And all you have to do is:
List your favourite genre of:
And a guilty pleasure genre from any of the three categories!
Now I've had to think quite a bit about this. I always find it difficult to decide on favourite... whatevers. This was probably slightly easier than the more specific dreaded questions of 'What's your favourite film?' or 'Who's your favourite author?'
So in the end I started thinking of it as 'if I could only watch/listen to/read one genre of film/music/book for the rest of my life what would it be?'
And here are my choices:
This was difficult because I watch all kinds of films. I like what would be called classic films from the 30s, 40s and 50s. I like rom coms and comedies. I like some kids movies and adventure movies (speaking of which I really hope the Uncharted film gets made!).
But in the end I had to go with action movies - I like explosions. I like gun shootouts and car chases. And as you can see from this photograph I like Nicolas Cage movies.
This was also difficult to narrow down as there probably aren't all that many genres of music that I don't have at least one example of on my MP3 player. This is not the point that you should start suggesting obscure types of music (although, yes, I do happen to have some neo-classical metal on there).
So I ended up choosing the sort of music you see in the photograph. Which I kind of find difficult to categorise. Because it is kind of Rockabilly - The Baseballs are Rockabilly... but Michael Buble doesn't really fit in to that genre. But he is kind of 50s/60s/Jazz/Sinatra style which sort of comes under the same kind of thing as the Dreamboats and Petticoats. But you get the gist, right?
This was slightly easier to narrow down than the previous two categories. Although I read quite a few genres of books as well - chick lit, horror, classics, autobiography, history etc.
But in the end I chose crime. I chose that 'description' so that I could lump Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie in with Karin Slaughter and James Patterson.
It was actually very easy to choose my guilty pleasure. I was going to just say the Anita Blake books by Laurell K Hamilton (the first of which coincidentally is called Guilty Pleasures).
But then I decided to expand that slightly to paranormal urban fantasy, as I am looking forward to the fourth House of Comarre book by Kristen Painter coming out in October - Yay! (And I have got quite a lot of urban fantasy on my 'to read' list on Goodreads).
To read more entries in to the Genre Favourites blogfest click the link to Alex's blog at the top of this post.
For those of you who have also taken part - was it as hard for you to choose your favourites as it was for me?