Maybe I should have named my blog Potpourri or Pastiche or simply a Savory Stew because I aim to throw a lot of different things into the pot, mostly about reading, writing and art, but many other things, too, because I’ve lived a long time and have a lot of interests. I also will include here thoughts of others I come upon who share my loves. Including those of you who care to share your thoughts and impressions.
Vampires, Zombies and Other Popular Genres
posted by Ed Farber on April 7, 2013

I uncovered a fact about reading (and writing) today which was a surprise to me but not to most people out there. The most popular genres appear to be supernatural (vampires, zombies, ghouls and ghosts); a subgenre of that genre: romance (among vampires, zombies, ghouls and ghosts); and YA which is short for young adult (and that includes vampires, too.) Since I haven’t read a young adult book since Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (and those probably don’t qualify) I certainly am no expert, but a lot of younger writers are into that in a big way. My first encounter with a vampire was at the movies when I first saw Dracula as acted by Bella Lugosi, and he certainly was no romantic hero.

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