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Mystery 32 28.07%
Action / Adventure 48 42.11%
Science Fiction 84 73.68%
Fantasy 62 54.39%
History 38 33.33%
Biographies 8 7.02%
Philosophy / Political Science 21 18.42%
Romance 9 7.89%
Other non-fiction 19 16.67%
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:20 PM   #1
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What are your favorite book genres?

What genres of books do you enjoy?

(poll courtesy of Litovsky)


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Old 10-12-2008, 10:26 PM   #2
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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.


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Old 10-12-2008, 11:45 PM   #3
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I haven't read a book since I was in high school ...wish there was an option for that.

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Old 10-13-2008, 12:20 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 10-13-2008, 02:10 AM   #5
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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.


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Science Fiction (That is what Star Wars is, after all ) 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).






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Old 10-13-2008, 02:50 AM   #7
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I checked everything. It really depends on the author and the book.


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Old 10-13-2008, 02:57 AM   #8
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I like anything that is a good read.

You left out the erotic literature option, btw.


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Old 10-13-2008, 10:20 AM   #9
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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.


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Old 10-13-2008, 10:28 AM   #10
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Fantasy, Philosophy, Biography, and Other Non-Fiction for me. I like the Science section of the bookstore / library.


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Old 10-13-2008, 12:52 PM   #11
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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.


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Old 10-13-2008, 01:32 PM   #12
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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.

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Old 10-13-2008, 02:35 PM   #13
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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!


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Old 10-13-2008, 03:24 PM   #14
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Old 10-13-2008, 05:27 PM   #15
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Sci-fi is the only kind of books I read!
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Old 10-13-2008, 06:02 PM   #17
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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)


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Old 10-13-2008, 06:24 PM   #18
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Science Fiction (That is what Star Wars is, after all )
I'd say Star Wars is more Fantasy than Sci Fi.


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Old 10-13-2008, 06:59 PM   #19
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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.


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Old 10-13-2008, 11:15 PM   #20
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Old 10-14-2008, 04:00 AM   #21
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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*






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Old 10-14-2008, 04:37 AM   #22
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When I did read books I did read quite a lot of Star Wars books... but now...


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Science Fiction (That is what Star Wars is, after all )
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I'd say Star Wars is more Fantasy than Sci Fi.
I agree with Astor on this one.

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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.


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Old 10-15-2008, 01:42 PM   #27
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Action, Sci-Fi, Fantasy...that pretty much covers what I read.


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Old 10-15-2008, 11:29 PM   #28
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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...



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Everything except romance, though I mainly read fiction novels.



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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?



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Old 10-18-2008, 10:35 PM   #32
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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.



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Old 10-19-2008, 07:32 AM   #34
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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.


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

Could it possibly have elements of both?
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Romance novels are my favorite XP
I read alot of non fiction as well, although biographies are a tad boring.


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