Armchair BEA 2013: Genre: What Did We Miss?

Design credit: Nina of Nina Reads
Design credit: Nina of Nina Reads

As you can see by my post from Genre Fiction post earlier this week, I love my genre fiction. But by far Fantasy is my crutch. I love reading that more than any other genre out there. I can’t even begin to explain my deep love for the magic and other worlds of this genre.

I can talk about the yearning to go to Narnia, Le Cirque des Rêves, Wonderland, Brakebills, or a dozen other lands.

I can talk about wanting  to learning to be a magician like Hermione Jean Granger, Tiffany Aching, Briony Larkin or Julia Wicker.

I could tell you how much I wanted to be a hero like Lyira, Wendy, Cimorene, Lady Katsa,or Alice.

But what I can’t explain, what I don’t have to explain if you are a part of Armchair BEA, is how much I love these books for their stories. About how many times I can read Stardust or Graceling or The Magicians and still be excited about the adventures. About how excited I am when I find something new and different like Daughter of Smoke and Bone and how everyone in the world must read it now!

And mostly how sad a feel for people who to get books, don’t speak book, who don’t realize that in addition to bread and eggs and milk your in case of emergency must include a stop at the library.

10 thoughts on “Armchair BEA 2013: Genre: What Did We Miss?

  1. Wonderful post! Fantasy is also where my heart is. And I agree, stories are as necessary as food and breathing! They’re food for the mind and the heart, and I don’t understand people who can read a book and be untouched, or not want to read any at all.
    P.S. Daughter of Smoke and Bone is so unique and fantastic! I was almost ‘drunk’ from the wonderful prose 🙂

    1. One of the drawbacks of moving to digital. When the power goes out the books leave.

  2. I like fantasy, but I prefer YA fantasy novels for some reason.

    You can read my Genres missed post to see some categories that we didn’t get to talk about this year.

  3. Great thoughts! I love what you said about emergencies. In fact, I have a 72 hour emergency kit and I have a small copy of Pride and Prejudice tucked in there. Life without books is pretty meaningless 🙂

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