Philosophy is defined as a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. Well, my theory is if I can add at least 10 new books to my Wishlist and move at least 5 older Wishlist selections to my TBR list every month, then life is a ice cream sundae. And if I can find those 10 books from at least 5 new blogs each month then that's the cherry on top.


Well, I've made it almost 5 years now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
Oh, and I moved my Google Friend Connect info and share this buttons to the top, as without our friends, who are we?

Monday, January 17, 2011

A Cup of Coffee with Reggie (2) - Paranormal vs. Contemporary

A Cup of Coffee with Reggie is going to be a discussion post feature in which Reggie discusses anything book-related. They're just normal (sometimes random) discussion posts that are named A Cup of Coffee with Reggie because it's like having a cup of coffee with her and listening (or in this case reading) her bookish opinions. It will be a random feature here at TUBL that can pop up anywhere from twice a day to twice a year. Her question today got me thinking and here was my reply to her question-

Young Adult Genres: Paranormal vs. Contemporary; what is better?

Definitely the paranormal and for exactly the same reasons you prefer contemporary--cause you can't relate, not completely to what they are going through. Who wants to be faced with the problems and worries that someone suffers in print if you already face them every day? Reading is suppose to be a release, an escape from what's bothering you. It's suppose to be your Calgon moments multiplied.

What are your thoughts on this? Be sure and stop by Reggie's at The Under Cover Book Lover and let her know what you think.


My name is Patricia said...

Great reason for choosing Paranormal. I never thought of "not being able to relate" being a reason for wanted to read a book, but it makes sense now.

Notorious Spinks said...

I prefer contemporary. I think I choose it because I can relate to it. I just can't really get into paranormal. That's a good thing for the authors huh... A little something for everyone!