I’d like to take a moment and describe why I’m drawn to the fantasy genres. (I’m including things like paranormal, urban fantasy, and even sci-fi…I know they’re different genres, but they all bend reality, so I’m lumping them.)
Honestly, I think it’s an inherent preference. Right from the start, I enjoyed reading about magic, far off places, unfamiliar landscapes, and bizarre phenomenon. Why? For me, reality was, well, too real. When I read, I wanted an escape. I wanted to challenge my imagination. I wanted to feel that sense of wonderment at a creative mind.
In short, I found it fun to read the fantasy genres.
The same holds true for the adult me. Sure, I can read contemporary, historicals, classics. And I can enjoy them.
But what gets me the most excited to read are the fantasy novels.
What’s your favorite genre(s) and why?