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Posted by on February 6, 2017


Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:

I’m currently reading…
Up next I think I’ll read…
I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
I can’t wait to get a copy of…
I wish I could read ___, but…
I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEKS RANDOM QUESTION: Do you try out genres you have not liked in the past once in a while just to see if your taste changed?

This is actually something I have thought a lot about over the years as I Have seen where my reading likes go and how they change. When I was in high school I could not get enough of true crime style books I simply could not get enough of the Dr. Kay Scarpetta novels by Patricia Cornwell I think Blow fly was the last book of hers that I actually picked up and read though. I couldn’t read books by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg fast enough but I think Buried evidence was the last of her books that I picked up. I wouldn’t be caught dead reading romance. Now of course I enjoy romance, I still tend to be more in the historical area with it as that is where I started to enjoy it but I have found some urban romances that I like as well or books that I consider cross genre. So as we grow and experience different things in life our tastes change in things right?

I have always enjoyed Vampire Novels and that is one genre that I can say I still really love, but I feel as if it needs a new shot of adrenaline to it a really good story teller to draw me in again. Anne Rice was my icon for a while but Prince Lestat fell so flat for me I have not bothered to read the one released after it. Charlaine Harris was fun with the Southern Vampire Mysteries which turned into the popular show True Blood, but I feel she just slapped all her fans in the face with how she ended the series so that took some of the joy out of it. I am still working on the Anita Blake series, I was excited for a while but now the books are not holding my interest as much, it has become a bit serial. Anita gets beat up, men worry, Anita gets mad, Anita has more sexual partners then she thinks she should, Anita beats herself up over the morality of it. Anita kills some bad guys. Wash rinse repeat.

Urban Fantasy was not a genre I ever thought I could get into but I am complete obsessed with the Dresden series. So much so that I read the entire series back to back twice. So these days I am more open to poking at genres I used to like but no longer feel I do to see if maybe I find a way back to them. I am also more open to picking up books from genres I didn’t think were “me”, because you never know what you are gonna end up really enjoying. How about you?

*This rambling Musing Monday brought to you by me avoiding some work I Have to do*

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13 Responses to “Musing Monday 2/6/17”

  1. Rachel says:

    Hiya, Here’s the link to my musing monday. http://www.paein-and-ms4tune.co.uk/?p=12817

    I still have a soft spot for Vampire novels too. But you’re right there are so many it does take a while to find one that’s different and exciting. I’ve struggled to find one recently.

    Hope you have a lovely day.

    Happy Reading
    Rachel @ Paein-and-Ms4Tune

  2. Matx says:

    This week’s random question is reqally interesting!! In my late teens early twenties I wasn’t that much into action packed thrillers, I was more into romance novel (but not completely cheesy), but I’ve evolved from that and now I cannot get enough of thrillers!
    Also just like you I was really into vampire novels, yes it all started with twilight but it evolved from there and Charlaine prolonged the southern mysteries for far too long I think… As for Anne Rice I’ve always been intrigued by her books but have never read one!
    I would recommend you Gail Carriger’s work, victorian urban fantasy with vampires and all sort of paranormal beings!! Plus her writing is so special!!

    Here’s my entry for this week!

    • Purple Princess says:

      Thank you for the recommendation I will have to check them out. I feel old hearing you say that it started with Twilight for you LOL I enjoyed the series too even if sometimes I have quibbles with some of it. LOL. I would suggest big time that you read Interview with the Vampire and The Vampire Lestat if you want to venture into Anne Rice, they are the two best of her books IMO especially The Vampire Lestat.

  3. Amy says:

    I’ve been trying to branch out into different genres recently but I do like to stay within my comfort zone. I haven’t read any proper vampire novels in a long time but I’d like to give Anne Rice a try!

    Here’s my Musing Mondays post for this week 🙂

    • Purple Princess says:

      If you do I would say that keep following the series until The Vampire Armand beyond that for me it fell apart but that is only my opinion 🙂 Interview with the Vampire and The Vampire Lestat are still two of my favorite books of all time.

  4. Lauren B says:

    Great question and a great answer too! I didn’t get into subgenres in mine because that is a whole other can of worms for me haha.


  5. Linda says:

    Fantasy author Anne Bishop is my absolute favorite author. I’d start with her The Others series, book one, Written in Red. It has shape shifters, vampires, elementals, prophecy, mystery and romance.

  6. Maria @ ReadingMaria says:

    This is my first time coming across your meme, and I knew that I must take part in this! So here is a link to my first Musing Monday post ever:

    I love the random question you posted! Very thought-provoking!

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