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“Which Genre Do You Like Best?”

Sunday, March 23, 2008
Posted in: Reader poll

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OK, that’s another question from The Reader Poll over at Let’s Gab.

The choice of answers are:

Contemporary

Romantic Suspense

Historical

Paranormal

Sci-Fi

Urban Fantasy

Young Adult

Suspense/Mystery

I chose contemporary. This would have been followed closely by romantic suspense.

European Hystericals tend to bore me because more often than not, some of the authors who write the EH’s that I’ve read thus far, write with an American ‘voice’. Lisa Kleypas’ historicals are fab, but I think this is because she has such┬álovely heroes and her heroines aren’t quivering wrecks.

I love watching period pieces though, can’t get enough of them.

Incidentally I watched the latest version of Pride and Prejudice with my mother last night, and we both loved it. I was never that big a Colin Firth fan (I liked him just fine as Darcy, but I wasn’t overwhelmed), so it wasn’t a stretch for me to enjoy the new Darcy. Keira Knightley did a good job too, even though I generally try to avoid her films if I can. And no, I haven’t watched Pirates, and probably wont.

Anyway, I digress…

To this day, I still have no idea what urban fantasy means, so I avoid any books labelled as such like the plague.

I like watching sci-fi movies, but can’t bear to read them, and most paranormals with a few notable exceptions (Nalini Singh’s books), annoy the f*ck outta me. Especially when the world building is ridiculously complex.

Have I already mentioned how much I hate vampire romances? Urrrggghh.

Anyway, if you haven’t already, go and vote now, and don’t forget the other polls on the sidebar.

7 Comments »


  • Katie
    March 23
    11:26 am

    I always thought I was the only one who doesn’t understand the concept of Urban Fantasy *lol*. I already voted, first comes contemporary, then historicals, though the number of reads is really small today. Happy Easter.

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  • Have you tried Grimspace?

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  • Michelle
    March 23
    2:38 pm

    For Urban Fantasy I recommend starting with a classic-Emma Bull’s War for the Oaks.

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  • I’ve always loved fantasy best–epic, high, heroic, alternate history, whatever you’ve got. That wasn’t on the list, but I know a lot of fantasy is lumped in with paranormal, so I was stuck picking that–even though I tend to not be a fan of true paranormals.

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  • You should try S. L. Viehl for sci-fi romance, Karen. She does great world-building but it doesn’t overwhelm you and there’s always hot romance. She also does vampire romance under Lynn Viehl and although I was skeptical at first (because I mean, c’mon, enough with the vampire romances already!) she does a great job of putting a fresh spin on it and making it interesting.

    I think the key is, if you’re a good storyteller, you can take any concept (no matter how old or tired), run with it, and pull it off brilliantly. The tick is to find this authors and stick to them like glue. ;D

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  • I will always be a die hard historical romance fan. That was what started me in this genre even though I have become a big fantasy/paranormal freak lately.

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  • I am a huge historical romance fan. I enjoy others, but always return to the historicals.

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