Genre Favourites Blogfest

Now this is the second of Alex Cavanaugh’s Blogfests that I’ve signed up for. The other being the First Loves Blogfest.

So, this time around, it’s genre favourites. Movie, Music, Books and a Guilty Pleasure from any of those categories.
Ready? Here we go …

I’m on a bit of superhero film kick at the moment, but I’ll go for a kidult film anytime. I’m certain that sort of mindset is mandatory for parenthood anyhow. ^_^

Uh, as it says in my profile, I’m up for any song that sounds good. I’m very eclectic and free with my choices. As such, I seldom indentify by type which means Eminem, Shania Twain, Linkin Park, Katy Perry, The Pet Shop Boys, Dixie Chicks, Pink and Madonna (I could go on) all get to share a cosy little space on my harddrive. Never mind the songs I love that I don’t own (Fun, Coldplay … I could go on here too).
So let’s say I’m drawn to stuff with a bit of a beat and some lyrics I can understand, though the latter is not so much a necessity.

Why, fantasy, of course. Just look at the author list that graces my bookshelf: David Eddings, Anne McCaffrey, Andre Norton, Robert Jordan, Terry Pratchett, Jennifer Roberson, Gayle Greeno, Robin Hobb, Melanie Rawn, Trudi Canavan … it’d be better if you checked out my bookshelf for a full list.
But fantasy has always been a draw for me. The magic (or lack of), the worlds, the struggles against the villains. Oh … the villains!

The guilty pleasure
Kiddie movies!
Let me be specific. I’m not talking kidlut here (think Shrek). We’ve two massive shelves of children’s DVDs. I enjoy them. Especially the PGs. But I have sat down with my daughter and watched the first two Tinkerbell movies (and couple of Barbie ones) before I realised what had happened. You know what? They were kind of good. In an ‘omg, I cannot believe I enjoyed the cheese’ way.

84 thoughts on “Genre Favourites Blogfest

  1. Can't do horror. Used to read a few of the Goosebumps books as a kid, that was enough creepy for me.
    Worse on movies. I just walk to the other end of the house when my other half starts watching them. Can't even stand hearing them anymore.


  2. I treasure the memory of taking my girl to the cinemas for the first time. She was four, it was Toy Story 3 and she screamed out “oh no!” as they were sinking closer to getting smelted.
    The quiet giggling that came from the other parents. ^_^


  3. My daughter's on a Warner Bros. kick. She keeps trying to tell me what's going on and I have to explain, every time, that mum had already seen them as a wee girl.

    And you can have my chocolate when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers. ^_^


  4. Funnily enough, I was glad when my daughter was old enough to be taken to all the so-called kiddie movies I wanted to see.

    The Lorax, Brave, Toy Story 3 … wouldn't have dared step foot into that cinema without my darling girl at my side.


  5. Still making rounds for this fun blog fest! I got sidetracked with my glad fiction blog hop, too.

    I love fantasy as of recent writings. And by the way, BARBIE movies have always been a favorite if mine. Don't tell anyone:)


  6. I do love how she's shown to be strong in the movies. Especially when there's a love interest involved. I like characters who can be both soft and level-headed when dealing with a man.
    I think that's why I adored 'Island Princess' so much. Though you could so pick where it was headed. ^_^


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