Monday, September 17, 2012

Genre Favorites Blogfest

 
Genre Favorites Blogfest 
 
 
One blogfest, four favorites! Hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh :)
List your favorite genre of:
Movie
Music
Books
And a guilty pleasure genre from any of the three categories! 
 
 
 
 
 
Hope I don't bore anyone, but as you'll see there's a theme to the genres I enjoy :) I didn't realize it explains my passion for what I write. So here it goes:
 
MOVIE: Definitely Fantasy, especially High Fantasy.
There's something special about being able to get lost in a different world, especially one that seems real and makes me want to jump into the television set.

MUSIC: Alternative Pop and Rock
I enjoy lots of 80's and 90's. The Cranberries bring me back to my high school years. I love Depeche Mode, Jon Bon Jovi and Pet Shop Boys, Scorpions, Alphaville. I have a long list of music favorites, but I can't say there's one that's on top of the list.

BOOKS: Fantasy
My ultimate favorite is when Fantasy books include romance and adventure. A world where anything is possible and the littlest people end up as great heroes. They sacrifice, teach, risk and overcome all odds no one else could. Think along the lines of The Lord of the Rings :)

GUILTY PLEASURE: Watching movies you've already seen just because they're on TV. (Even if I own the DVD.) If I'm flipping through the channels and I see Dirty Dancing, Twilight, TLOTR, Back to the Future, Fifth Element, Matrix, Stigmata, Indiana Jones - I cannot switch to a different channel.

Do any of my favorites spark a flame in your heart? Hop along to the other Blogfest participants to find their guilty pleasures. The list can be found here.

21 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's what I enjoy about a movie - getting lost in another world.
I'll do the same thing with movies. If I'm flicking through the channels and find The Princess Bride, I end up watching it.
Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

Zoltán Gecse said...

Fantasy is great! It's so sad there aren't to much - or just not enough - realy great (high) fantasy movies nowdays.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Ah, Jon Bon Jovi has one of the best voices!

I watch films on TV too, even when I have the DVD... glad it's not just me!

Nicki Elson said...

Ooh yes, I'm with you on all your choices. Especially the Cranberries. :)

Michael Di Gesu said...

How funny,

MARTA, I am the same way. I own every HP dvd, but if it's on TV I will watch it again and again. I do it for ALL movies I love.

Totally can relate to 80's and 90's music... LOVE IT!

Nancy Thompson said...

Tthe song my husband and I first danced to at our wedding was "Still Loving You" by the Scorpions. And I've seen them in concert, too. Awesome! And I'm the same way about the flicks you have in your guilty pleasures. Can never turn them off.

Carrie Butler said...

"Watching movies you've already seen just because they're on TV."

Yes! I do this, too. LOL

Jeremy [HWR Curator] said...

so much to choose, we share so much... it is a small world after all.

Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
Howlin' Wolf Records: On-Line Magazine

Sherry Ellis said...

I love fantasy books and movies. So much imagination goes into them!

Allison said...

haha, I know what you mean about your guilty pleasure! Great choices.

Allison (Geek Banter)

The Golden Eagle said...

I chose Fantasy as my favorite movie genre, too. :)

Livia said...

I've seen Titanic on TV quite a few times and it always gets me sucked in. I also love watching Lifetime movies.

Isis Rushdan said...

OMG, love your guilty pleasure. I guess it's my secret guilty pleasure as well, lol. Drives my husband nuts, especially if we own it.

Trisha said...

Yep, I too enjoy all your genre picks! I'd probably do the same thing as you do in your guilty pleasure, too, if I had a TV ;)

Ciara said...

I'm seeing a theme for fantasy. :) I love all things fantasy, also.

Lynda R Young said...

yay for fantasy!!
It's time I watched Fifth Element again ;)

Ink in the Book said...

It's funny how many people watch movies the actually own when they are on TV. I do that too:)

Cherie Reich said...

It is fun to watch movies on TV when they just happen to be on. I used to love October because they would show more horror movies on TV. :)

Sabrina A. Fish said...

I love the many variations of fantasy as well. I don't watch TV much for this very reason. I'll get sucked in and not get anything done.

James Garcia Jr. said...

Hello, Marta. I'm still making my way down the list. *wipes forehead* It's the darn 11 hour day job, keeping me from what I'd really rather be doing. :)
I'm not much of a fantasy person, but Jackson really grabbed me with LOTR. Such a fantastic job!
I saw you mentioned Scorpions in your list. Love that!!
Have a great weekend!

-Jimmy
http://jamesgarciajr.blogspot.com/

Shannon Lawrence said...

Love your guilty pleasure! Also, totally with you on your favorites.

My Genre Favorites & Guilty Pleasures