First thing first, I decided to include some updates of what is going on lately in my life (I totally copied this idea from some of you, my fellow bloggers). As the new school year started, I'm tutoring again, mainly my younger cousins, which doesn't pay in money, but I do get lots of fresh home-grown vegetables, so I save money on groceries, which is good (not to mention healthy). And it is nice spending time with them and we also have some fun. Tutoring also helps me stay in touch with what is going on in ESL teaching in our school system, which is good for when/if I get a teaching job again. This means I have less time for blogging, so I have been a little lazy on commenting. I still read my fellow bloggers' posts, and I will try to do some commenting, too.
In addition, I have a bit of a reading slump, right now, which is the reason for the lack of reviews this week. I will post the review of Ballad tomorrow, and next week I hope to review a book or two I am reading in Slovene to beat the reading slump.
Also, I have a question for you. I am thinking about an Autumn blog makeover - nothing fancy, I just feel like giving my blog somewhat more season-appropriate look. What do you think about it? You can either comment or vote on the poll (you can find it on the top of the page).
Now, on to the Hops (I always return the visit, it just takes a few days sometimes).
Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy-for-Books. It is a great way of discovering new blogs and meeting fellow book bloggers, talking about books and authors, and sharing our love for literature.
This week’s question is: “Many of us primarily read one genre of books, with others sprinkled in. If authors stopped writing that genre, what genre would you start reading? Or would you give up reading completely if you couldn't read that genre anymore?”
This is an excellent question. I read all genres, with a strong preference to one or two at a time. I have eras of reading one or two genres more than other genres. I had years when I read mostly crime fiction, then I shifted to romance, then I went for fantasy, and all the time I read some books from other genres from time to time.
Lately, I read mostly paranormal, followed by historical fiction/romance. I still read some books from other genres. If my current favourite genres ceased to be written, I would probably move on to YA which is starting to grow on me. And if that was gone, I am sure I would find some other genre to read, or return to one I used to read more in the past. I would definitely not stop reading.
***Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.
Today’s question is: “Have you ever wanted a villain to win at the end of a story? If so, which one?”
I honestly can’t remember. I can sympathise with villains sometimes, but I don’t know if I have ever wanted the villain to actually win. I rooted for the villain/s to get some sort of their happy ending, but I don’t remember who or in which book/s.