Do you have a favorite genre?

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Do you have a favorite genre?
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Tue, 10-11-2011 - 1:56pm

I love that this board discusses all types of books, but I was wondering -- do any of you have a genre that you prefer over others? Or are you more of the "What am I in the mood for" type of reader?

I guess I consider myself

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Registered: 03-18-1999
Tue, 10-11-2011 - 7:10pm

I prefer mystery, suspense and thrillers.

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Wed, 10-12-2011 - 10:26am

Critter - I'm like you; even if a book is *awful* I have to finish it. I know many don't understand that, so I'm glad I'm not alone.

I'm curious about something you mentioned in your post. Is the Dexter tv show based on a book? I wanted to read it, but

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Wed, 10-12-2011 - 11:04am

Carol,

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Wed, 10-12-2011 - 11:18am

I'm selective in the romance books myself, preferring the authors you mentioned, for the same reasons you mentioned! Let's put it this way... when I'm reading a storyline and

Bea
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Wed, 10-12-2011 - 12:13pm

Thanks, Melissa! I picked up some good read suggestions from your post. I'll have to check out some of the Dexter books you mentioned; I didn't realize that the show was based on books, I just assumed the books came after. :smileywink:

*sigh* I just don't know why our husbands don't get it; mine has a room full of junk computer parts he holds on to like gold, but complains about my bookcases. Hey, at least I dust mine and they're way more useful and organized than his "collection"!

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Wed, 10-12-2011 - 4:58pm

When I'm looking for a new book and see a title that I've heard about here, or in the media, and I'm attracted to the subject matter, or just curious, I'll grab it at the library or at a used book sore or sale. sometimes one book will remind me of a book with a similar or contrasting perspective on the same topic. For example, "Discord's Apple" reminded me of

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Wed, 10-12-2011 - 5:50pm
I really enjoy the House of Night series by P.C. and Kristin Cast. I usually go for any kind of paranormal romance. Reading is an escape for me, and I really don't want to read anything too serious. I do love Embraced by the Light and The Five People You Meet in Heaven too.
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Registered: 08-11-2008
Wed, 10-12-2011 - 7:52pm

No, I don't have a single go-to genre, I try to read widely.

For instance, I just finished yesterday's Sarah Vowell's non-fiction The Wordy Shipmates about why the Puritans came to the Americas, and how what they thought and felt that still has repercussions in the present.

I'm currently reading Wicked Girls by Stephanie Hemphill, which is about the girls who cried "witch" in Salem in 1692 and it's a YA novel written in blank verse.

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Registered: 07-15-2000
Wed, 10-12-2011 - 8:34pm

I try to read a variety of genres, but I seem to be drawn to a good mystery/suspense.

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Thu, 10-13-2011 - 2:17pm

The first book by Jeff Lindsay (Darkly Dreaming Dexter) is the basis for the characxter and the entire first season of the TV series is closely based on this book.

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