Genre In Depth

Genre in Depth: Thrillers

Genre in Depth is a new series on Fictionally Sam where we delve into different genre and see how they began, their characteristics, and books within that genre, etc. New genre every first and last Wednesday of the month!

Happy Wednesday Storytellers! It’s finally April and things are going amazing as we are waddling deeper into the trenches of Bookending Spring! If you don’t know what Bookending Spring is, it’s basically a seasonal event that I and my partner in crime Clo @ Book Dragons created and run that aspires to bring the book blogging community closer together! To find out more about it and how to get involved, check out our announcement post here: Bookending Spring 2019 Announcement. We’d love to have you join in on the fun!

In today’s installment of Genre in Depth, we are going to be taking a look into the Thriller genre and see what exactly gets this fast paced genre’s heart racing. Like previously with mysteries, I don’t read a lot of thrillers –which I am trying to fix! With that said, I would like to point out that I took to my lovely friends for recommendations for books specifically for this post as I haven’t read much in this genre that I feel comfortable in giving you a recommendation. I trust their judgement 100% and if they rec it than I rec it too!

So grab your chair, get comfy, and let’s get thrilled!

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Genre In Depth

Genre in Depth: Mystery

Genre in Depth is a new series on Fictionally Sam where we delve into different genre and see how they began, their characteristics, and books within that genre, etc. New genre every first and last Wednesday of the month!

I spy with my little brown eyes a very late post. I know what you are going to say, “aren’t these suppose to be posted on Wednesdays?” and yes Karen, yes they are supposed to be up on Wednesday– but who would have thought that mystery had so…much? I wanted to do this genre justice, and as I got deeper into my research I realized that this one was going to take more time than I originally planned and allotted for. So here we are.

Today’s installment we are going to look at the genre of mystery and all that it holds (which is a whole of a lot). As I probably have only read two series and a standalone that could be considered part of the mystery genre (thank you Nancy Drew and the Sammy Keyes series!) I found that I too learned so much about this genre, and now I am honestly really intrigued to pick up a few books in the Mystery spectrum and delve into their stories! With that said, I would like to point out that I took to my lovely friends for recommendations for books specifically for this post as I haven’t read much in the genre to be able to fully give you a recommendation. I trust their judgement 100% and if they rec it than I rec it too!

So grab your chair, get comfy, and let’s evaluate the clues!

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Genre In Depth

Genre in Depth: Speculative Fiction

Genre in Depth is a new series on Fictionally Sam where we delve into different genre and see how they began, their characteristics, and books within that genre, etc. New genre every first and last Wednesday of the month!

We began this series earlier this year with an indepth look at Science fiction and the history behind the genre, and so far we have waddled through many different genres that have incapsulated our hearts in many different ways.

However…

What about a genre that incapsulates not only us…but other genres? In today’s installment we are going to take journey through the life and body of Speculative fiction which in more recent years has become the umbrella term for many of the world famous genres like Science Fiction and Fantasy.

So grab a seat and get comfy, cause its about to be a time!

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Genre In Depth

Genre in Depth: Romance

Genre in Depth is a new series on Fictionally Sam where we delve into different genre and see how they began, their characteristics, and books within that genre, etc. New genre every first and last Wednesday of the month!

Welcome to February folks, the month of love and chocolates–or if you are super single like me, the month of single awareness. These next 28 days (especially the first 14) are a time here in the States; people from everywhere show their appreciation for those they love through grand gestures, sugary sweets, popping the big question, and taking out the trash without being asked. As for me, this month is a time where I binge read a crap ton of sappy love stories that will remind me that I’m single and my period is about to start. Like I said, a time.

But speaking of love stories–in this installment of Genre in-depth, we get to take a look at one of my top favorite genres around–you guessed it! Romance! Continue reading “Genre in Depth: Romance”