Friday, January 14, 2011

Book blogger hop - January 1/14- 1/17

Book Blogger Hop


Book blogger hop is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy-for-books. It's just the perfect platform for book bloggers to connect and discover what each other are reading. I must admit its been quite some time since I joined book blogger hop. Well its time to mingle again.

This week's question comes from Barb who blogs at Sugarbeat's Books.

 "Why do you read the genre that you do?  What draws you to it?"

My answer: Sometimes I categorize myself as truly eclectic but most of the time I just call myself  multicultural fiction and contemporary fiction lover. What draws me to multicultural genre? I would say their sheer cultural appeal, be it IndianJapanese, Chinese or even middle eastern multicultural stories. There is just something soothing about curling up with a book which can identify with our sense of values and norms. There is also the sheer pleasure of getting to know a totally different culture. My first multicultural novel was The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Since then I was hooked on reading more multicultural books. They simply rock.

I love contemporary fiction for their  realistic touch, the down to earth peoples stories which not only is  thought provoking sometimes but also touches one's heart. 

Besides these two genre's I do read thrillers and memoirs. So what is your favourite genre ? Do share it with me here.

Cheers and happy weekend!!

9 comments:

  1. Hopping by to say Hello! I heart YA LOL! You can find me blogging more on why over here: http://blog.juliealindsey.com/

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  2. Hi,
    Just hopping by and following through. I read a eclectic mix of genres though I do have favourites.

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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  3. Book becomes our escape from reality regardless the genre. :) You can read my answer at Clandestine Sanctuary. Have a great weekend!

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  4. Here I am hopping on by...

    I went all over the map with this question on my blog. I read and enjoy almost every genre of fiction out there. There’s no way I could just pick one.

    So I talked about all of them. Even romance fiction (sort of)! I invite you to hop over to my blog at http://www.howardsherman.net and see for yourself.

    Howard A. Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  5. I read more than one genre. But there are a few genres I don't read. Come see what I do and don't read.

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  6. One of my goals is to read more multi-cultural fiction. My to read list is full of east Asian books at the moment, but since I am trying to stick to books I can get for free or swap on Goodreads I haven't picked too many of them up yet. Sadly, my public library is not too diverse at the moment.

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  7. Hopping through. New follower! I'm reading my first Banana Yoshimoto book right now. I haven't read a lot of translated Japanese books and I'm enjoying it.
    My Hop

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  8. Hi, hopping through and a new follower!

    I need to read more multi-cultural fiction. I love Kite Runner, but haven't found many good ones lately... I tried Salman Rushdie, and he was kind of confusing, LOL!

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  9. HI Vithya. Hope your weekend has been a happy reading one. I haven't jumped into contemporary fiction yet so I may have to give it a try this year. I tend to read different genres even though I'm stuck on the paranormal/urban fantasy thing right now.

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