My favorite genre is fantasy, and I mean all fantasy. Old school fantasy, YA fantasy, modern fantasy, the whole thing.
Why? Fantasy is my favorite because it allows me to escape into different worlds and it makes magic real. Existence can be really dull or quite frankly disappointing sometimes, but being able to tuck in to a good fantasy novel distracts the brain from boring every day life. I’m able to be a wizard, a hobbit, or a knight. I can take part in something I would never be able to experience in reality.
I’ve been in love with fantasy since I can remember. My dad would read The Hobbit to me every Christmas season. My grandmother was obsessed with fairies and dragons, she had the funky old hippy statues that they’d sell in tourist shops that depict fantasy characters. Growing up I had a wild imagination and I loved pretending like I was magical, I can remember playing outside and just letting my imagination go.
As I got older I started to really appreciate the genre and branch out. I truly believe Tolkien was what made me decide to pursue English and writing in college. The way he wrote and the depth that he created was something I wanted, and still want. I want to be able to create the world that I made up as a child on paper. That’s the best part of fantasy, dreams can be brought to life.
Do you like Fantasy? What’s your favorite genre? Let me know in the comments.