Over on the YAAR blog, TD Shields talks about genre. What’s your favorite genre to read?
Are you genre-phobic, by T.D. Shields.
Are you a genre-phobe? Do you love to read fantasy but avoid romance like the plague?
Sci-fi flips your switch but horror makes you flip out?
I’m right there with you. Through the years I’ve had many genre phobias, but I notice that mine tend to shift over time.
When I was a teenager, I couldn’t get enough of romance novels. I loved to read about people older than me living exciting lives where I could picture myself as part of the adventure. Now that I am the older person, I love to read Young Adult fiction for stories about people younger than me living exciting lives while I imagine being part of the adventure.
I tend to avoid horror and zombie books because of the gore… yet a serial killer thriller is a must-read in spite of the gore. Inconsistent, I know…
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