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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2017, 10:41:12 AM »
Romance here as well, other than that I read almost anything

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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2017, 11:40:43 AM »
For me it's literary fiction, and also contemporary or general fiction. I crave new experiences and concepts when reading for pleasure, so I don't bother with anything too much like normal life.

This thread is fascinating, because a lot of the genres mentioned already are huge sellers with significant audiences, romance and man-chest covers being amongst the most read books. It teaches us something: writing that appeals to a lot of people is also bound to repel quite a few others. Now, if we could figure out the overlaps between genre preferences and dislikes, that would be gold.

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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #27 on: November 01, 2017, 08:08:47 AM »
I tried to think of something but nope. I'll read anything that sounds interesting to me. As a general rule I don't pick up Christian fiction and yet one of my all-time favorite books is by Francine Rivers. I just never know what's going to catch my fancy.

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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #28 on: November 01, 2017, 10:05:48 PM »
I won't read Westerns or Romance. Unless aliens are involved. Then... I still won't read them.  :P

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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2017, 02:02:56 AM »
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« Reply #30 on: November 03, 2017, 01:21:24 PM »
I have to add overly realistic romance. They're both overweight and self-conscious. They have crappy jobs, boring lives and awkward sex. What happened to reading for escape?

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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #31 on: November 04, 2017, 04:46:28 PM »
Erotica
Self-Help (I read to be entertained, not improved)  ;)
Preachy Christian (I have enjoyed some Christian or Inspirational romance, but I don't want to be preached at)

I'm not much into History or Non-Fiction, but I have and would read them if I found the subjects interesting.
 
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« Reply #32 on: November 04, 2017, 06:04:59 PM »
Horror.

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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #33 on: November 05, 2017, 04:49:06 PM »
Like several others Christian lit and Westerns. I used to get Christian lit shoved at me as a kid by family and a lot of it was too preachy for me and I can't relate to the genre. I love historical fiction but Westerns have no appeal to me. Watching West World is as close as I get to anything Western.

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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #34 on: November 08, 2017, 10:29:57 AM »
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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #35 on: November 08, 2017, 02:58:26 PM »
Christian Business. You know those books where they tell you how to achieve goals through prayer.

Romance comes second, equally as realistic.


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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #36 on: November 08, 2017, 05:59:59 PM »
Romance comes second, equally as realistic.

As realistic as dragons, fey realms, and lords of the fairies ...   ::)
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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #37 on: November 09, 2017, 09:46:32 AM »
Christian Business. You know those books where they tell you how to achieve goals through prayer.

That's really a thing?

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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #38 on: November 09, 2017, 04:04:47 PM »
Westerns.

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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #39 on: November 14, 2017, 10:27:23 PM »
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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #40 on: November 17, 2017, 01:34:01 PM »
Christian literature, vampires, horror - specifically in this order. Although not asked, I love Crime, Mystery and Action Genre.

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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #41 on: November 17, 2017, 02:02:38 PM »
Christian Fiction and books with a ripped shirtless guy on the cover

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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #42 on: November 17, 2017, 03:19:43 PM »
There's no way I can pick just one!

Horror - I don't like gory bloodthirsty stuff

Mills and Boon type romances or historical "bodice-rippers"

Westerns - I have zero interest in all things cowboy

Books with an overt religious message - I don't care to be preached to and some of them are about as subtle as a sledgehammer, to the detriment of the story

War / battles, either historical or modern

Apocalypse / post apocalypse - you know, the world as we know it has ended and there's these few intrepid people left trying to stay alive while surrounded by cannibals, or plague, or zombies, or conquering aliens etc

So-called 'literary fiction' - in my experience that usually means dull, depressing and self-indulgent (your mileage may vary)

Not too keen on fantasy, made up worlds - faeries and dragons and the like

So yeah, I didn't realise I was so picky  :o  ;D

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« Reply #43 on: November 18, 2017, 08:18:40 AM »
I'm far too much of a scaredy-cat for horror, apart from that I'll try any genre.
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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #44 on: November 20, 2017, 07:41:24 AM »
I'll read just about anything but shifters or headless man-chest will almost certainly earn an insta-pass from me unless someone who knows me well highly recommends it.

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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #45 on: November 20, 2017, 11:27:17 AM »
Interesting that the responses are split just about 50/50 between genres folks won't read and covers/specific tropes that help make their decisions within genres.
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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #46 on: November 20, 2017, 05:34:35 PM »
Almost any thrillers.

Almost any romance or anything that's supposedly some other genre X or Y but where X or Y is window-dressing and the drama of who ends up shacked up with whom and how they get there steals the plot and page real estate.

Anything preachy.

Some types of horror.

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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #47 on: November 21, 2017, 04:26:37 PM »
As realistic as dragons, fey realms, and lords of the fairies ...   ::)

For some folks those are far easier to imagine...

Not romance, the concept, just some of those romance books I've seen. 






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« Reply #48 on: November 21, 2017, 04:28:00 PM »
That's really a thing?

Sadly, yes. There is a whole slew of them out there, and I recall reading an author on a Amazon select board (during a moment of nihilism) complaining about not selling any books.

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