Blog Hop: Genre Specific?

book-blogger-hop-finalToday’s Book Blogger Hop question is: Do you prefer to blog about (a) specific book genre(s), or do you have an eclectic blog?


The funny thing is, I began this blog, seven (!) years ago with some intention of being genre-focused.  My genre was young adult fantasy, although I never intended to be solely that.  I was also writing young adult fantasy at the time, with my Beyond the Tales series.

Well, life, reading and writing have all evolved.  I still read a fair amount of young adult, or fantasy, or both–but I’ve shifted to read more in other genres, and I seem to do more reviewing lately of nonfiction or Newbery Medal winners (kids lit, by definition).  I’m also writing historical fiction now, working on revisions of my Phantom of the Opera reimagining.

At this point, I don’t think the blog is focused on any particular genre, and really my reading isn’t either.  Fortunately, readers seem to have stayed through the evolution, and I appreciate that!

Bloggers, do you have a genre-focus for your blog?  And readers, do you typically prefer blogs that focus on a specific genre?

About cherylmahoney

I'm a book review blogger and Fantasy writer. I have published three novels, The Wanderers; The Storyteller and Her Sisters; and The People the Fairies Forget. All can be found on Amazon as an ebook and paperback. In my day job, I'm the Marketing Specialist for Yolo Hospice. Find me on Twitter (@MarvelousTales) and GoodReads (MarvelousTales).
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2 Responses to Blog Hop: Genre Specific?

  1. Jemima Pett says:

    I didn’t intend to focus on one genre for my reviews, but I did intend to mainly read MG and scifi as that is what I write. I find I just prefer to read other things to relax, although MG books often come in, my ‘scifi’ is more alt-universe, spec-fic, steampunk, crime, future crime, thrillers on other worlds, magical realism, space opera, non-swords-&-sorcery fantasy, rather than what current ‘scifi’ calls scifi.
    I suppose that makes it eclectic 😀

  2. dianem57 says:

    I like how you summarize the plot or subject of the books you review (and either don’t give away spoilers or warn if you are going to do that), and give commentary about the content. That makes it easier for me to evaluate whether I would be interested in reading the book, whatever the genre.

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