Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tuesday Teaser & Tuesday Thingers

Welcome to my 200th post!

Tuesday Teaser is hosted by Should Be Reading and asks you to...
1. Grab your current read.
2. Let the book fall open to a random page.
3. Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
4. Please avoid spoilers!

Ginny had a strange feeling that leaving laundry on the kitchen chairs was something Aunt Peg didn't allow when she was here. For someone who lived pretty randomly, she was a bit of a neat freak.

--13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

Today's Tuesday Thinger question from Wendi: Do you have a specialized blog where you only review a certain genre or type of book? If so, what is your favorite thing about that type of book? If not, what is/are your favorite genre(s)? What makes that genre(s) a favorite?

I try to post reviews of everything I read, so my blog features a bit of a mixed bag. I read a lot of fiction, including bestsellers, mysteries, historical fiction and some young adult.

I also read a lot of non-fiction. Most of these are memoirs, but I also enjoy books on travel, food and social issues. I also love audio books and review these too.
I really can't pick a favorite genre. When I can't decide what to read next, like now, I usually fall back on a mystery. I can get lost in the action of a good mystery. The characters may not be terribly complex, but they usually feel familiar. I love complex characters that make you think, but sometimes the escapism of a fast paced mystery is just what I need.

What's your favorite genre?


Sandy Nawrot said...

I really like that your blog is a mixed bag. I think most of us out here like to hear about genres that we know nothing about, so to broaden our horizons a bit. At one point, all I read were mysteries. But eventually I became very irritated at how few of them stood out, and began branching out. Now I will read almost anything.

Jo-Jo said...

That sounds like a great teaser...I haven't heard of that book before. Mine is here.

Erika Powell said...

cute teaser, and i have really been wanting to read that book

Kaye said...

Excellent teaser and congrats on 200 posts! wow, that is quite a milestone. Good job.

Amy said...

I've read 13 envelopes, but it didn't leave an immpression. to each his own though;)