Monday, September 17, 2012

Genre Favorites!

It's time for another blogfest! Hosted by the honorable Blogfather of our writer's cyber-world here, Mr. Alex J. Cavanaugh. Drumroll please ......


Click on the pic above to get to blogfest HDQ, but first, check out my faves:

It's always uber hard for me to single out one genre as a fave. I'm ridiculously eclectic, and there's a genre for every mood I have. But I'll try to scrape off the very top of each category and narrow it down.

So here goes ......

MOVIES: thrillers

I lurve a good thriller, whether it be psychological, political, spooky, etc. The more twists and turns the better. And the more I have to keep guessing, the happier I am. Throw in some psychedelic cinematography and I'm happier than a puppy with two wee-wees.

MUSIC: jazz & blues, swing

Man oh man, sit me in a dark little club with some live blues playing and I'm in heaven. Turn on some swing and you can't get me off the dance floor. The jazzier the better. But of course, if I'm cruising to the beach with the convertible top down or windows open, I want classic rock coming out of the speakers.

BOOKS: fantasy

A good fantasy tale has many elements in it--romance, mystery, humor. But what really pulls me into a story, and what keeps me coming back for more is the world building. I love stepping into someone else's imagination and putting my own spin on it. It's what gets my creative juices flowing.

GUILTY PLEASURES:  period piece romances

And that goes for movies or books. I LOVE being thrust into another time period and swooning over a forbidden romance. It lets me live in a time I never knew, and it can be so decadent and satisfying.

That's it for me. How about you? Are you participating in the blogfest? If so, leave me a comment so I can stop by and visit. If not, tell me your faves right here! Hope your week is outstanding!    

58 comments:

Suzi said...

I love thrillers too--the action and the drama, although it wasn't what I picked for my favorite genre. It was hard to pick a favorite movie genre because there are so many different types I like.

Kyra Lennon said...

I honestly don't think there is anything better than cruising while classic rock music is playing! :D

Old Kitty said...

Love your guilty pleasures!! And your the first one participating in this fab blogfest who likes jazz and blues and swing and so I say YAYAYAYAYYAYAYY!!!

Take care
x

Karen Walker said...

Yes, I'm participating. My guilty pleasure is romantic comedies.
Karen

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Fantasy books are on my list. I like entering another world. Anything but the one I'm in right now!
Thanks for participating in my blogfest.

Summer Ross said...

I love fantasy books as well.

RHYTHM AND RHYME said...

Love your favourites especially the music.

Yvonne.

M.J. Fifield said...

I said action movies were my guilty pleasure and period pieces were my favorite. Funny.

Linda Jackson said...

I'm with you on the jazz, blues, swing, and period piece romances. :)

Libby said...

I like the mix of thrillers and period romances in your genres. :)

LTM said...

LOL! "blogfather"--ha! :D This is a fun fest. I love thrillers, too! And jazz/blues/swing, and for books, oh, romance-any subgenre works for me. :D

yesss... period pieces! Hope you're doing awesome, P! <3

Barbara Watson said...

I'm not in this blogfest but seeing a lot of it in my dashboard today!

I'm sure you've figured out from my Monday posts that my books of choice are middle grade ones. :-)

Ella said...

Love period pieces and historical fiction! Great list~
I love action I was torn between this and drama. Give me both and I'm a happy girl :D

Brinda said...

I love and hate watching thrillers. Sometimes they stress me out. :)

Emily R. King said...

I have a few period piece romances that were written in the 70's. They have pirates in them and everything. Love!

S.P. Bowers said...

I'm right with you on books and guilty pleasures.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Thrillers are good. I don't like jazz, but I love the atmosphere of the clubs. Period drama, oh yes... all those clandestine glances and sighing!

Jay Noel said...

I went through a big thriller period in my reading. Might go back to it.

I love jazz on lazy Sundays...

J. A. Bennett said...

Period pieces are totally my guilty pleasure as well, and can I just say Fantasy FTW! Good choices :)

VikLit said...

Thrillers are great! I didn't put those my top choice but nearly.

Jeremy [HWR Curator] said...

i want to party with you... okay i am kidding, love the musical choice.

Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
Howlin' Wolf Records: On-Line Magazine

Sherry Ellis said...

I enjoy reading fantasies, too. Great list!

jamieayres.com said...

Just popping by from the blogfest . . . not s blues fan but it was fun learning more about you:-)

Isis Rushdan said...

I adore period piece romances, but husband is not a fan. He'll endure one or two a year for me, lol.

Jackie said...

Stopping by from the genre blogfest! :D I'm a fan of thrillers, especially the ones that make your brain work in overdrive!

The Golden Eagle said...

I love the world building in Fantasy, too.

Heather Murphy said...

My dad is a jazz musician so I've spent lots of time sitting in jazz/blues clubs. There is no comparison

Johanna Garth said...

Jazz is always playing in our house (ummm, even though according to my post today it should be opera!). ;)

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Thrillers are pretty fun! Great list!

kmckendry said...

It was hard for me to narrow my choices down too.
Love your comment about the puppy with two wee wees! LOL!
I love fantasies too! I love getting lost in new worlds.

Melissa Sugar said...

We should definitely hang out. I love watching thrillers, especially political thrillers. I also love jazz and blues-the best all time music ever.

Trisha said...

I don't think there's *anything* to be ashamed of, loving period piece romances ;) But maybe I'm biased... hehe

Donna Hole said...

Awesome choices. I love swing music too :)

........dhole

michelle said...

Ah PK... you speak my language with regards to music... wanna go down to the local hang-out, grab a cuppa/glass of wine, and catch some great jazz and blues music?
I love my suspense/thriller books..

Talli Roland said...

Yup, jazz and blues do it for me, too! Great choices, PK!

Heather Gardner said...

Yes...to everything!
Great list.
Thanks for sharing.
Heather

The Desert Rocks said...

I'm not really in the blogfest but all the talk of movies has me writing about some regular characters in a great movie. Thanks Pk it's always wonderful to see your blog.

DMS said...

Ever since Donna Yates mentioned your blog I have been meaning to stop by. I had the chance today and see that we are part of the same hop. How fun!

I love blues and jazz, too! I don't listen to a lot of swing- but it is such great music.

So glad I stopped by and I am now following you. :)
~Jess

Elizabeth Seckman said...

How about a twisting and turning historical with a great spark of romance? That would cover it all...and I would enjoy that too!

Claudine G. said...

Hi Pk, I found your blog through Donna's post. Your blog looks lovely! I enjoy thrillers, too. One can learn a lot about pace & rhythm from them. As for music, I'm more into acoustic folk lately.

Carrie-Anne said...

My choices in the blogfest were very predictable, classic rock, historical fiction, silent film and historical dramas, preferably foreign.

Jeremy Bates said...

Of 100 blog replies, you are the first to actually say you love jazz. Me too, after rock of any type.

There's a beach resort about 5 hours north of Manila. Every saturday night they play nothing but swing music and people dance (in dresses appropriate for the occasion). It's really cool as it is overlooking the beach.

T. Drecker said...

Just saw how busy you are! Hope you don't mind - I tagged you for the Reader's Appreciation Award.

nutschell said...

thrillers and fantasy! I love reading books and watching movies in these genres too. :)

Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

E.J. Wesley said...

Makes perfect sense, but I totally never had you pegged for a fantasy diehard!

And the 'two wee-wees' made me snort a little. There, I said it. :-D

Jess said...

Fantasy books are some of the best, aren't they!? Can't help but love them. Same with romance :)

Thanks for commenting on my query in GUTGAA!!

fOIS In The City said...

PK ... not participating, but always love these fests. Movies ... yes thrillers and mysteries are on the top of my list, and get gah-gah over old noir b&w. Music: everything from blues, opera to rock. Books: all of it and more of all of it. Love mysteries, thrillers and WF.

Secret pleasures? Old movies or 1950/60 musicals :)

Johana Vera said...

Hi! I nominated you for the Reader Appreciation Awards. Please, check my blog if you feel like participating.

XOXO,

Johana

PS: Fantasy books are my thing, too.

Carol Riggs said...

Yaaay for fantasy-type books. I'm not quite so hot on blues and jazz, but I do like rock. And Celtic, bluegrass, etc. :)

James Garcia Jr. said...

Hello, P.K. I'm still working through the list, as you can plainly see. :)
I'm happy to see that you like spooky thrillers and some classic rock. It's rare that I get to visit any jazz clubs or eateries. We don't really get that around here. That sounds great actually.
Enjoy the weekend!

-Jimmy
http://jamesgarciajr.blogspot.com/

Alex said...

looking forward for your next post :)

William Kendall said...

Jazz and the blues... two of my own personal favourite music genres! Good taste, PK!

Lynda R Young said...

Yay for fantasy stories!! And I do enjoy the occasional jazz and blues.

Tanya Reimer said...

hmm. like you I find it hard to narrow down a genre. I find little gems all over!

cleemckenzie said...

Great choices for your Genre Fest! I'm a period romance lover, too. Those are great by the fire in winter.

Kittie Howard said...

Goodness gracious, but I've missed a lot. But the WIP's taking shape. I feel the calendar pushing. Hopefully, Alex will have another fest. He's a great anchor in Blogville!

sjp said...

haha nice guilty pleasure :)

Donna Yates said...

Boy, this is difficult for me. I love so many genres. I guess it all depends on my mood, although Romances and Horror remain my least favorites.