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One thing I know from being a fantasy reader is that fantasy readers will NEVER admit to real life people who are not readers, that they read fantasy. I mean, at least I don’t. They are like – oh, you read made up gibberish. And I am like – Excuse me? Yeah. This world is a brutal place. Can’t even read without judgy faces peering to get a glimpse at the book title 😒

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Fortunately, I have some fantasy reader friends over here in my online home, who tag me for “get to know the reader tag”! So, thank you Rachel @a bookworm’s paradise for tagging me, and let’s dive right in!

Rules:
  • Make sure you give credit to the original creators of this tag – this tag was originally created by Bree Hill.
  • If you want to, pingback to the post you first saw this tag
  • Have fun!
Play along if you want, and let me know your answers in the comments below!
1. What is your fantasy origin story? (The first fantasy you read)

honestly i really don’t remember. i started reading very young. does noddy count? if not noddy then little red hiding hood, or ali baba and the forty thieves.

2. If you could be the hero/heroine in a fantasy novel, who would be the author and what’s one trope you’d insist be in the story?

i want to name quite a few authors, but i fear, because they are fantasy authors (duh) they will kill me off. So, i don’t know about the author, but i do know that i want a found family trope, or maybe a magic school. i mean if you don’t have a cadre, or an inner circle, or hogwarts, or camp half-blood. then no. thank you very much. i will live.

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3. What is a fantasy series you’ve read this year, that you want more people to read?

i just finished reading from blood and ash series. i binge read it in like four days, and gosh it’s the most addictive thing ever. guys, it’s definitely 16+ in fact it’s 18+ so young peeps here, please stay away. (or read at your own risk). for younger people i recommend throne of glass series, which i re-read earlier this year.

4. What is your favourite fantasy subgenre?

sword and sorcery (yep. this is a real sub genre) and dark fantasy (i could kill for it) and ughh romance (i live for it).

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5. What sub-genre have you not read much from?

gunpowder fantasy. so this basically means that there is guns and bombs and bullets in the books. it’s one of the reasons i still haven’t read the six of crows duology. because if i am gonna read a fantasy book i want swords and daggers and arrows and hell fire. guns are great. but swords rule. and ahh yes – historical fantasy. no thanks. i have had enough history to last my entire life. i will pass.

6. Who is one of your auto-buy fantasy authors?

definitely sarah j maas and cassandra clare. usually, i don’t like all the books by a particular author. i tend to like a particular book or series, but these two authors never fail to impress me. and i know a lot of people don’t vibe with them and etc etc. but hey, i love them. and it’s fine. and i think despite all the “issues” they can definitely help you get into the genre.

7. How do you typically find fantasy recommendations? 

everywhere but mostly social media – youtube, fellow bloggers, instagram and mostly goodreads, because i like to choose what i read.

8. What is an upcoming fantasy release that you’re excited for?

does anyone has to ask? our violent ends by chloe gong and a shadow in the ember by jennifer armentrout.

9. What is one misconception about fantasy that you’d like to lay to rest?

that it’s gibberish. i mean not gonna lie, but the person saying it is gibberish. that was rude i know, but seriously. they need to stop saying this. fantasy books are made up obviously, and so are other fiction books (duh) but this genre is so vast and so deep, you just can’t pass a loose end comment before giving it a shot. it teaches you a lot.

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10. If someone had never read a fantasy before and asked you to recommend the first 3 books that come to mind as places to start, what would those recommendations be?

this question always scares me, because you are either going to love it or hate it. so *crossing my fingers* harry potter, percy jackson and something by sarah j maas, or cassandra clare.

11. Who is the most recent fantasy reading content creator you came across and would like to shout out?

uhh no one? i mean no one recent. all those big ol’ booktubers, and i am pretty sure you know them. but eh i will add them.

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if you want to do this, go ahead!! i would love to read your answers!!

ps. i have suddenly developed a dislike for capital letters, for reasons unknown. 👀 hence, the lack of them in this post.

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  1. Wait it is Ali baba and the forty thieves lol. From Blood And Ash was not for me but these answers were awesome! I am gonna do this soon or whenever I actually complete my backlog of posts

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  2. Awesome post, though I find myself advertising that I read fantasy, to hide my love for romance 😉

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  3. Exactly! It’s like the worst thing you could do, but then the people that would judge me for liking romance probably don’t know erotica exists…

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  4. Ahhhh love this tag (and your answers) 😆
    I’ve never had someone tell me fantasy is gibberish, but a friend of mine was recently telling her dad about KOTLC (which she’s reading), and he said something along the lines of that 😪
    Also… MERPHY NAPIER AND DANIAL GREENE

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  5. Apart from Pinterest, GR, and tumblr, I’m afraid not :/ I didn’t want to open any accounts till I pass 12th, so I don’t waste any more time than I already do

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  6. 1. What is your fantasy origin story? (The first fantasy you read)

    Being the “old” follower my first fantasy book/series I discovered while in High School, Gutenberg had just invented the printing press by Andrew Offutt called Cormac Mac Art. An Irish folk hero, lots of swords, sorcery and druids.

    2. If you could be the hero/heroine in a fantasy novel, who would be the author and what’s one trope you’d insist be in the story?

    The author would be Patrick Rothfuss, just drop me into his Kingkiller Chronicles as a friend of Kvothe and I’d be set. Who doesn’t like an orphan with secret powers, a school of magic, pubs, monsters, fairies and impossible odds.

    3. What is a fantasy series you’ve read this year, that you want more people to read?

    I picked up an omnibus by Naomi Novik (the Temeraire series) not realizing it was about dragons, I totally have no interest in dragons but I loved it.

    4. What is your favourite fantasy subgenre?

    Again, being the old guy my idea of fantasy subgenre was adult vs YA books (stop laughing). Did a little research (https://richiebilling.com/fantasy-writing/the-many-sub-genres-of-fantasy) and it appears nearly all of the above but if I had to pick a single genre I’d say Epic Fantasy. Who doesn’t love 2,000 pages filled with good vs evil, magic, swords, elves, dwarves, and orcs.

    5. What sub-genre have you not read much from?

    Historical Fantasy is far from my “go to” fantasy fix.

    6. Who is one of your auto-buy fantasy authors?

    Patrick Rothfuss, recently I’ve been trending female in my purchases picked up books authored by Sarah J Maas, Adalyn Grace, Sabaa Tahir, and Melissa Caruso.

    7. How do you typically find fantasy recommendations?

    Bloggers and Goodreads.

    8. What is an upcoming fantasy release that you’re excited for?

    Seven Deaths of an Empire by GR Matthews

    9. What is one misconception about fantasy that you’d like to lay to rest?

    My wife regularly calls it “dumb,” and as I tell her it is an adventure, an escape from reality, and after the last 12 months who doesn’t need an escape.

    10. If someone had never read a fantasy before and asked you to recommend the first 3 books that come to mind as places to start, what would those recommendations be?

    This is tough especially since I love long dragged out stories, but I’d recommend The Hobbit, Her Majesty’s Dragon (Naomi Novik) and Bohemian Gospel (Dana Carpenter)

    11. Who is the most recent fantasy reading content creator you came across and would like to shout out?

    Not the most recent but my long term go to blog for reviews and ideas – FanFiAddict (https://fanfiaddict.com)

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  7. I forgot to mention this. If you have a kindle unlimited subscription, you can get this series for free. The last book is yet to be released so maybe we’ll buddy read🤞🤞

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  8. Oh dear, although we read a lot but we only read phantasy when we have to. Actually, we find phantasy boring. Especially the style is uninspired – at least of these phantasy books we had to assess. It seems to us that these novels are full of cliche and often quite kitschy and unreflected.
    Have a happy week
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  9. Woahh, I loved this post! I would also recommend Harry Potter and Percy Jackson to those who’ve never read fantasy. For me though, I feel like some books (like HP and PJ) are like the perfect books. They have thriller, comedy, fantasy, adventure, action and everything! Have you read the Hunger Games and The Maze Runner series btw?

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  10. great post! honestly, the reason why i love fantasy so much is because of the fact that i can escape my life problems and go to these other worlds. sometimes though i feel like fantasy is getting too repetitive but then some new book comes out that blows me away so then im still always in the clutches of fantasy 🙂

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  11. This is such a fun tag! I enjoyed reading your answers. Like you, I’m also partial to swords/daggers/arrows as opposed to guns/bombs/bullets but I’ve heard so many good things about Six of Crows that I’m ready to read it as well. While I read anything that sounds interesting, I do live for romance and have From Blood and Ash on my TBR. It’s great to hear you this is a set of books you recommend.

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  12. All i wanna say is “😂😂😂”
    I totally enjoyed your post😂💝
    I hate harry potter, because i don’t like harry 😒
    By the way include
    “Ten thousand doors of januray” anywhere👀

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  13. Ah totally relatable. i also didn’t want to do it till after 12th but i got bored lol. but fortunately, i am not addicted, in fact i am not that addicted to social media so it’s easier for me 😄 well, then see you on those platforms later!

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  14. An Irish folk hero, lots of swords, sorcery, and druids — this sounds fabulous! I am definitely trying this out!!
    Patrick Rothfuss’s name of the wind is amazing! I really enjoyed it, but it was a bit slow for my taste, nonetheless, I look forward to reading the rest of the books by him. and I LOVE dragons! but I feel like Eragon is the only book that has a lot of dragons in it. the other books feature dragons, but it’s not that prominent. I am adding the book to my list!
    (u thought it was ya and adult – not gonna lie that made me laugh) and I really adore epic fantasy books, but gods they intimidate a bit too much. 😅 and I am so glad to hear that you have been making a few purchases by female authors! Have you read the ember in the ashes! It’s by sabaa tahir and it’s absolutely stunning! Oh and believe, being a fantasy reader, “dumb” is a word that I hear very often. and you are so very right! these books are like teleport crystals! I LOVE THEM!
    personally, I don’t prefer long dragged out series. I like really fast-paced and happening stories, with tons of action and gore. but I do love the hobbit! you should try out books by George r.r. martin, I have a feeling you might like them!
    and I just checked out FanFiAddict. I am definitely going to explore more of their website! It’s super cool!
    and hey, Danny thank you so much for playing along! I had a blast reading your answers! have a good day, and keep reading ✌️

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  15. Ahh thankx aditi!! I know right!! I feel like those two series get almost everyone into reading!! they are perfect yess!! yep! I have read both the series. I am not a great fan of the hunger games though. I prefer Divergent more, and maze runner is probably the fastest-paced book that I have read!!! I couldn’t put it down at all! I think I read it in one sitting within like three hours or so. I didn’t like the ending though. I felt like it could have been better. but it wasn’t that bad either. what are your thoughts on them?

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  16. Ohh, I really enjoyed the Hunger Games! Omg yess, I love Divergent too!! Have you read the full series (because I wanted to say something but I don’t want it to be a spoiler for you I’d you didn’t!) Yess, I agree with you about the Maze Runner. My favorite is probably the first one and actually, I got into reading it through the movies. The first time I heard of it was when I watched the first movie with my friends. I really love it! What other books do you like?

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  17. hard agree! and yes. the books can get cliched and have similarities, I still love them, because sometimes authors can come up with great twists and it’s totally worth it. and even if it is the same old, the world, premise, and characters are always different. but some books are really disappointing. thankx for reading! 😄

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  18. I am really looking forward to reading soc, and I have a feeling that I will like it, but I just don’t look forward to the idea of guns and bombs. and READ FROM BLOOD AND ASH ASAP!!! if you live for romance, trust me you will like it, besides it has a great plot and world building. so, it’s not just the romance.

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  19. what is funny? 😅 I don’t get it 😅
    thank you rabbia!!
    ah understandable. I despised him when I was younger and I refused to touch the book ever, then I read a book and loved it and later realized that it was harry potter lol.
    that book sounds great! I can’t add it now though, because I haven’t read it 😅 I will do it after I read it 😄
    thankx for the comment 😄

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  20. I loved the divergent too!! and yes, I have finished the series. I read it like four years ago haha. and yes!! the first one is the best! I was like omg the book stretched over events in just three days. I was like WOW. I am so glad that you like it 😄 oh and i like a ton of other books, and it would be too tedious to name them haha. so i will just tell you the names of few of my fav authors, and you want to know more you can try checking out some of my posts. so my fav authors are – sarah j maas, Cassandra clare, jay kristoff, Jennifer armentrout, laini taylor, Philip pullaman, Jennifer niven etc etc. 😅 😅 there are many more but i can’t think of them right now.

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  21. Yeah no problem, I’m also working on some other things at the moment and I already recently did a Collab. I was wondering for a Collab in the future :))

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  22. This was fun, made me think which is cool. Sabaa Tahiti is on my “wish list.” I know what you mean about epic fantasy being intimidating, all depends on my mood. Just tore thru Dark Shores. Totally enjoyed it, sort of shallow as to content and character development but enjoyable all the same. Currently reading A Memory Called Empire (scifi so it is off topic) but The Priory of the Orange Tree is lined up next. Enjoy, thanks again, great topic.

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  23. Ohh 😂😂😂 right. The gifs. I love the Disney gifs.

    I know!! And I was trying to say that I will add it after I read it, because how will I talk about it otherwise 😅

    😂 Well that was what we call some good ol’ confusion lol

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  24. Yass!!! Percy Jackson and HP all the way!!! have you read ‘A Court Of Thorns and Roses’ series by Sarah J. Mass?? It’s Amazing!! (my inner bookworm and fangirl is going to burst!!)
    and also… I can’t tell you how much I relate to “fantasy-readers not admitting that they’re fantasy readers”😂😂 Is it just me who is Kinda-ridiculed??

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  25. Yesss!!! And yes. I have read the acotar series. Yes it IS amazing! And I love it, though personally I like the throne of glass series better. But acosf totally bought me over!! And haha. True. I can never tell people that I read fantasy stuff. Because to non readers I feel like thriller mystery is the only serious genre that exists. (Sighs) and trust me u r not the only one haha

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  26. Sarah J Maas is also one of my auto-buy authors. As for Six of Crows, you should give it a shot! I don’t normally like guns and stuff in fantasy, but somehow this book makes it work. It still feels very much like a fantasy world and the characters are awesome!

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  27. Yes! For some reason I always like the books by sjm! And yess. I do plan to read the six of crows duology, I am just a bit wary. Because besides having guns, it’s like super hyped. 😅 And so many love it. So yeah. I do enjoy fantasy with guns every now and then though. Like for example these violent delights totally rocked it. Have you read it?

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  28. Now you’re getting me excited to read Throne Of Glass series … I haven’t read them yet. And ikr!!! ‘Thriller-mystery’ is seriously overrated.( I love them tho)… It feels good to know that I’m not alone😅😂

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  29. Ahh yess. Y am I seeing this comment only now? 😂🤦 But yes. I think this was one of the very first books that made me ugly cry. Honestly I don’t understand y ppl hate Allegiant soo much. I think it was a very bold move on Veronica’s part u know … killing off the main character like that. And she pulled it off pretty nicely.

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  30. It’s okk 🤣 Yeahh same here! People say that Allegiant isn’t good but I personally love it! Yeahhh, I agree with you on that!

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