Book – `Play On` by Samantha Young
Mug – Love Mug, Pink
Topic – Book Genres
It´s no secret that I´m a full blown romance reader. It´s my prefered book genre. Although I pretty much welcome any book genre I tend to lean more towards the lovey-dovey stuff.
Good question. Certainly not because I´m a hopeless romantic myelf. I´m far from it, actually. When confronted with romance in reality I usually don´t see it happen.
When my husband and I first dated he invited me to his place and made a heart shaped pizza for me. To this day ( 17 years later!! ), my husband hasn´t forgiven me for not noticing the heart and the effort he put into that romantic moment. And to this day- I didn´t see a heart shaped pizza. All I saw was food. Who can blame me for overlooking the romantic aspect of that moment!
Being a non – romantic person doesn´t mean I´m entirely immune to romance. I definitely recognize the full on love in books. I can spot a romantic scene in a novel from a mile away. I can smell romance before I open a romance book.
But what is it with romance novels? WHat´s the appeal? Is it really wise to want to suffer through a fictional character´s pain after a devasting breakup?
I have no idea. All I know, as a reader in the heat of the moment, is that it´s exciting. I´d even go so far and say reading about heartache and heartbreak is… fun. It´s all about the feels, am I right? Oh, THE F.E.E.L.S!
Maybe that´s the reason why I´m a not so romantic person. All these romance novels I´m reading exhaust me and drain me of every ounce of emotion. Who knows.
Speaking of romances…. Today´s Monday Mug & Book Feature is for a romance.
`Play On` by Samantha Young is one of those full on romances with the typical emotional rollercoaster ride ( review )
It´s a cute read. It´s deep. It has quite a few ” Da hell..?” moments. It´s a Drama 2.0 read.
With a romance like that I can´t have a cup of hot chocolate without my love mug.
Yupp. You read that correctly. I have a love mug. It´s extra large and pink. What´s not to
like love about it? And it matches the cover.
As for the other book genres… Here´s a rundown on what book genres I tend to grab after when the mood strikes me:
Believe it or not- I do love me some other worldly fiction. I like reading about bodies that don´t really exsist, exsisting in worlds as non exsistant as the creatures themselves. If a romance is included then you probably won´t hear me complain.
Same as with paranormal.
Nothing beats a good horror book, especially when it´s graphic detail. These types of stories make me turn on every light in house and sleep with a baseball bat under my pillow. I do love me some horror.
Mystery / Thriller
Yes and no. I usually don´t fancy mysteries or thrillers because I can´t handle the uber-suspense. If there´s a little from both added to a horror or a romance then I´m fine.
Action & Adventure
Anything that keeps my heart rate in the high digits is welcomed ( besides thrillers).
The only genre, besides religion, that doesn´t do anything for me.
As an adult and a mother I see the importance of this genre. It´s all about feeling little minds.
I´m over 30. It goes without saying that goodle is my best friend and my worst enemy when it comes to health issues. Having a book on health won´t help my cause.
Self help? In my opinion- there are too many self help books for all kinds of issues people may suffer from. Too many people giving advice that probably doesn´t work for the mass.
Religion/ Spirituality/ Prayer Books
Without wanting to start a war ( because the world has suffered from enough of those religion-based wars already) I´m going to say 3 simple words: I´m not religious. Religion has made enough people do crazy stuff ( still does). Books on religion don´t tickle me the slightest.
I´m a history buff. A sucker for history. I probably have just as many history books on my shelves as romance novels.
Poetry is tricky for me. One the one hand I love reading poetry. On the other hand I can find certain pieces extremely frustrating.
I have a few on my shelves and would like to have more if they weren´t so expensive ( because history books are expensive too. I have to set my priorities somehow).
I love science. I love science books. Sadly enough, I don´t own that many.
Not really a fan of comics, to be honest, but I will flip through one of my husbands comics once in a while.
Cookbooks hold just as much value as a history book does for me.
There you have it. My likes and dislikes from the book genre world.
Is there a genre you prefer to read or even write? What is your absolute favorite genre?
Let me know in the comments below.
I hope you enjoyed Mug Monday!
Title: Play On
Author: Samantha Young
Publication Date: Sept. 12th 2017
Favorite Quote: “If you’re to be mine I need all of you to be mine, because all of me is yours.”
Purchased at the Home Depot, $3