What a fascinating question this week! I’m a little late getting to it as I was slow to do my blog planning for February but I really wanted to answer this question…
Do you prefer to blog about a specific book genre, or do you have an eclectic blog?
(submitted by Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books)
Eclectic is such a great word… it means deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources. Even if I wasn’t an eclectic blogger I would WANT to be one as I would want to fall under that description… And actually I’ve always been eclectic with a broad range of interests and an ability to appreciate art, style and ideas that fall outside of my tastes.
Some may say that I’m a one genre blog as I mainly read and review YA fiction. I have a number of reasons for this:
- I DO tend to stick to YA as it encompasses a range of subgenres that I love: fantasy, paranormal, mental health, dystopia, sci-fi, and steampunk.
YA fiction are easy to read! Even if the writing is trash I can typically finish the book and not take ten years (like with some adult fantasy).
Plus most author’s writing styles in YA are of a lighter variety (as heavy writing is a pet peeve of mine).
There are many other benefits but these are my main ones… as such I often read outside the YA genre too. Like this book I reviewed: Disabled + Fae from The Arcadia Project // Borderline review, an adult urban fantasy with mental health issues. It certainly falls within my regular interest range while also being a book that is a bit different from what I normally read.
That is a benefit of focusing on one genre (even if it is rather general like YA) while also reading eclectically, a little from a bunch of genres… You are sharing books and interests that a general YA fan loves while also not limiting yourself to ONLY things that can be found in the YA fiction world.
It makes you stand out! What can I say?! I LOVE a lot of everything! I’m eclectic like that…
Do you feel you’re eclectic and/or a one genre blogger?
This was fascinating to think about… at first I definitely put myself in the eclectic column as I love all sorts of story forms: books, movies, television, manga and graphic novels. My blog though is more focused than my interests (for the most part!) Some of my favorite bloggers have super focused interests too… and that’s great, it makes them a kind of expert…
Thanks for Reading XOXO