I set up a blog. The changes in Blogger are making my head spin!

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  4. Hi Julie. Good luck on your new blog. May I suggest you add Blogger's "Follow" widget to make it easy for new readers to Follow you.

    I totally agree with comedy for movies. I'd rather spend those couple of hours laughing than anything else.

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    1. Thank you for pointing out about the Follow widget! It's been a while since I started a new blog and apparently a lot more has changed in Blogger than I realized. I was wondering, when visited others blogs, what happened to the easy "Follow this blog" link. Now I know and have been guilty myself. I have added the widget to this blog!

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  5. An amazing number of people in this blogfest have chosen scifi and fantasy as their favorites. Add me to that list.

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  6. Hey, Julie, this is my list of likes ~

    Film Noir & any movie with Doris Day.
    The Beatles and songs from Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals.
    Lately, teen fiction by Laurie Anderson & books on writing.

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  7. I think the quote about loving having written originated with Mark Twain, though I can't recall his exact wording. I put off writing--like Erma Bombeck, I can wash windows instead--but once I get going I love it and get lost in it. To me, making things work out in words is like solving a math problem--which I never could do.

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