TGIF- is hosted by the wonderful Ginger at GREADs. Each week, a different book related question is posted for us to answer. *Congrats to Ginger on having TGIF nominated for a Book Blogger Award*
This week's question:
Which genre, authors, or particular books do you think people associate with your reading style?
At work (the library)I'm the go-to gal for middle grade and YA fiction. As for specific genre's I tend to lean toward Dystopian, Paranormal, Sci-fi and Fantasy. Contemporary or historical fiction has to be extremely good for me to be drawn in.
I recently attended a Readers Advisory workshop and was introduced to the idea of:
"Appeal Factors" "The aspects of a book that engage readers"
These are the reasons readers choose the books they do (even if it is subconsciously) and why a book that I may have loved might not appeal to everyone. It was fascinating to recognize the similarities in the books I have read and loved across several different genres and age groups.
And I love the idea of my "reading style" being my very own.
The factors were things like Story, Writing Style(Pace), Characterization, Frame (background) . I generally love the books that are driven by the story, or who have characters I can easily relate to. When it comes to books that have complex back stories, or jump back and forth too much I tend to lose interest quickly. I also tend to avoid books with too much description- you know the ones that take 20 pages to describe a tree...but I know many people who relish in the language in books like that.
If you would like to read more about appeal factors you can check out these links