Monday, September 17, 2012

Guilty (Oops! I mean Genre) Favorites Blogfest

Thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh and his Guilty Genre Favorites Blogfest, I have a chance to spend today connecting with a few old blogger friends and meeting some new ones. To see the linky list of participants, hop over to Alex's blog.

My guilty genre favorites are:

MOVIES

Musicals, musicals, musicals. I love them all. Oldies like Singin' in the Rain, An American in Paris, and Funny Face or broadway hits like Phantom of the Opera and Jesus Christ, Superstar, or new stuff like Rock of Ages -- even drama with music like The Way We Were and Nashville.


MUSIC

I'm into easy listening light rock/country pop.

Okay, that's not a real genre, but that's the kind of music I hear on the radio station I prefer...granted, it's a mixed bag, but at least I don't have to listen to much rap or hard rock. I like everything from Total Eclipse of the Heart to Black Horse and the Cherry Tree to Before He Cheats.


BOOKS

This one is hard because I read in all genres, but I guess I'd have to pick crime fiction as my favorite. I can't even pick some examples because I love so many mystery/suspense/thriller authors.



GUILTY PLEASURE GENRE

No contest. It's family-friendly feel good movies like We Bought a Zoo, Seabiscuit, Overboard, and The Pursuit of Happyness.


Thanks, Alex. You keep coming up with these fun ways to bring bloggers together. I'm glad I could participate in this one.
 

26 comments:

Jemi Fraser said...

I love all your choices! Musicals didn't cross my mind for this, but I love them!! Love your music choices too :)

Margot Kinberg said...

Pat - Oh, these are great choices!! And some musicals are absolutely wonderful, so I'm glad you mentioned them.

baygirl32 said...

those are some good family movies! I love big black horse and the cherry tree

Karen Walker said...

I'm so with you on musicals. I've seen West Side Story probably 25 times.
karen

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

We Bought a Zoo was indeed a feel good movie. Yet another stupid animal movie I ended up enjoying.
Thanks for participating in my blogfest. Really enjoying reading everyone's choices this morning.

Arlee Bird said...

I like all of your picks. You've named some wonderful films. I'm really big on musicals.


Lee
Genre Favorites Blogfest
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Jeremy [HWR Curator] said...

feel good movies... gar! now add paul blart mall cop... now that is a feel good movie.

i kid, great list!

Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
Howlin' Wolf Records: On-Line Magazine

N. R. Williams said...

Hi Pat
Nice to see you again. Love your list. If you still need a guest blogger I'm available.
Nancy

Patricia Stoltey said...

Isn't this a bunch of fun? Alex comes up with such great blogfest ideas.

And yes, Nancy (and all the rest of you writers), I'm now scheduling guest bloggers for the first quarter of 2013.

kmckendry said...

I love your picks! We just watched the anniversary special of Phantom of the Opera it was fantastic!

Emily R. King said...

Great guilty pleasure. I love those kinds of movies too! But I don't watch them unless I'm ready for a good cry.

Donna Shields said...

Great picks. I could watch Overboard again and again.

Lynn Proctor said...

you had two of my favs--i have always loved Jesus Christ superstar--when it first came out, in my junior year of high school, our student teacher taught on this the whole time! i just loved the movie, we bought a zoo :)

LD Masterson said...

I love that you chose musicals. I didn't even think of doing that since there are so few new ones released these days, but they are definitely a favorite - especially the oldies.

Maryann Miller said...

Many of your choices resonated with me, too. I loved "We Bought a Zoo." Also "Seabiscuit." I could watch them over and over.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I just realized I called the blogfest by the wrong name in the title. It's supposed to be Genre Favorites Blogfest...I must be getting old. :D

Cynthia said...

I also love musicals. I like Phantom of the Opera too. Thanks for sharing!

Tamara said...

Wow. I must have seen Overboard ten times. I loved that movie when I was younger. I haven't thought about it in years. I'll have to watch it again now. :)

We Bought a Zoo was so cute, wasn't it?

Talli Roland said...

The Pursuit of Happyness is such a feel-good film. I loved it.

Great choices!

Alana said...

Glad to see you like country music. Since I live in Nashville, I'm surrounded by it and I love the atmosphere. I saw Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman at the grocery the other day. Also, Robert Plant, man....:)

Ella said...

I love family flicks~ Great choices! I am a big fan of musicals, also,too! :D

Patricia Stoltey said...

Thanks to everyone who stopped by -- instead of answering comments individually here, I'm trying to visit your blogs and respond there instead.

But a note to Alana. If I lived someplace where a lot of stars wandered around like regular people, I'd have a terrible time not acting like a groupie. {D

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Pat,


Dropping in from the blogfest. So nice to meet you,

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, '50's musicals and you hit on two of my absolute favs... Funny Face and Singing in the Rain.... Well anything with Gene Kelly is usually awesome.

Feel good movies ARE the best.

The Golden Eagle said...

Musicals can be great to watch. (And though I didn't think I'd like it, I enjoyed watching The Phantom of the Opera.)

Great choices!

James Garcia Jr. said...

Hello, Patricia. I love musicals, too. I loved the Jesus Christ Superstar shout-out. I was lucky enough to see the show twice. I'm more of a West Side Story fan than Seven Brides. Just sayin'.
Thanks for sharing.

-Jimmy
http://jamesgarciajr.blogspot.com/

Shannon Lawrence said...

Great choices! Have you seen the musical "Wicked" yet? Phenomenal!

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