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Q. 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 any more?
No, I would not give up reading! I’d be genuinely surprised if I see someone who says they would. I’m going to answer this question twice, in a way, as I read primarily YA but there are also lots of genres within YA. Firstly, if authors stopped writing the paranormal/fantasy genre then I would simply move on to another genre within YA. I took a look at my bookshelf, and realised that most of the books that I have already read are paranormal/fantasy novels. But I do enjoy other genres too! I love contemporary YA, along with sci-fi and dystopian. Especially dystopian.
Now, if YA ceased to be written, that’s another matter entirely. Again, I would NOT give up reading. No way. But I’d obviously be forced to read either MG or Adult novels. I haven’t read much MG, but I do enjoy The Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. I’d quite happily move on to MG if I could find books like those. But I also love adult novels as well, and I’ve been reading them ever since I was about thirteen years old. I love Lynsay Sands, Nalini Singh, Rachel Vincent, Patricia Cornwell… Loads of authors.
So I think it’d be quite easy to move onto another genre, although I was miss the ones that are no longer being written terribly.
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Q. Have you ever wanted a villain to win at the end of a story? If so, which one?
You know, I’ve just been sat looking at my bookshelves for over ten minutes, and I don’t actually think I have! I love villains. I love their presence in the story and I love their evil plans. I love it when the author goes into detail with their backstories – think Voldemort! – and I love reading about what made them what they are today. But I really don’t think I’ve ever wanted a villain to win at the very end. I’ve wanted a struggle, yes. But a win? Nope.
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