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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, 10:05:48 PM »
I won't read Westerns or Romance. Unless aliens are involved. Then... I still won't read them.  :P

Actually, it's just Romance I won't read. 

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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2017, 02:02:56 AM »
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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #29 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 #30 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 #31 on: November 04, 2017, 06:04:59 PM »
Horror.

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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #32 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 #33 on: November 08, 2017, 10:29:57 AM »
Erotica
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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #34 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 #35 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 #36 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 #37 on: November 09, 2017, 04:04:47 PM »
Westerns.

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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #38 on: November 14, 2017, 10:27:23 PM »
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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #39 on: November 17, 2017, 01:34:01 PM »
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. Male extra results can be found at http://thejemreport.com/male-extra-review 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.

Christian literature, vampires, horror - specifically in this order. Although not asked, I love Crime, Mystery and Action Genre.
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« Reply #40 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 #41 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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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #42 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 #43 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 #44 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.
A book, I think, is very like a little golden door.
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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #45 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 #46 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 #47 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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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #48 on: December 01, 2017, 11:11:06 AM »
Contemporary romance...will read historical as long as the research is correct and the lead characters don't have stupid names like Lady Dawn Lyn (who was supposed to live in the 9th century) and Lady Fallon (named straight out of Dynasty.)
Gritty modern day thrillers/spy stuff
Dan Brown type stuff
Religious books
Westerns
Erotica

Cliched fantasy. Love the genre but have read so much in it, it takes a lot to get me going now
Like others, the headless bare torso is a big turn off.


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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #49 on: December 02, 2017, 11:09:28 PM »
I don't look at horror books these days, mind you, I read a lot of the Stephen King novels...I'm just not in to a lot of blood and gore. Actually, that's not really true as I'm addicted to Shannon Meyer and Lindsay Buroker/Ruby Lionsdrake, and their novels often have lots of graphic fights and kills

I thought I'd never read zombie themed books (or watch the movies), but then Pride and Prejudice and Zombies came out, as well as Warm Bodies (the zombie version of Romeo and Juliet), and I have read - and enjoyed - quite a few now.

Can 'bad writing' be a genre? :-)  I almost always take the 'look inside' or 'download sample' option, and I cannot handle badly written anything - it's like fingernails on the blackboard. As an English teacher, I see enough spelling mistakes, syntax errors and grammatical nightmares without finding them in a novel I'm trying to read. (By the way, I do know it's not a genre, but it is a style I simply cannot read unless I'm correcting students.)


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