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Old 11-09-2012, 02:51 PM
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Default What genre of books do you read?

Our local bookstore had a fifty cents sale and I kind of went crazy. I think I'll post some books here for a free cycle post but wanted to see what people actually read. I have an odd taste in books lol so checking to see if anyone might even like what I have
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:01 PM
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Fantasy mainly. Some supernatural if it's done well but I've not found a ton of those I really like. Some Science Fiction. I'm also a big fan of Post holocaust and dystopian storylines.

I also almost elusively read books with a female main character. Just one of my preferences.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:03 PM
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I really read anything.. Really all over the board there. I find I tend to prefer female authors.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:06 PM
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I'm reading a ton of young adult fiction lately, because I want to have something to talk to my students about (and suggest they read, if they claim they "don't like reading")
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:27 PM
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I'm all over the place, but my favorite is fantasy. I don't seem to read the same ones as most though. Patricia McKillip and Patricia Kennealy Morrison are two of my favorite authors, and I veer toward authors with Celt sounding names (natural storytellers, lol!) and Celt-based fantasy.
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:02 PM
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I read all sorts of different stuff... It depends on what I am in the mood for and what catches my interest.

The only genre I really do not read is romance...
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:10 PM
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Fantasy and science fiction mostly. I especially like dystopias (though oddly not some of the more famous ones, I don't like old books a lot of the time). I tend to like male main characters, but to be honest I can't think of one I've read with a female main character of the top of my head.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:29 PM
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I'm always really really surprised by how many on here are into fantasy/sci fi books - I had no idea they were so popular and don't know many IRL who read them.

I read all genres, but mostly all classics or modern books with really high reviews. I'm kind of a book snob, if I consider it "fluffy" I feel like it's a waste of time and I'd rather watch a movie. The lightest reading I've ever done is Jodie Picoult, and I wouldn't read anything by her by choice anymore.

I read a lot of plays, Shakespeare, Sartre, Albee, lots of post-modern (Pynchon, Vonnegut, Nabakov), A TON of Russian stuff (Dostoevsky, Tolstoy) - that's my favorite genre. Then other stuff like Love In The Time of Cholera, Moby Dick, Ragtime, The Poisonwood Bible, 10,000 Leagues Under The Sea, Candide, etc.

ETA: dystopian or fantasy/sci-fi has to be like Orwell or Bradbury or something. I also read a ton of children's novels, Bridge To Terabithia, Alice In Wonderland, Pinocchio, The Giver, etc.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:38 PM
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Not sure I really consider Alice a children's book
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:13 PM
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I'm a horror, mystery, sci fi, fantasy girl myself lol.

I'll try and get some books up this weekend
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