Many thanks to James from This is my Truth Now for tagging me to participate in the “This Is My Genre Tell Me Yours” book tag. It’s a great way to share your love of a whole new area of books for someone else to love. I love getting to know about other bloggers. Especially their bookish likes and dislikes. Be sure to go over and check out James’ blog for a lot of great reviews and bookish fun!
Here are the rules:
- Credit Drew @ TheTattooedBookGeek as the creator of the tag, use the created tag name graphic and link back to his blog. (Also, if you want to learn more about the tag you can see Drew’s post HERE.) He’s also got a fantastic site… lots of humor and valuable insights into life.
- Answer the questions.
- Tag as many people as you want.
And now comes the fun part, the questions!
1. What is your favorite genre?
This is a hard question to answer. I think most people would assume Amish Fiction since I read a lot of it. I promise I have a post coming very soon about that topic! I’m also conflicted on whether to say Fantasy or Historical Fiction. Terry Goodkind’s Sword of Truth series really changed my life. As a genre, however, I really think I have to say Historical Fiction. I feel like the Historical Fiction genre helps me understand historical events. I also understand much more the people involved in the events after reading Historical Fiction.
2. Who is your favorite author from the genre?
Again, this one is hard to answer! For WW2 fiction it would definitely be Kristy Cambron.
For Biblical History, I’d have to go with Tracy Higley and Connilyn Cossette. Connilyn is new to me but I’m already smitten! You’ll have to check back in early June to see my reviews of her Out of Egypt series. It’s so hard to just choose one author for this genre as I read multiple eras but these are a top three. I’m a cheater, sorry.
3. What is it about the genre that keeps pulling you back?
I love being transported to another time. It feels like a whole different life and age. No cell phones or the internet and yet, people still found a way to have drama. I appreciate how hard people worked too! I feel like there’s a certain simplicity to an ancient civilization’s way of living but yet, they made up for it with so much hard work!
4. What is the book that started your love for the genre?
Daria’s new home in Ephesus with Lucas both beguiles and confounds her, until she meets followers of The Way.
Her past has taught her that evil is real, that it can consume a person. She saw it happen with her husband, before he took his own life. Widowed, with no family, Daria becomes a tutor to Lucas, a rich traveling merchant from Ephesus. There she discovers evil has a strong foothold and that Lucas himself seems drawn to evil and sorcery.
As her relationship with her employer grows, she fears that she will be unable to pull him from demonic influence. Tension in the city is about to erupt, as a new sect called The Way continues to draw followers. A man called Paul leads the movement against the economic and political strength of the city, found in its goddess cult.
When she learns more of the ways of the Christians and their ability to defeat evil, she begins to have hope. But then Lucas is arrested and jailed for a brutal crime, and it seems not even the Christians can help.
Tensions escalate in the city until thousands are pouring into the arena to protest the influence of the Christians, and a plot to kill Paul is underway. When Lucas’s execution is scheduled, Daria must find a way to prove his innocence, save his life, and help her new friends before everyone she loves is destroyed.
6. Why do you read?
As I stated earlier, I have a new blog coming very soon about this very topic. Make sure to check out June’s “Hey, You!” The short answer is: I love to put myself into the shoes of someone else for a short time. I don’t often read books about people very similar to myself. It sounds so cliché but I like to live life through characters different from I.