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Subject: What is your favorite genre?
Date Posted: 7/24/2007 6:39 PM ET
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Mine are historical and paranormal. I never could get into contemporaries.

Date Posted: 7/24/2007 7:09 PM ET
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Date Posted: 7/24/2007 8:06 PM ET
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I bounce back and forth from Historicals to Contemporary,but i am picky about the storylines though.

Date Posted: 7/24/2007 8:15 PM ET
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Definitely contemporaries!  I do like a paranormal every now and again too.

Date Posted: 7/24/2007 8:25 PM ET
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I like them all except futuristic.  I might like that if I found one I enjoyed -- just haven't so don't try anymore.

Date Posted: 7/24/2007 8:31 PM ET
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I like contemporary with humor as well as hot! I'm also a sucker for SEALs  and that sort of character! oh and cowboys...still like contemporary best though but I have a few historicals and paranormals in my TBR pile...

Date Posted: 7/24/2007 8:35 PM ET
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If you had asked me this question 10+ years ago, I would have said I read 80% historicals and 20% contemporaries.


Today I would have to say I read 90% contemporaries and 10% historicals. 


I am happy to say that my reading tastes have grown and changed as I have.  I haven't remained stagnant. 

Date Posted: 7/24/2007 9:01 PM ET
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Mine is totally mood driven - not that I'm all that moody!

Sometimes all I want to read for a while is brain candy, sometimes romantic suspense, gritty mysteries, cozies, mystery & suspense or technothriller, paranormal, etc.  Then sometimes I get stuck in a particular era - most recently the 1930's with the Grace and Favor mysteries and the excellent Maisie Dobbs mysteries.  When I cleaned out my storage bins of books and posted, I could see clear genre patterns in each of the (blush) three bins.

The one thing they all have in common is that they are fiction!   At a fairly young age, I heard the phrase "All true stories end in death," and I have been addicted to fiction ever since!  My partner, on the other hand, will read only non-fiction.  We're like Jack Sprat and his wife I suppose.

Date Posted: 7/24/2007 9:29 PM ET
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I love Time Travels if they are well done.  ANYTHING with a Marine or a SEAL is tops on my list too.  And of course if the hero is Scottish (historical) I'm there. LOL


Date Posted: 7/24/2007 9:40 PM ET
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I love the Regency era, but very rarely read any of that genre because most are so poorly written. Also love romantic suspense- only the contemporaries, though!

Date Posted: 7/25/2007 12:57 AM ET
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I like historical (western, civil war, colonial); contemporary and some paranormal.  For dislikes, I guess it would have to be regency, I could never really get into those.

Date Posted: 7/25/2007 9:20 AM ET
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I read alot of historical romances.  I break it up with paranormal or a really short contemporary to break the flow.

Date Posted: 7/25/2007 7:11 PM ET
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Date Posted: 7/26/2007 11:36 AM ET
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Date Posted: 7/26/2007 3:45 PM ET
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My favorite genre is American Historicals (Americana), set in places like Kansas, Texas in the 1800s  but they are few and far between.  Most commonly read are Regencies; I like the longer books 400+ pages.  Do not like Medieval, contemporary, paranormal, futuristic, Civil War, mysteries, or romantic suspense.

I need to branch out more.  I've been reading Larry McMurtry lately.

Date Posted: 7/28/2007 3:46 PM ET
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Date Posted: 7/28/2007 10:02 PM ET
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I'm also one who reads based on their moods. I always have a variety in my TBR pile and then there's always my keepers if I need a guaranteed read. I like both contemporary and historicals. I haven't really gotten into the paranormals yet.

Date Posted: 8/1/2007 11:58 AM ET
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I don't read historicals anymore as I find the cultural and society rules too stifling for women.  My current favorites are romantic suspense, contemporary romances, paranormal, and periodically run futuristic.  I like to rotate them so as not to get into a rut. 

Date Posted: 8/2/2007 11:38 AM ET
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I haven't be able to get into historicals, the language just makes it hard to get through for me and most I've picked up star a huffy, spoiled young woman and I can't stand that type. :)

A while ago I was on a huge Blaze/Temptation kick (especially Jo Leigh) now I tend to like cozy/paranormal mysteries with a romantic side story or something like the Nora Roberts trilogies. When I do read "full out" romance, I like contemporary with a strong sense of humor and down-to-earth women with an interesting hobby (not the stick thin blonde type A woman- nothing wrong with that but I can't relate! lol) I like tall, dark and handsome heroes and if they're Irish or Scottish I'm sold ;)

Date Posted: 8/2/2007 11:40 AM ET
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historical (scottish/irish/british), I also like paranormal & time travel