Today I’m taking part in the Book Blogger Hop, a weekly hop hosted by Billy B at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer (originally created by Jennifer at Crazy-For-Books). You can see the hop schedule here.
“Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.”~Billy B
This week’s question:
It’s getting close to Halloween. If you HAD to read one of these two genres, which would you prefer — urban fantasy, or horror, and why?
~ Submitted by Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books
This is quite an easy one for me to answer-I would definitely prefer to read urban fantasy. I like reading about how the magic and paranormal elements are kept hidden from the masses, with characters often leading secret double lives. Some writers manage to mix reality and fantasy in such a clever and believable way.
I’ve never been a big fan of horror, whether in novels or movies. I don’t like reading about anything gory or gruesome, and I generally find contemporary horror novels to either be really predictable or completely illogical.
There are exceptions, of course. I enjoy gothic
Reading is mostly about escapism for me, so I usually prefer to immerse myself in interesting and magical fantasy worlds rather than giving myself nightmares!
What about you?
Would you prefer to read urban fantasy or horror?