Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Armchair BEA Day 2: Blogger Development & Fiction

It's Day 2 of Armchair BEA and we are sharing our favorite genres! What is your favorite genre?

Kellee:

What draws you to a specific genre?  Do vampires, zombies, or witches float your boat?  Or, do you prefer the heat of romance?  Recommend your favorite genres and/or books and help build reader TBR shelves a bit more! I try to say that I am not biased when it comes to the genres I read and I do my best to spread my reading across all genres; however, when I looked at my Goodreads shelves, I had to admit to myself that with 477 read, realistic/contemporary fiction is obviously where a majority of my reading goes. This is the genre I would have probably guessed would have been my most read genre because it has been a favorite while the other genres filter through as favorites. My most recent favorite genre is historical fiction, specifically contemporary historical fiction which is a genre that I named to embody the books that have taken place since WWII until the Afghanistan War. I really enjoy learning more about these times in history that were also such huge impacts on my life. 

Realistic/Contemporary Fiction
Endangered Waiting Olivia Twisted Ask The Passengers

Contemporary Historical Fiction
Gone, Gone, Gone Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty Personal Effects Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe 

Historical Fiction
Hattie Ever After (Hattie, #2) Wonder Show


Jen:

What draws you to a specific genre?  Do vampires, zombies, or witches float your boat?  Or, do you prefer the heat of romance?  Recommend your favorite genres and/or books and help build reader TBR shelves a bit more! This is super hard for me! I love reading so many different genres and kinds of books and across grade levels. I guess, if I look at all of the books I've read, I read mostly picture books, I have done a whoooooole lot of non-fiction reading in the last year though. Being in a new position where I support all the new teachers in my district (which is over 200 teachers this year), I wanted to really focus on learning about myself and others and collecting ideas for engaging teachers so they embrace a growth mindset when it comes to their own professional development and then to teaching. Some of my favorite posts this school year stem from my thinking after reading these books.





Here are the adult/professional books I read since last June! It's crazy to see them lined up like this! I would love to hear what professional books you have read recently that you definitely recommend or love. I already have Notice and Note on my list for the summer for sure! 




Be sure to tell us what genre you love and why! 
See you tomorrow when we discuss literary fiction and have a giveaway!!! 
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