Good morning fellow readers! So of course I found a new challenge to participate in the hopes of proving myself better than the last. I picked up this challenge from The Chronicles of Radiya and very much look forward to 30 consecutive (hopefully, gulp) days of blogging.
Day 16: Your Favorite Genre
Well in case you don’t already know, I like many different types of genres. When I pick a genre it usually means I’m in the mood for it. Sometimes I just feel like watching Elizabeth Bennett snub Mr. Darcy for his offensive proposal or I feel like visiting a dinosaur park that will turn out to be a nightmare (normal feelings). Sometimes I want to read about different cultures and sometimes I want to read about different worlds.
There is one genre however that no matter what mood I’m in I can always read with excitement.
As a child I fell in love with the idea that there was more to this average world that meets the eye. I felt sure that my Hogwarts letter would come in the mail (even when I was well pass the acceptance age), I looked for Middle Earth on the map hoping to find directions to the Shire and pay a visit to a certain hobbit at Bag End. I wanted to go hunting (but not kill anything) just to see if a dragon egg would appear for me only to hatch and become my best friend.
Fantasy for me was the glimmer of hope that magic existed. Even if it was small and hard to find, fantasy books made me feel like it was there, breathing the same air as me. I had no interest in reading books like my life where a girl goes to middle school and has to endure the longest lunch line ever; there was no fun in that. I wanted to believe that I was meant for greater things like becoming a Queen of a land that lies in a wardrobe. I was the child that believed in Santa even after my parents said he wasn’t real. (Grownups always try to rationalize everything).
Fantasy novels provide the greatest escapes from our everyday lives and always seem to be about finding hope, good conquering evil and normal people like me finding out they could do extraordinary things. I guess to this day I still feel the same way, as if I’ll discover a world that is hidden to us and save the world as we know it with nothing but a golden compass and my ability for making friends.
Fantasy has made me believe that an epic adventure awaits me, and I’ll always be grateful for that feeling.
What is your favorite genre? Why? Share it below and happy reading!