Random Musings by Frodosco

Feature & Follow #2

Feature and Follow

Feature and Follow is hosted by the amazing people over at Parajunkee and Alison Can Read and is basically a way for blogs to gain new followers and to find some cool new ones to follow as well. If you do get followed please be courteous and follow them back via their preferred method.

If you would be so kind as to follow me, and I of course will follow back, you can do so via email, Linky or Networked Blogs, I do not have a preference and thank any of you who do follow. Also let me know how you follow me too! 🙂

This week’s question is: “When you step out of your USUAL genre what do you like to read? Best books in that genre?”

This one doesn’t really apply to me because I read all sorts of books. I read anything from Grisham to King, Tolkien to Malcolm Gladwell and everything in between. I’ll read any genre if the book is written well, though I obviously run into things that aren’t. To give you some idea here are the last five books I have read and their genre:

Stitch by Samantha Durante – Dystopian Sci-fi with Paranormal Romance

Here Lies Death by Harlan Vaughn – Sci-fi/Fantasy with a lot of violence/gore

The Reanimation of Edward Schuett by Derek J. Goodman – Horror with lots of zombies

Dark Light of Day by Jill Archer – Fantasy with angels, demons and magic

The Broker by John Grisham – Thriller/Mystery (this was a re-read)

What about you? What genres are outside your normal comfort zone and do you have any favorites? Make sure to follow and comment too, I read them all and would love to hear what you have to say! Thanks for stopping by. ^.^

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29 responses

  1. Good picks! I’ll have to look into those!

    Old follower

    Julie~ My FF

    October 18, 2012 at 10:30 pm

  2. Alise

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Followed via Linky 🙂

    October 18, 2012 at 10:33 pm

  3. I envy your wide ranging taste in books! I think it would be nice to open my mind to other books if I could just maintain interest! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my blog, I’m now following through Linky!

    October 19, 2012 at 1:12 am

  4. Jessica@a GREAT read

    I totally stick to one genre. But to defend myself, there are different kinds of paranormals I read. Some are dystopians with paranormal elements, or steampunk with paranormal elements. Fantasies with magic. Mysteries with people who can see ghosts or have psychic abilities.

    There’s a tons of flavors in the paranormal genre for me and that’s why I love it so much! Plus paranormal people are just awesome!

    Here’s my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower 🙂

    October 19, 2012 at 7:28 am

  5. I read lots of different genres, too. Some I don’t – like sci-fi or dystopian. But I like contemporary, mystery, fantasy, paranormal, romance.

    October 19, 2012 at 10:37 am

  6. Hopping through. That is a wide genre of books. It’s cool that you read so widely.
    My Hop

    October 19, 2012 at 11:42 am

  7. I haven’t read any of those. I’ll have to check them out! 😀 Old follower via email. My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday! 😀

    October 19, 2012 at 12:09 pm

  8. I actually haven’t read any of those! I like that you read a mix, though, instead of one particular thing. That can be hard to do when you blog!

    Following you back via WordPress. 🙂

    October 19, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    • Actually it makes it easier! I can take books from all sorts of authors which means the well never runs dry and it opens my blog up to a wider audience. ^.^ Thanks for the follow back!

      October 19, 2012 at 12:39 pm

  9. Hello, I’m a fan of a good mystery thriller too 🙂 I’ll follow you back sure why not?!

    October 19, 2012 at 1:13 pm

  10. I haven’t read any of those. But I do read a bit of everything too. Stephen King is my favorite!
    Followed back via Networked Blogs. 🙂

    October 19, 2012 at 2:40 pm

  11. Stopping over from my blog that you followed so I also followed back 🙂 I see you are currently reading Stitch its an amazing read!! just finished not to long ago.

    October 19, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    • I actually finished it a couple days ago, my review will be up on Monday. ^.^

      October 19, 2012 at 3:54 pm

  12. Jennifer @ The Book Nympho

    I’ve not read any of those authors.

    Stopping by to return the follow.

    October 19, 2012 at 3:52 pm

  13. Thanks for the follow! I believe that reading one genre is limiting, so why do it? Too many good books out there.

    What exactly is dystopian sci fi?

    Have you ever read Lincoln & Child’s Pendergast series? They defy genre – thrillers, but so much more. The kind that have you turning the page to find out what comes next!

    Returned the follow via email. Have a great Friday!

    Julie @ Full Moon Dreaming

    October 19, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    • Dystopian essentially is about societies that are completely flawed/imperfect, opposite of a utopian society. I have never read the Pendergast series though I had heard of it before. Thanks! ^.^

      October 19, 2012 at 6:28 pm

  14. I definitely agree with your answer. I haven’t read any of those books, but they look great and I definitely need to check them out. Thanks for stopping by and following. Following you back. =)

    October 19, 2012 at 5:42 pm

  15. I love a good dystopian! 😀 Thanks for stopping by!

    October 19, 2012 at 7:53 pm

  16. I can confidently say I have never read any of those books, but have definitely ventured into their genres at one stage or another.

    Thanks for stopping by my post and following 🙂 I will gladly return the favour.

    October 20, 2012 at 1:12 am

  17. Hmmm…I haven’t read any of those authors before. Will need to check it out.

    Thanks for stopping by. I am following you back.

    October 20, 2012 at 1:16 am

  18. vanessa

    I would love to read Stitch someday. I’ve read some good reviews of the book so it’ll definitely on my ‘want-to-read’ list.

    Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

    New follower through Linky!

    October 20, 2012 at 2:06 am

  19. Hey thanks for stopping by my blog and following. I’m going to follow you by e-mail. Great answers though. I love that you’re so eclectic!

    October 20, 2012 at 4:23 am

  20. Drama and contemporary are outside my normal genre. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m following you via Network blogs. Have a great weekend!

    October 20, 2012 at 7:00 am

  21. Thanks for stopping by my first FF & following me! I’m now following you via email 🙂

    October 20, 2012 at 10:54 am

  22. I am starting to get that way but its taken me awhile to branch out.

    Thanks for the follow
    New Follower (linky)

    October 20, 2012 at 11:55 am

  23. Thanks for the follow! following back!

    -Amanda P
    Paranormal Romance

    October 21, 2012 at 3:58 pm

  24. I know the feeling, I had a hard time actually deciding how to answer too!

    I’m a new follower 😀 Here’s my blog http://www.onstarshipsanddragonwings.com/2012/10/21/feature-follow-friday-1/

    October 21, 2012 at 7:15 pm

  25. I have just finished Stitch! It isn’t my fav read, but I enjoyed it. I like a lot of action, and the first half of the book dragged a little for me!

    Thanx for visiting my FF!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

    October 22, 2012 at 4:07 am

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