Saturday, October 1, 2011

Plinky Question of the Day

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The Plinky Question of the Day is a weekly feature I added to the blog to get to know you guys better and vice versa.  Sometimes the questions will deal with books or reading but, most of the time they won’t.  Because, let’s face it, there’s more to us than what we read.

 

Are there any book or movie genres that you were surprised to like?

 

Okay so I have a confession to make.  Up until maybe a couple of months ago the thought of reading YA made me want to roll my eyes into the back of my head.  Teenage angst was something I would rather not have to relive thank you very much.  However, after being book bullied by my Smashy Poo and following some great YA bloggers, I’ve given several books and/or series a try and have not been disappointed (even if there was a love triangle or two which I generally dislike).  Which books were a pleasant surprise, you ask?  Let’s see there was…

 

The Marbury LensEnclaveHunger Games series

 

How about you guys?  Which book or movie genres were you surprised to like?

14 comments:

  1. I'm with you on YA. There are still books that are a little too heavy on the teenage angst for me, but overall, I've been pleasantly surprised.

    Oh, and I guess technically I was also a skeptic about the entire paranormal genre before I started book blogging. That changed.

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  2. LOL! Good thing because you know certain book bullies out there would be torturing you relentlessly if you didn't get into the whole paranormal thing. ;-)

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  3. Yea baby! The #bookbully strikes again! Glad you are enjoying them. :)

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  4. I was surprised that I liked the twilight series. After seeing all the teenage girls going crazy about the books andn the movies I really did not think I would enjoy them at all. I started it one sat morning finished it that evening and then went out and bought the rest of the series on monday :0)
    . Also action adventure books like the spooks nightmare by Joseph Delaney etc . I have everyone in that series and am counting the days until the next release.

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  5. Not always, but I find the books with the crappiest covers usually have great books inside. I read that Halo book with it's georgous cover...well let's just say I have steered clear of teen angel books. Don't make me read one, I will turn to the dark side.

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  6. @Smash - Indeed she does. =p

    @Edel - I had the same experience with the Twilight series. My sister talked me into giving them a try. In retrospect it was the best example of good YA PNR but, I'm grateful that the series got me back into reading. I don't think I've tried an action adventure book. Perhaps I need to change that. ;-)

    @Jen - Excellent point. Which is kind of a shame really because they totally deserve more attention. LMAO! No young padawan. The dark side is never the answer. ;-)

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  7. @Juju - Agreed. That's another genre that I wasn't sure I'd like but when done well it rocks my world too. =)

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  8. Contemporary romances/fiction. Surprisingly, it totally blew me away. I thought I was a strictly PNR chick.

    YA is pretty great, but I like to get back to my smexy books too every now and again. :)

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  9. @Missie - I feel like that about Historical Romance but, I picked up a few that were really good so I know throw them into the mix every now and again.

    Agreed on needing some smexy time! ;-)

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  10. I never thought I would like Romance! LOL I was trying for the longest time (okay, like a couple of months) to not go there, but when I did, I was hooked!

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  11. Julie not liking romance? I so can not picture that. ;-)

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  12. Oh man, Jen that's a really good question! Hmm...I'm pondering...I'm pretty flexible in my tastes but I think the Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning was my true first taste in Urban Fantasy and I was surprised at how much I really fell in love with them. For movies, I'd say old movies...like black and white old movies. I would see my parents sitting down to watch them and I'd roll my eyes but ended up figuring out how much I really do enjoy them!

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  13. Hi D. The Fever series is definitely a good first taste of UF. You came back for more so that's a good sign. ;-)

    I loooove black and white movies but, I was like you at one point. Glad I got over it. ;-)

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