17 September 2012

Genre Blogfest!



It's  time to talk about my favorites!

List your favorite genre of:
Movie
Music
Books
And a guilty pleasure genre from any of the three categories!

MOVIES:
Romantic Comedies

I can't get enough of them. Some of them, like My Big Fat Greek Wedding, I own and watch over and over again. If TBS is playing Sleepless in Seattle, you can bet I'm watching it. And when cruising the new releases on Netflix, this is the first genre I check. My poor husband has suffered through many rom-coms.






MUSIC: 
Alternative Rock

I have to admit, I don't get the latest music craze. I've never been one for rap, or hip hop, or whatever you call it. I love alternative rock—Incubus, Staind, Muse, Foo Fighters,  etc. Gotta love those drums!







BOOKS:
Romance

And I mean ANY romance. If a story has romance in it, I'm in. If it doesn't...well, I won't read it. Some of my all-time favorites include GONE WITH THE WIND, anything by Jane Austen, GRACELING, FIRE, THE SCORPIO RACES, TWILIGHT (don't poke fun at this one, the romance in it is fab, even if I'm not fond of the MC), and the list goes on and on. Yep, romance is my only qualification. Bring on the LOVE!










GUILTY PLEASURE:
Reality TV

I know TV wasn't one of the categories, but my only true guilty pleasure—like makes my face red admitting it—is watching reality TV, specifically The Real Housewives of...anything. I enjoy watching these catty women try to one-up each other in money, style, plastic surgery, rich husbands—you name it. I justify this guilty pleasure by claiming it's research for my writing. Really, I just like a good cat fight.



What are your favorites?

80 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Alternative has been a popular choice today. And your favorite movie genre was my guilty pleasure.
Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

David P. King said...

Awesome choices. Something tells me your writing must be teeming with romance, right? :)

Kyra Lennon said...

I'm not sure how this has happened, but I've never seen My Big Fat Greek Wedding! Sleepless in Seattle is great, though! :D

Kim said...

Emily, I love rom coms,too --- which also drives my husband crazy. I almost don't care to watch anything outside of that genre --

Meredith said...

Yay for romance! It's really hard for me to like a book or movie that doesn't have some kind of love story in it. :)

ilima said...

Alternative music and books with romance. Yay! Can't say I like reality TV. But I love movies, and I LOVE My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Great answers.

Brinda said...

Yay for your choices. We could hang out.

CarrieBoo said...

I sometimes think I am a bloke in disguise. Maybe it was growing up with horror and war movies, but I'm not really into romance and I'd rather eat my own eyeballs than watch those Hollywood bints. Romance is always the worst part of a movie for me (yuck, gross, get on with it, type thing)... but I do really enjoy My Big Fat Greek Wedding (and own it too!). So maybe there's a little woman in me somewhere. (Oh look, there she goes now.) And yeah(!), to alternative music. :)

Fun.

S.P. Bowers said...

I adore My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Though the first time hubby and I watched it he had a shell shocked expression on his face at the end. When I asked him what was wrong he said it was a little too close to marrying into my family. I think he was joking....

Danielle B. said...

Oh reality tv!! It's one of mine too. I live for Real Housewives! Who's your fav housewife?

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Whoop! A fellow Twilight Fan! Ugh Reality TV, SO FAKE. But anyway I like that you're into Alternative Rock. Muse and Foo Fighters definitely rock.

Pk Hrezo said...

I don't get rap either--unless it's super mellow like Digable Planets or old Black Eyed Peas.
But i don't care for reality TV. Too much like real life, only cheaper. lol

But love romantic comedies! And novels! And you're so right--Twilight romance was white hot! There's a reason why it was a bestseller. ;)

Lisa Regan said...

My guilty pleasure is romantic comedies. Can't get enough of them!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Knuckle bump on the romance!!!
(I am also guilty of being drawn in by the Snookies of this world!)

Sherry Ellis said...

I like romantic comedies, too! I enjoyed reading your list.

Morgan said...

I love it! Fab list, Emily. There are some reality tv shows I LOVE... SURVIVOR!!!!!!! ;)

Patricia Stoltey said...

I'm a reality TV show junkie too, including Survivor, Big Brother, The Amazing Race, American Idol....and I even watched Stars Earn Stripes this summer...loved seeing those kick ass women working with experienced warriors.

Also loved Gone With the Wind...I think I'm due for a reread on that one.

Suzi said...

I have to admit I haven't ever seen/read Gone with the Wind. That seems so pathetic.

I don't watch much reality TV because the people start to annoy me after a while, but sometimes it's a good reminder of how normal I am. :)

Jessica Salyer said...

Love your music choices! And I loved Twilight too. :)

Nancy Thompson said...

Staind is one of my all-time favorite bands! I find their music very inspiring when I write. And who doesn't love romantic comedies? I mean, really!

Yolanda Renee said...

Gone with the Wind, another forgotten favorite. That's the problem with this -- I really have too many favorites. So hard to pick on or two, or even three!

J.L. Campbell said...

Hi Emily,
I'm with you on romance. Not so much a fan of romcom, but anything that makes me laugh is good. Ya know, I like rap music, just not the ones with violent lyrics.

Jay Noel said...

I used to not read romance at all. These days, I've gone outside my boundaries a bit and have been surprised by some novels with a romantic element in it. My reading tastes change a lot.

I like hip-hop, but not rap no much. There's a difference between the two. Interestingly, both are rooted in r&b.

Suze said...

Bring on the LOVE! That is too cute, Ems.

Chris Fries said...

Incubus is an awesome band -- I've liked them since first hearing "Pardon Me." Phenomenal drummer, for one thing.

Fun choices!

VikLit said...

Love a good rom com! Love your choices ;)

Melissa Bradley said...

Some really fabulous stuff in here today. Love The Foo Fighters! And high fives on the romance. I love it!

jaybird said...

Could not put down The Scorpio Races!That book mesmerized me.

Love all your choices Em!

Christine Rains said...

Great list! I'm guilty of watching my share of reality TV too. I don't watch as much any more, but sometimes I'll end up staring mindlessly at a reality show and wonder how I got there!

prerna pickett said...

agreed on all counts! I loved The Scorpio Races, made me want more!

Rebecca Taylor said...

I am with you on the reality TV guilty pleasure. As I've gotten older, I've decided to just embrace it. After all, it's not like I don't also read a ton as well--balance.

Liz Fichera said...

ohmigod, GWTW is my fave book of ALL TIME! And, I am a closet Housewives Watcher. I blame my sister for getting me hooked on the OC. And NYC. Oh, yeah, the trainwreck that is the NJ Housewives. *hides*

Nice meeting you today, Emily!

LD Masterson said...

I'm totally with you on Romantic Comedies. Couldn't turn off Sleepless in Seattle if my life depended on it.

Monti said...

Emily, I love the romantic comedies--especially Sleepless in Seattle.

Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting!

Monti
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Jennifer Lane said...

I adore Sleepless in Seattle! And anything with John Corbett in it gets my vote. I hope he reappears on the TV show Parenthood.

Melanie Schulz said...

Love your choices

Elisabeth Kauffman said...

I have such a voice crush on Matthew Bellamy from Muse. <3 sigh...

Also, I just finished an internship with the romance division of an indie publishing house... it was quite an education! Have you read anything by Georgette Heyer? She's "regency romance", wrote in the 20's, 30's... I recommend "Venitia" or "The Talisman Ring" by her. Lovely :)

Bish Denham said...

Romantic comedies are the best. Even my husband likes some of them!

Tamara said...

I love romance too. I read Gone With the Wind for the first time when I was about fourteen and have read it many times since.

I think a little bit of romance can make any book/movie a lot better. :)

Gina Gao said...

Reality TV is always interesting to watch, if not for the drama that they have.

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Johanna Garth said...

I join you as a "Gone With the Wind" junkie!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Romantic comedies are fun! I loved your comments about your guilty pleasure - a good cat fight . . .funny.

Victoria Smith said...

Oh, reality tv. I get waaay too much enjoyment out of that! Great stuff Emily :D

Clarissa Draper said...

Cool choices! I love the music you listen to.

Cynthia said...

I enjoyed My Big Fat Greek Wedding too! I like alternative too--though alternative is such a mainstream style of music nowadays, sometimes I feel it should no longer be called "alternative."

Emily R. King said...

David, you got that, did you? :)

Kim, me too. I do like adventure, fantasy, and action on occasion though.

Ilima, no reality TV? Not even cooking shows?

Carrie, ha! You're so funny. You have a little bit in you somewhere, I know you do.

Elizabeth, I can't abide Snooki. But I can name most of the Housewives on Bravo. :) Don't judge me.

Sherry, thanks!

Jessica, thanks so much. :)

Suze, all you need is love, right?

Chris, I've liked them since about then, too.

Vik, thanks!

Melissa, high five!

Tara Tyler said...

romantic alternative, reminds me of romeo & juliet w/di caprio! great mix!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Emily,

You have TWO of my all time fav movies.... BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING and GONE WITH THE WIND ...


The shocker is reality TV... WOW...


Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

I enjoy Romantic Comedies, as well. Great list!

Emily R. King said...

Jaybird, that books was amazing.

Prerna, me too!

Liz, NJ is the only one I can't watch often. It makes me cringe too much. :)

LD, I really do love that movie!

Monti, thanks for stopping by mine and doing the same!

Elizabeth, thanks for the rec. I'll check Ms. Heyer out.

Tamara, I've read it half a dozen times, too. SO GOOD!

Gina, I agree. I can't get enough of it.

Victoria, I do too. *hides face*

Clarissa, I like it too. Gets the blood flowin'. :)

Cynthia, I know! It used to be alternative. Now, not so much.

Tara, I LOVED that movie in high school. *sigh*

Isis Rushdan said...

Muse is definitely loaded on my iPod. I enjoyed the Twilight series also, so no poking fun from me :).

M.J. Fifield said...

I love that reality television is your guilty pleasure. My friend is so addicted to the Kardashian show.

Sleepless in Seattle is one of my favorites too. I'm actually surprised I don't own that one.

Tia Bach said...

Reality TV ranks right up there with my guilty pleasure (which was celebrity magazines). After all, all the reality TV stars are in the magazines!

Great list. Such a fun blogfest today. I'm a new follower!

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Romantic comedies seem to be very popular today. Maybe because they're awesome? ;)

Kari Marie White said...

Love those Rom Coms! I have been getting into alternative music recently too. Incubus is a new find for me (although I know they've been around for a while).

Ink in the Book said...

It seems like every blog I read today I'm saying, "Oh yeah! I love that, too!"

Angela Brown said...

No poking fun about Twilight :-) Although I wanted to throw that book against the wall but thought better of it because that move would cost money if it damaged anything, there's no denying it had romance in it.

Shallee said...

Ooh, yes Jane Austen! And a good chick flick can never go wrong.

Melissa Sugar said...

I love romantic comedies. When Harry Met Sally is one of my all time favorite movies ever. Just wanted to let you know I am sending out (or Kindle delivering0in your case) the past four winners of Hiller's Freak, this week. Sorry for the delay, I was swamped all last week,

Angela Cothran said...

Wow, I am late responding to this (one of those crazy busy days)! If I don't know who Incubus is can we still be friends?

Sylvia van Bruggen said...

Love your choices, been a while since I listened to Incubus, about time to remedy that. Reading all these lists makes my to read/listen/watch list gigantically biiiiig

michelle said...

I grew up reading a lot of Romance novels, but it's been ages since I read a good romance story! It seems like romantic comedy movies have a wide appeal...

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I love the Foo Fighters.

Would you believe I've never seen Gone With the Wind?

Kelly Johnson said...

Romance novels are always a go to for me, as well. =) I love a happy ending.

Misha Gericke said...

Yay! Another Muse lover! I don't think I ever found a song they released that I didn't enjoy. :-D

Ellie Garratt said...

Have to I've watched a few episodes of Real Housewifes Of and it is addictive!

Lauren said...

Gone With the Wind is one of my favorite romances, too. It's sad, but there's something so charming about it anyway

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Great choices! I love My Big Fat Greek Wedding!

Carrie Butler said...

You hit all three R's: romance, rock, and reality. Sounds like fun to me!

Neurotic Workaholic said...

I especially agree with what you wrote about romance. A story is always more interesting to me if it has romance in it. And all the stories that I've written have romance in them too, because I think it's more fun that way.
I like Incubus, but I still favor pop over alternative. :)

Candilynn Fite said...

I loved My Big Fat Greek Wedding! And I'm a sucker for romance novels, too. Hey, I'll admit, I read Twilight three times. Once, just because. Twice to chat with my middle school kids who were reading it at the same time, and three before the movie came out. By my 3rd read, I was tired in more ways than one. But it gets an A+ for romance. Heck, Edward and Bella will go down in the history of love stories.

Coleen Patrick said...

I like romantic comedies and romance and reality TV too! Bravo is one of my most recorded channels :)

Julie said...

I have to admit I can also turn red at how much I enjoy some reality shows. :D

Great choices, I didn't take part in this blogfest but it sure is fun to read the entries. You made me want to watch Sleepless in Seattle again! I love the soundtrack to that movie too. <3

Cherie Reich said...

I loved My Big Fat Greek Wedding! Such a fun movie.

The Golden Eagle said...

I really loved The Scorpio Races. Such a great story.

Trisha said...

I cannot stand reality TV, but the rest of these I can definitely share the love on :) I haven't read THE SCORPIO RACES. Gotta check this stuff out!

Kathryn Purdie said...

So fun to get to know you more through this! I'm a big fan of reality TV too--mostly singing competitions, dance competitions, anything competitions. I also love home improvement shows and What Not to Wear in the reality category. I haven't watched any reality TV in months! Too busy writing. :-( but :-)

Lexa Cain said...

Your post made me laugh - not your choices but the way you explained them. You have a great sense of humor. Be proud of what you love! :-)

Medeia Sharif said...

I don't watch reality TV, but I sure do love alternative rock and romantic comedies.

Sarah Allen said...

Rom Coms are my favorite. There are some total gems out there, like Dan in Real Life or Last Chance Harvey. And I've been meaning to read Gone With the Wind for a long time now. I should get on that.

Sarah Allen
(From Sarah, With Joy)