I've been thinking about how different readers come to books with different reading backgrounds, and it got me thinking about the paths we take through subgenres.
For example, I came in with Outlander and Bitten and proceeded from there, and my subgenre path would be:
Urban Fantasy - paranormal - historical - erotica - contemporary.
I guess I'm not counting Outlander there. What is it, even? I haven't hit steam punk - is that a subgenre? Do people consider M/M a subgenre? You can have M/M of any subgenre, but I often see it called out separately. So M/M is in there after historical for me if it is. Also, though I read several of the Kushiel series, I didn't list fantasy in there. I don't consider myself a fantasy reader. Yet.
Okay, that's like nine questions! I need more coffee.
But do tell, what is your subgenre path? And if you have answers to any of my other questions, feel free.