First let me introduce our host, Alex J. Cavanaugh. Alex’s blogfests are best – probably because he’s one of the best out there - supportive, helpful, and always willing to promote what his buddies are doing. His posts are chock-full of shout-outs to bloggers famous and those just getting started. He’s written two best sellers: CassaStorm and CassaFire and is working on his third. (Link in sidebar to CassaFire).
The premise is simple: What are your favorite genres of
What is your guilty pleasure, in any of the above categories.
My favorite movies are post-apocalyptic science fiction. There are several reasons these appeal to me, and one of them is that they’re also The Engineer’s favorites, so I’ve seen a lot of them. It used to be I’d pick a movie, he’d suffer through, he’d pick a movie, I suffered through, and then we’d agree on a movie the third time. Didn’t take us long to realize that we both liked these, so we kinda gave up on making the other person suffer.
We also like them because they closely simulate what it would be like to start over, and had The Engineer been born a couple of generations in the future, he’d be dragging us to Mars to colonize it. You know what? I’d go. Really does sound like fun. He’s already working on getting us “off grid” as in living self-contained. Bring on the zombie-apocalypse, we’re almost ready.
My favorite books, though, are murder mysteries. I get plenty of sci-fi in my movies, and frankly I like to SEE my sci-fi. I’d rather not see a grisly murder scene thankyouverymuch, so I read about them. Some favorite authors are Karin Slaughter (like that’s not a pen name) andLisa Gardner.
My favorite TV shows have varied greatly over the years. Right now, it’s Big Bang Theory. I told The Engineer he most resembles Leonard (the least nerdy and best looking) but in actuality, he’s Sheldon – not with the OCD and cleanliness issues, but with the brain and talking about stuff the rest of us just say, “Huh?” to. Don’t tell him though. He likes being Leonard.
Guilty Pleasure: J.D Robb’s …in Death series. The perfect books: sci-fi, murder mystery, continuing character development across the (at last count) 35 books. She churns them out, but each one is unique and the crimes she comes up with, well, I wonder what she reads and dreams about because wow, these are some twisted crimes. Lots of really steamy sex, and lots of humor. Eve Dallas, the lead detective is an ass-kicking force to be reckoned with, no social skills, no fashion sense, but always gets her perp. If her husband were real, he’d be at the top of my top five list…
What are your favorites? Too late to join the blogfest, but you could fill my comments with your picks…and if you’re a visiting participant, I’d really appreciate a direct link to your post. Happy Favorite Genre Day!