Welcome from Book Blog Hop hosted by Crazy for Books and Follow Friday hosted by Parajunkee!
What makes up your non-human family??
There's a kitty! I also have several gadgets... my computer named Chocolatey and my Kindle named Soup. And of course some stuffed animals Lisa the Rabbit and Ice Cream the bear. (Yes, I know I name stuff really oddly)
Brandi from Blkosiner's Book Blog and I have announced the Loving the Reviews Challenge (event extravaganza)! There are going to be a ton of authors giving away stuff and all you have to do is what you all normally do - review books! Check out the details
I had an AWESOME interview with the author of Memento Nora, Angie Smibert. You should definitely take a look at it.
I also had a post about Online ID laws that you should know about.
And there was a poll about genres you read.
Reviews you may have missed
Mort by Terry Pratchett
The Weird Sisters
State of Mind by Sven Michael Davison
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Why do you read the genre that you do? What draws you to it?
Incidentally, I had a post up this week about other genres you might read! You can read it here (you should vote too!).
I read fantasy and sci-fi (all subgenres) because I read to escape. It's hard to escape if what you are reading is here essentially. I also think it's really hard to build an alternate world, and that those writers who do it successfully are just that much better. In addition, the fantasy and sci-fi writers are often huge nerds so it's really fun to read their blogs as well!