Genre Favorites Blogfest by Alex J. Cavanaugh

Tonight I’m taking part in the Ninja Master‘s Genre Favourites Blogfest.
Initially, I thought participating in this blogfest would be easy. After all, all I have to do is list my favourite genre of movie, music, books and a guilty pleasure genre from any of the three categories. But then I realised something… I don’t really have genre favourites! Seriously, I don’t! So, instead, I’m going to list a handful of my specific favourites in each category, which will give you an idea of how NOT clustered into genre they are.
Favourite movies
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Death at a Funeral
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Cruel Intentions
  • Knocked Up


Favourite music
  • Lisa Mitchell
  • Missy Higgins
  • The Beatles
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • The Eagles
  • Powderfinger

Favourite books

  • Room by Emma Donoghue
  • 48 Shades of Brown by Nick Earls
  • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (yes, I know, I know. Be quiet)
  • Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  • The Time-Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  • The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

My guilty pleasure 

Since I’m already breaking the rules, I’m going to share a guilty pleasure that doesn’t actually fit into any of the above genres. But it’s still entertainment, so I’m not straying too far. My guilty pleasure is… reality television. Right now, as I’m writing this, I’m watching Big Brother Australia (nomination night!) and taping X Factor Australia. I also quite enjoy Misbehaving Mums to Be and World’s Strictest Parents. I even like Border Security. Yes, it’s a very, very guilty pleasure!

Your turn

Do you have favourite genres or are your favourites all over the place like mine?



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21 responses to “Genre Favorites Blogfest by Alex J. Cavanaugh

  1. When it comes to books, my favourites are young adult, but I guess there are loads of different genres of young adult books, so … something with romance, fantasy, mystery …
    Movies and music are all over the place for me too! I can listen to Eminem and Debussy on the same car ride home 🙂

  2. I love your books. Before I Fall was one of my favorite reads last year!

  3. Ooo-Ooo… Before I Fall is on my TBR list. May need to bump that baby a little closer to the top. I enjoyed reading about your favs. And I’m shaking my head that this was posted at 8:34 pm your time, while my laptop says it’s only 8:34 am my time. hahaha Crazy time zones…

    Blogfest participant #126

  4. I enjoyed your favourites. excellent post. I only wrote about one as I didn’t know about the blogfest until today as I have just changed my blog.

  5. Well we currently have a presidential candidate (Mitt Romney) who is a fan of “The Jersey Shore” so I guess that if anyone is signing on to reality television, you are at least in good company with the Republicans in my country. That is…if you consider them good company. During commercials you guys could talk about how rich you are, how the poors are just looking for a handout, and how angels and unicorns are real.

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  7. Juliana Haygert

    Nice twist on the blogfest. I loved the “new” version of Romeo and Juliet. I still have the movie soundtrack CD 😉

  8. nancysthompson

    Except for Death at a Funeral, I love all your movie choices. And Room and The Time Traveler’s Wife were fantastic! Good choices!

  9. I like the Eagles, too. I enjoyed reading your lists.

  10. I’ve seen Romeo and Juliet and Moulin Rouge too many times to count, lol. Nice to meet you.

  11. Great list! My tastes are all over the place, too. I secretly like Jersey Shore – don’t tell anyone:)

  12. Fun blogfest! Do you know author Rena Jones? She LOVES Red Hot Chili Peppers and Powderfinger too.

  13. Not much in common with you here save for the music! I do like reality TV, but mainly the cooking shows like “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Master Chef.” That Aussie show about security at the airport hurts tourism if you ask me.

  14. Totally fun! I like your rule bending 🙂 We share a few favorite books and music… and my guilty pleasure is Grey’s Anatomy 🙂

  15. Arlee Bird

    Favorites are always a fun challenge for me to come up with. You have an interesting mix.

    Genre Favorites Blogfest
    Wrote By Rote

  16. Some reality TV can be quite addictive. We had a Celebrity Big Brother in the UK that I ended up following.

  17. I love reality TV, too. Certain shows anyway.
    Nice to meet you through this oh-so-fun bloggest:)

  18. The Golden Eagle

    There are a few specific genres that I prefer over others, but I do enjoy other genres from time to time.

  19. Hello, Cally. Yes, my favorites are all over the place. I write horror, but love Rom Coms. I love the songs in Moulin Rouge, and although I grew up with 80’s hair metal bands and live in California, I, too, love Missy Higgins.
    Great meeting you!


  20. Enjoyed your lists, but I admit to have never watched a minute of reality TV.

  21. There were several books and musicians I hadn’t heard of and several I have (and liked). I’ll have to look into some of those others.

    My Genre Favorites & Guilty Pleasures

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