From TGIF Reads
Q. Gateway Books: Which particular books opened you up to a new genre?
I would say, Corsets & Clockwork: 13 Steampunk Romances by Trisha Telep introduced me to the "Steampunk genre" (I even mentioned it in my Favorite Reads of Summer 2011). Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction, fantasy, alternate history, and speculative fiction that involves a setting where steam power is still widely used - usually Victorian era Britain.
Also, The Hunger Games Series, Suzanne Collins introduced me to the world of Young Adult Literature - not a genre I ever imagined I would like, but now, I do.
From Follow Friday
Q: We want to see what you look like! Take a pic with you and your current read!
Took this picture this morning when I was getting the young 'uns ready for school.
From Booking through Thursday
Q. All other thing being equal, would you rather read a book that's hard/challenging/rewarding or light/enjoyable/easy?
I like my books light and easy, as reading for me is for entertainment. So bring on the mysteries, paranormal, fantasy, sci-fi and thrillers. I'm not big into non-fiction, so you won't find me thumbing through the pages of self-help books, history of the World types or even autobiographies - though there are exceptions of course - and sometimes I get tired of reading a certain genre and have to give it a break for a while.