Monday, September 17, 2012

Genre Favorites Blogfest

List your favorite genre of:
And a guilty pleasure genre from any of the three categories!

Starting from the bottom guilty pleasure so of course my favorite category 

Thrillers.  I adore a good thriller.  Robin Cook, Michael Palmer, Iris Johansen, James Patterson, Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, John Grisham.  I suppose technically some of them would fall under mystery, thriller and or suspense.  I had to pick one (i think) and the thriller label seemed just generic enough.  I do read many genres, currently I am addicted to my son's Fantasy and Sci/Fi series Artemis Fowl (yes, it really is a great series)  I've needed an excellent diversion.  The creation of entire species and imagining a new world has been a great escape and wonderful guilty pleasure.  I was lost after Hogwarts was no longer accepting my application for admission due to the close of the series.  I escaped many nights into those dark passages never knowing what secret room I would discover or talking painting I would chat the night away with.  Now, thanks to Robin Cook and Michael Palmer, I will be attempting to master home surgery for the novice.  If anyone would like a practice appendectomy let me know. I can provide vodka as a sedative but no medication as I am not licenced for anything except for that breast feeding class I took in 98 and of course driving. 

Rock!  I can listen to most anything and do, but my favorite genre is rock.  I love punk, alternative, some country, folk..even opera at times, and some classical.  But rock runs in my veins. If I played an instrument the first song I would want to play well would be Summer of 69, or Born in the USA, or I Love Rock and Roll, or Heartbreaker, or....oh so many songs so little time.  Music is almost a religion for a southerner, but I can sing to myself.  I can't write a great  book to take me away.

Link for the song blog I do with a friend  An Experimental Situation


Chillers, thrillers, horror.  I'm not sure what good horror is called, not just the blood and guts stuff.  I like a good plot, well rounded characters and chills that make you ponder for days.  The good movies, that leave you with a feeling of uncertainty afterwards. Movies that make you think and reach inside to the places you don't go, because you're never sure what you might find if you do.

I hope I did this right!!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Rocker chick! That is awesome.
Do you read any Preston and Child?
Thanks for participating in my blogfest.

Isis Rushdan said...

Nice to meet you. WTG for starting with your guilty pleasure first.

Jeremy Bates said...

Well, we certainly have a couple of things in common, to wit: our mutual love of rock which courses through our veins, and an affinity for horror films. By the way, now following your blog. Cheers!

M.J. Fifield said...

Well, I don't much like horror but I adore rock and Harry Potter. =)

I just can't shut up said...

Thank you all so much for your kind comments! I will check out all your blogs as well. Blogging has taken my mind places, I'd have never thought to go.

Thank you so much for doing the blogfest in the first place Alex.

Jeremy hope my blog doesn't leave you flat.

M. J perhaps we skulked those halls together.

Isis, I adore that name!

Looking forward to reading some of everyone's work tomorrow :)

Cold As Heaven said...

Dan Brown's books are entertaining, I agree, and Tom Egeland (The Gospel of Lucifer)is kind of the same style

Cold As Heaven

Eve said...

Excellent picks Vicki! I'm so glad you post was late...I may be evicted from the blogfest club now...then I'll have to go back to old fashioned journaling...with a pen..and a notebook...I'm frightened Auntie Em! OMG! I forgot to list Wizard of Oz as one of my movies!! That is a sin worse than being late!

Michael Di Gesu said...


Dropping in from the blogfest...

Had to laugh at the title of your blog!

We have a passion for fantasy in common. Great reads.

Rock is so cool.

And I have to admit I do enjoy a HEART-RACING thriller... Nothing like it on a stormy night.

Nice to meet you. I hope you drop by my blog to say hi!

Melissa Sugar said...

Thrillers and rock. I think we should hang out. Those are my favorite genres as well. I am a new follower of your blog. I did not participate in Alex's blogfest (way too swamped right now), but I found your blog from his blogfest. Nice to meet you.

James Garcia Jr. said...

You absolutely did it right? You shared a bit of yourself, which is all that we asked. It's very cool to meet you. Great list I saw Thrillers, Rock music and horror. What else is there? *grins*
Take care.


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