There are many many genres to choose from, subgenres even, so why a particular one (or two, three etc.) and not others? I know that everyone knows what a genre is as Authors/writers, but I am wondering if anyone consciously chose a genre to write instead of drifted or was pulled to it (think Mermaid Sirens here if you'd like) by some unseen force, and conversely avoided others as if repelled.
Was it because that was what you read when you were younger? Or the opposite? Or was it accidental...your Aunt left XYZ book in the car and you read it out of boredom and loved it/hated it?
How did you find your genre and why?