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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #50 on: December 04, 2017, 08:13:36 AM »
Honestly, this is a really difficult question to answer.

I think the first two that come to mind are Christian Fiction and Westerns. Walking into a bookstore, those are two sections that I would most likely not look at voluntarily.

Yet, a good story is a good story and I have read stories in any genre that just grip you as a reader.
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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #51 on: December 23, 2017, 08:37:04 AM »
Erotica :o Don't hate me! I tried to read 50 Shades of Grey but I couldn't get through it! Maybe all of you might have some suggestions?

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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #52 on: December 23, 2017, 06:04:22 PM »
Erotica :o Don't hate me! I tried to read 50 Shades of Grey but I couldn't get through it! Maybe all of you might have some suggestions?

You should look up Gilbert Gottfried reads Fifty Shades of Gray on Youtube. I laughed so hard it hurt! (standard warning: NSFW!)
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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #53 on: December 27, 2017, 09:38:33 PM »
I can't get into romance novels or steampunk. Sorry, impossible to choose just one.
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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #54 on: January 04, 2018, 02:03:14 PM »
Christian zombie shapeshifters.  Won't even read the blurb.

(Just kidding.)

Romance.  I'm too old and too cynical to go with this.  Also, there's this philosophy question:  You're locked in a library or bookstore in the middle of winter and the temperatures are dropping to dangerous levels.  You need to burn some books to keep warm.  Which do you burn first?  The answer almost always is, "The romances!"

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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #55 on: January 08, 2018, 11:32:27 AM »
Horror.

Post Mortem by Patricia Cornwell was my limit. For months I kept checking the windows were locked before going to bed.





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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #57 on: January 22, 2018, 03:38:42 PM »
Paranormal / and or anything to do with vampires/ zombies/ sci-fi

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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #58 on: January 25, 2018, 04:49:27 AM »
I wont read romance or anything with werewolves, vampires or zombies. I just have no interest in them at all.


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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #59 on: January 29, 2018, 07:51:00 PM »
I would say Erotica or Romance, but neither is entirely true. I did really like the Kushiel's Dart series when I read it many years ago, and from what I understand, that is considered Romantic Fantasy (though it is certainly not a typical Romance). That series is an outlier though.

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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #60 on: February 01, 2018, 11:01:10 AM »
I have a really hard time with Mysteries. I think I read too many as kids or something, because they all just feel so cliche and predictable to me now.

I also have a hard time with religious books, as many have already said.

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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #61 on: February 11, 2018, 10:07:29 AM »
Self-help.
           

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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #62 on: February 15, 2018, 06:43:56 PM »
Perhaps I am closed-minded, but there is more I will not read than there is that I do read.

I am so antithetical to "Christian" books that my own books carry a warning that they are not suitable for evangelicals.

Self-help and get rich by doing ... turn me cold.

If it starts with a dead body on the floor, I put the book away when the body is discovered. The only exception is "The DaVinci Code"

I actually enjoy some pulp fiction light stuff including romance if the writing is any good.

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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #63 on: February 22, 2018, 06:16:40 PM »
I'm okay with scary fiction, so long as it's well written, but gross-out, nasty, gore-for-its-own sake horror is definitely a no.

I've never read a Western, but I plan to one day. I hear Zane Grey is pretty good.

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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #64 on: February 23, 2018, 08:17:19 AM »
For me it's romance or erotica.

I have no interest in either. I'm also not a fan of gratuitous violence or profanity if it isn't necessary to get the story across. I'm not prudish by any means; I was in the military, have been in an environment where language was definitely profane, but if it doesn't fit then it shouldn't be there.
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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #65 on: February 27, 2018, 08:13:26 AM »
I will read just about anything, even if I don't enjoy it--simply because I want to learn from it. That said, I try to avoid political thrillers.

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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #66 on: March 04, 2018, 09:12:05 PM »
Romance and love stuff  >:(

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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #67 on: March 05, 2018, 08:20:51 AM »
I'm okay with scary fiction, so long as it's well written, but gross-out, nasty, gore-for-its-own sake horror is definitely a no.

I've never read a Western, but I plan to one day. I hear Zane Grey is pretty good.

When I was 13 or 14 I went through all the westerns in the Fort Eustis library.  Then I went through all the science fiction.

Well-done westerns are readable and enjoyable.  It's just that, right now, it's a pretty dead genre.

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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #68 on: March 05, 2018, 06:40:39 PM »
Although this genre is very popular, and I can understand why. I'll never read sci-fi/fantasy novels. I need to read something that's tangible and relatable to real world events.
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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #69 on: March 17, 2018, 05:55:23 AM »
Romance novels.

My mother actually was a romance writer and I've still to this day never read any of her books. She's gone now and still, I can't bring myself to read them. They sit on my bookshelf and I frequently loan them out to friends to read.

This may sound terrible to a lot of you, but what boy really wants to know his mother's romantic thoughts?

My mother always nagged me about this until one day I explained it to her in a way she could understand. I asked her if I was a Playboy photographer would she subscribe to Playboy?

She gave me one of her looks and avoided answering the question. She never asked why I wouldn't read her books again.

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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #70 on: March 17, 2018, 06:21:19 AM »
Romance novels.

My mother actually was a romance writer and I've still to this day never read any of her books. She's gone now and still, I can't bring myself to read them. They sit on my bookshelf and I frequently loan them out to friends to read.

This may sound terrible to a lot of you, but what boy really wants to know his mother's romantic thoughts?

My mother always nagged me about this until one day I explained it to her in a way she could understand. I asked her if I was a Playboy photographer would she subscribe to Playboy?

She gave me one of her looks and avoided answering the question. She never asked why I wouldn't read her books again.

Love you, Mom!

That had to be awkward.  I actually get a similar feeling when people foist books on me, generally, saying, "You really need to read this!"

Which is why our friends rarely read our work, or even purchase it, despite their protestations to the contrary.


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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #71 on: March 31, 2018, 12:27:19 PM »
I do not willingly choose to read horror. That type of stuff can give me nightmares  :(

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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #72 on: April 02, 2018, 04:37:03 AM »
romance

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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #73 on: April 17, 2018, 05:39:32 PM »
Erotica. Content aside, so much of it is horribly written.

Aside from that, novels with heavy preachy religious themes. Not so much general philosophical concepts, but ram-down-your-throat stuff.

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Re: What's the One Genre You Won't Read?
« Reply #74 on: May 07, 2018, 07:24:56 PM »
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