Genre Favorites Blogfest: Guilty Pleasures

Well today my friend Alex Cavanaugh is hosting:

Genre Favorites Blogfest, September 17, 2012

One blogfest, four favorites!
List your favorite genre of:
And a guilty pleasure genre from any of the three categories!
This will be short and sweet compared to my usual blogposts, since not a lot is required. And so, I shall list my four.
Movie: Science Fiction without a doubt


Star Wars: A New Hope made stories come to life and made it my dream to tell stories. And I’ve been hooked ever since. I love me some good escapism, frankly, and I love to imagine new and different worlds, places, and people. It’s why I love travel so much.
Music: Tough call, I’d say 80s pop/rock


I am an 80s kid, and Time/Life’s Sound Of The 80s is like a scrapbook of memories. I just love the stuff. And I think I was lucky to grow up in such a rich musical era.


Books: Science Fiction & Fantasy again with thrillers a close second


My reading tastes are diverse but SFF are certainly my first love. Luckily, there’s a lot of diversity within them and by hosting SFFWRTCHT and interviewing authors, I wind up reading many I might not have discovered on my own. Lately, even YA and Paranormal Romance have entered the mix. Guess I should do more horror but I’ve had a couple of those too.


Guilty Pleasure: Tough call because I have to admit it publicly…so here goes… Journey. I can’t get enough of it. I could air guitar to it until the sun goes down and rises again. Okay, not that embarrassing or uncommon, but alas, it’s true. I even love the Glee versions to sing along with.


So, there you have my Genre Guilty Pleasures. What are yours?

Bryan Thomas Schmidt is the author of the space opera novels The Worker Prince, a Barnes & Noble Book Clubs Year’s Best SF Releases of 2011  Honorable Mention, andThe Returning, the collection The North Star Serial, Part 1, and several short stories featured  in anthologies and magazines.  He edited the anthology Space Battles: Full Throttle Space Tales #6 for Flying Pen Press, headlined by Mike Resnick. A freelance editor, he’s edited novels and nonfiction and also hosts Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer’s Chat every Wednesday at 9 pm EST on Twitter under the hashtag #sffwrtcht. A frequent contributor to Adventures In SF PublishingGrasping For The Wind and SFSignal, he can be found online as @BryanThomasS on Twitter or via his website. Bryan is an affiliate member of the SFWA.

21 thoughts on “Genre Favorites Blogfest: Guilty Pleasures

  1. Journey – that’s funny!
    We like the same in movies and books, but no surprise there.
    And how do you feel about Pop Rocks?
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest. I kept it simple for a reason!

    1. I love Journey and Kansas. Those are my bands above all else in rock. Pop Rocks, meh. They’re okay but I was never really crazy about them.

    1. See, Tim? That’s why I’m not all that embarrassed by it. It’s awesome stuff musically and lyrically compared to some of the crap out there and their energy live still amazes. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I’m another 80’s kid. I can’t believe how many years ago it was. It doesn’t feel like I was a teenager that long ago. haha. Go JOURNEY!!!

  3. I’m with you on the 80s music. Grew up in the 80s and 90s, plus I also enjoyed the music my parents listened to, meaning my taste also encompasses some 50s and 60s music!

  4. Dropping by from the Genre BlogFest.

    I tend to enjoy Sci Fi movies because a lot of them are coupled with action (my fav!). In terms of music, my guilty pleasure is Taylor Swift. I’m not sure how that would compare to Journey? lol

  5. Hi, Bryan. I loved your guilty pleasure. Journey, huh? That’s awesome! Me, too, but then I love all rock music. I jumped on that comment because I live in Kingsburg, California. That’s only a few minutes north of Hanford, where I was born. I mention that because that’s where Steve Perry is from. Small world, huh?


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