I've never been drawn to books, t.v. shows, or movies that deal with ordinary things. Give me something weird, something unusual, something fantastic. Why? I guess it's because, to me, real life can be rather boring sometimes. Don't get me wrong, I love my family and friends, but I need an escape outlet when seeking entertainment:)
So I guess that I'm drawn to anything under the speculative fiction umbrella. Aliens, space travel, time travel, dystopias, ghosts, angels, faeries, and zombies all rock my world. (I'm getting tired of the vampires/werewolves thing.) It's the element of the unknown, taking an ordinary person in ordinary circumstances and throwing them smack dab in the middle of something extraordinary that gets my blood to pumping.
If you could look at my bookshelf you'd see The Hunger Games trilogy, The Gemma Doyle series, The Mortal Instruments series, The Dead-Tossed Waves, The Forest of Hands and Teeth, Life As We Knew It (and the two sequels), Hex Hall and so on, with only a few contemporary titles spaced out.
This isn't something I've latched onto recently - I've always gravitated toward the strange and unusual. (Hmmm...does that make me strange and unusual? ) Anyway, I remember when I was little, I LOVED watching Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, all of the Indiana Jones movies, and Poltergeist. Yeah, strange pickings for a kid, much less a female. My friends thought I was weird, but oh well, it's what I liked.
So what kinds of things do you like to read or what types of t.v. shows/movies do you tend to watch? Any suggestions for me to read/watch? (And I'm not a snob toward other genres - I'm willing to check out anything if I get a recommendation.) Thanks!