Today me, and a gazillion others, are participating in Alex Cavanaugh's blogfest! What fun!
Our goal is to:
List your favorite genre of:
And a guilty pleasure genre from any of the three categories!
Not like this is easy or anything... Geesh, Alex, what were you thinking?
Favorite movie genre: I guess I'm going to have to go with historical. You know period pieces, anything Roman, Elizabethan, Victorian, the list is looooooong. I simply LOVE the costuming.
Favorite music genre: OMG, way hard to choose. But after much thought and head-banging, I decided to go with what I heard growing up, which shaped my love and appreciation for other genres. That would be jazz. Big Band Jazz, King Oliver Jazz, Charlie Byrd BeBop Jazz, most any kind of jazz.
Here's The Glenn Miller Band with In The Mood. I can remember my dad playing his trombone along with the music and blowing those low notes. And can you hear it? It's there, in those opening repetitive notes, the seeds of Rock and Roll.
Favorite book genre: This is the hardest of all because I'm SUCH an eclectic reader. I like everything from historical fiction to science fiction, historical non-fiction to true crime, Jack London to John Steinbeck, Dr. Seuss to L. Frank Baum and anything in between.
It is impossible to choose. It would be like choosing one child over another, I couldn't do it. So I'm going to cheat and tell you my least favorite genre and that would be horror. I see things in my head too vividly, carry those images around which seem to have negative effects on my tender subconscious and psyche. Gives me nightmares! So... I don't do horror movies and I don't read horror stories.
And guilty pleasure? I don't much feel guilty about something I enjoy, but I'll go with a well written historical romance and my favorite chocolate.
Thanks, Alex, for such a fun blogfest!