Sunday, 2 June 2013

Armchair BEA What Did We Miss?

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Sarah of Puss Reboots
The Armchair BEA is on its final post; do you know I feel quite sad. The prompts have given me some real enjoyment to write and share and to meet other bloggers. More of that in the wrap up post a little later.

This final prompt is about the genres that have not been covered.
  • Historical Fiction  - I love historical fiction. I love the perhaps or interpreted look to previous times. Some of my favourite books in within this genre are
  • Travel  -  I enjoy reading travelogue type books. A recent favourite that I have mentioned several times this BEA is 
    • Without Reservations by Alice Steinbach which is a combination of memoir and travel.
    • Bill Bryson books - a particular favourite is Down Under
    • Michael Palin - I am a bit of a fan, with every single DVD & book of traveling
    • Billy Connolly - Over the last 20 years or so Billy has toured various parts of the world, each of these program types a mix of travel, gigs, history, humour. One of Scotland's most well known exports! Down Under & Route 66 are my favourites
  • Biography, Autobiography & Memoir - I enjoy reading of the lives of others. Some recent favourites are
  • Food & Cookery - I love books that bring together food and cookery and a little history and life
  • Mysteries - I love cozy mysteries, a gentle amount of unravelling without too much blood and gore, although I do like some gentle mysteries
Here is a picture medley!
The Food of Love by Anthony CapellaItalian Food by Elizabeth DavidAt Home by Bill Bryson1st to Die by James PattersonKinsey and Me: Stories by Sue GraftonDecaffeinated Corpse by Cleo Coyle

9 comments:

  1. I would definitely like to have a chance to write more about mysteries and detective lit!

    http://mwgerard.com/armchair-bea-wrap-up/

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    1. Hello and by coincidence I have just followed your blog!

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  2. Great choices -- especially Outlander!!! :)

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  3. I like historical fiction and since I review children's and middle grade, I think it is important for more of these books to go to bloggers. I think I have been sent one or two historical fictions in the last year. No biographies. I did receive three travel books for kids (all the same company) and those were fun.

    Mysteries are not really a defined genre in middle grade. Everything is basically fiction, but I have read many good middle grade mysteries lately. It would have been nice to see what others have read in kids books (mysteries).

    Nice end post.

    http://kid-lit-reviews.com (no longer at blogger)

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  4. I agree with you on the genres, especially travel and mysteries. I'm glad to have discovered your blog. Looks like you have a lot of interests when it comes to books.

    I also agree about the prompts. They've really had my fingers tapping.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Vikk; Good to meet you!

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  5. I love the genres you picked to share and love reading aout them all. I had no idea Michael Palin was a world traveler but only knew him from his role in the movie A Fish Called Wanda. I will have to check out his travel guides and the food books you suggested.

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    1. Oh yes, Michael Palin has done some great travels, Pole to Pole, Around the World in 80 days, Brazil is the latest. I keep hoping he will do a Palin Down Under!

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