Sunday, September 16, 2012

Genre Favorites Blogfest


How does he think them up?

Who's the greatest author's friend on the planet?

So many questions and I can't answer the first one, but author of the successful SF Cassa series is the answer to the second: yes today Alex J. Cavanaugh is hosting the Genre Favorites Blogfest
Not difficult. All I need to do is list my favorite genre of Movie, Music and Books. And a guilty pleasure genre. So here goes (hold onto your hats):
Not difficult did I say? That's like asking where my inspiration comes from...chorus time...I don't know! Carlos Fuentes   could have been talking about me when he said: "Don't classify me, read me. I'm a writer, not a genre". 

Let's start with movies, or films (ahem), because it's the easiest one. I like comedy. For example, I adored Peter Sellers in all "The Pink Panther" films . Here's a snippet from one if you want a laugh: "Does your dog bite?" 


That was easy. Now onto the difficult part.
Music: I could go on forever in this because I choose music to suit my mood. Here're three: 
Now books. The most difficult of all. Here are just three again (but I could go on forever about the genres I like, truthfully):
All over the place, that's me.

One of my guilty pleasures is watching the cheesiest, cringe-making but hilarious Carry On films from the 1960s. These low-budget films had one of the funniest lines in a British comedy. It's Kenneth Williams as Julius Caesar in Carry On Cleo when he's in fear of his life: 



"Infamy! Infamy! They've all got it in for me!"