Musing Mondays (October 28)

My Musing:

I read everything from fantasy to thrillers to war-based, from romance to historical fiction to travelogues. I enjoy mixing it up and I try to not read the same genre for too long. This stems from the fact that there’s is always too much that I want to read and I almost never manage to make enough time. Especially now, since, I want to spend some time concentrating on my writing process as well. Of all the kind of fiction I read, my favourite genre is Magic realisma genre where magic elements are a natural part in an otherwise mundane, realistic environment. One example of magic realism occurs when a character in the story continues to be alive beyond the normal length of life and this is subtly depicted by the character being present throughout many generations. (Wiki)

Some of the best stuff I’ve read include works by Marquez and Murakami. Especially brilliant are:

While this is just from the top of my head, this is a good list that I frequently refer to.

What’s your favourite genre? Can you even pick one?

Musing Mondays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

Describe one of your reading habits.
Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

12 thoughts on “Musing Mondays (October 28)

  1. I love lots of different genres too although I’m not into science fiction at all but anything and everything else goes! I suppose I like more recent historical fiction the most but reading books is like eating food – you don’t want the same day in day out! Great idea for a MM 🙂

  2. Like you, I find it hard to pick one favorite genre. But if I have to choose, I guess I’d pick realistic fiction. I like reading about people who I can imagine knowing, and I like being about to relate somewhat to their situations. I guess that’s why I’ve never been attracted to science fiction or dystopian fiction–I have nothing against those genres for others–I just have trouble relating to the plots in those kinds of books.
    To each his/her own, right? As long as we’re all reading SOMETHING! 🙂

  3. I just could not read 100 Years of Solitude. It would take me 100 years of solitude to get through it. But the others on your favorites list I really enjoyed.

    Like you, I try not to read too many of the same genre one after another. It’s fun to mix it up. 🙂

  4. I too like to read a wide variety of genres, and though it is difficult for me to choose one genre, I think books with some sort of fantastical element to them are my favorites. It can either be an entirely new world where everything is fantasy, ala Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings), or there can be just one or two fantasy elements but otherwise set in a contemporary or historical setting. It gives me a chance to explore other genres (adventure, romance, historical, etc.) while still having something extraordinary about them.

  5. Hmm, I liked “Like Water For Chocolate”, but I don’t think I should have ever attempted reading “One Hundred Years of Solitude” as a 12 year old. 😛

    My favourite genre would be fantasy though. There was nothing else for me after I got introduced to Harry Potter. 🙂

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