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tk102 10-12-2008 10:20 PM

What are your favorite book genres?
 
What genres of books do you enjoy?

(poll courtesy of Litovsky)

Ctrl Alt Del 10-12-2008 10:26 PM

Almost everyhing, with the notabe exceptions of biographies and philosophy (although I have read some, it's a tiring reading). And that assuming that by "romance" you meant any fictional work.

Lynk Former 10-12-2008 11:45 PM

I haven't read a book since I was in high school :p ...wish there was an option for that.

mimartin 10-13-2008 12:20 AM

I would have thought my favorite book genre was Action/Adventure, but after counting my books they are largely History. Although I’m pretty sure some of those are actually fiction.

Jeff 10-13-2008 02:10 AM

I would say fantasy is my favorite genre, it is what most of my favorite book series' fall under. LotR/Silmarillion/The Hobbit and Harry Potter are my favorite book series. I haven't read anything new recently though.

Astor 10-13-2008 02:20 AM

Science Fiction (That is what Star Wars is, after all :p) and Historical Fiction are my two main favorites - but I do like to read a good biography, or occasionally a True Crime book (I have a somewhat unhealthy addiction to organised crime).

Great Scott! 10-13-2008 02:50 AM

I checked everything. It really depends on the author and the book.

Sabretooth 10-13-2008 02:57 AM

I like anything that is a good read.

You left out the erotic literature option, btw.

Rachel_Ewok 10-13-2008 10:20 AM

I like fantasy, sci-fi, and mysteries best. I grew up reading things like The Hobbit and Nancy Drew mysteries.

Now I still read The Hobbit, Nancy Drew mysteries (and a crapload of other mystery novels) but I've added Star Wars books into the mix, as well as some sci-fi classics like Strager in a Strange Land.

tk102 10-13-2008 10:28 AM

Fantasy, Philosophy, Biography, and Other Non-Fiction for me. I like the Science section of the bookstore / library.

Bokken 10-13-2008 12:52 PM

No historical fiction? Bernard Cornwell's SHARPE series. They're very good, and there's around 20 of them. By the time you get to the end of the series you forget what the beginning is.

LordOfTheFish 10-13-2008 01:32 PM

An excellent question!

I really enjoy science fiction, but I also enjoy fantasy, and fiction. Mystery will some times strike my interest. Sherlock Holmes certainly did... Depending upon what it's about, History books sometimes interest me.

SW01 10-13-2008 02:35 PM

History is my current favourite for recreation - I'm currently reading The Alexiad of Anna Komnena.

I've been into this genre for a few years, mainly Roman history leading into Byzantine history - great stuff! :D

Negative Sun 10-13-2008 03:24 PM

Sci-Fi, Asimov FTW!

GeneralPloKoon 10-13-2008 05:27 PM

Sci-fi is the only kind of books I read!

Rev7 10-13-2008 05:41 PM

  • Action /Adventure
  • History
  • Science Fiction
  • Non fiction

ChAiNz.2da 10-13-2008 06:02 PM

Mystery
Action / Adventure
Science Fiction
Fantasy

Had debated on History & Biography, but to be honest I haven't read a decent one in quite some time. It gets "honorable mention" for now, but no vote. (suggestions welcomed) ;)

tk102 10-13-2008 06:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Astor_Kaine (Post 2537932)
Science Fiction (That is what Star Wars is, after all :p)

I'd say Star Wars is more Fantasy than Sci Fi.

Jeff 10-13-2008 06:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tk102 (Post 2538221)
I'd say Star Wars is more Fantasy than Sci Fi.

Yeah, pretty sure this is correct.

I haven't read very many Star Wars books so that is why I did not mention them, but I guess I have read a few good ones. First book in the LotF series, and Labyrinth of Evil I remember being pretty good, but some of the others I just couldn't get into.

El Sitherino 10-13-2008 11:15 PM

I'm a romantic.

Astor 10-14-2008 04:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tk102 (Post 2538221)
I'd say Star Wars is more Fantasy than Sci Fi.

Yeah, that probably is more accurate... but i've still got plenty of Sci-Fi *looks at shelf of Star Trek books* :)

Drunkside 10-14-2008 04:37 AM

History for sure....

Lynk Former 10-14-2008 04:54 AM

When I did read books I did read quite a lot of Star Wars books... but now...


Hmm, I wonder how much I could get for all of them if I sell em...

LordOfTheFish 10-14-2008 09:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Astor_Kaine (Post 2537932)
Science Fiction (That is what Star Wars is, after all :p)

Quote:

Originally Posted by tk102 (Post 2538221)
I'd say Star Wars is more Fantasy than Sci Fi.

I agree with Astor on this one.

Sabretooth 10-15-2008 04:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LordOfTheFish (Post 2538797)
I agree with Astor on this one.

There was a massive debate thread regarding this in Ahto. Take a look around and you'll find it. ;)

But IIRC, GL himself had commented that Star Wars is fantasy and not science fiction. I'll have to dig that up, though.

LordOfTheFish 10-15-2008 07:49 AM

Oh, thanks.

Endorenna 10-15-2008 01:42 PM

Action, Sci-Fi, Fantasy...that pretty much covers what I read. :D

urluckyday 10-15-2008 11:29 PM

Lots of Star Wars reading, but I do venture into biographies about Bill Gates, and other tech stuff like that...it's only a luxury I can enjoy when the atmosphere is right, otherwise I get distracted, so I don't read too much, even though I want to... :(

The Betrayer 10-17-2008 06:41 PM

Everything except romance, though I mainly read fiction novels.

Negative Sun 10-18-2008 06:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sabretooth (Post 2538955)
There was a massive debate thread regarding this in Ahto. Take a look around and you'll find it. ;)

But IIRC, GL himself had commented that Star Wars is fantasy and not science fiction. I'll have to dig that up, though.

Or...or...or...this is a crazy idea, maybe the craziest ever, but bear with me:

Could it possibly have elements of both? :xp:

Lynk Former 10-18-2008 07:11 PM

@ Negative Sun: I am shocked and appalled by the very idea of what you have suggested!

jawathehutt 10-18-2008 10:35 PM

I can read pretty much anything, although I havent read many romance or mystery books that I really liked, although I dont mind elements of them being in other genres.

Commander Obi-Wan 10-18-2008 10:55 PM

Last book I read was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. :p

Serpentine Cougar 10-19-2008 07:32 AM

Fantasy and Sci-Fi are my thing, though I read a lot of historical fiction when I was younger, for school. I also read classics (like Dickens or Shakespeare) from time to time.

Sabretooth 10-20-2008 02:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Negative Sun (Post 2540645)
Or...or...or...this is a crazy idea, maybe the craziest ever, but bear with me:

Could it possibly have elements of both? :xp:

Now we go to war.

Nedak 10-22-2008 12:07 AM

does pornography count?

RoxStar 10-22-2008 05:47 PM

Philosophy / Poli Sci

A Galaxy Foreseen 10-26-2008 02:23 PM

Action / Adventure

LordSerion 11-01-2008 10:50 AM

Action/Adventure, Science Fiction, History and (don't laugh, please) Romance.

zelda 41 11-03-2008 06:04 PM

Romance novels are my favorite XP
I read alot of non fiction as well, although biographies are a tad boring.


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