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Nonfiction - Bibliography 4 7.41%
Nonfiction – Historical 13 24.07%
Nonfiction – Documentary 8 14.81%
Fiction – Science Fiction 33 61.11%
Fiction – Fantasy 26 48.15%
Fiction – Romance 7 12.96%
Fiction – Suspense 18 33.33%
Fiction – Thrillers 22 40.74%
Fictions – Horrors 13 24.07%
Fictions – Western 2 3.70%
Fictions – Mysteries 20 37.04%
Newspapers 5 9.26%
Megazines 10 18.52%
American Comics 3 5.56%
Manga/Manhwa 5 9.26%
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Old October 8th, 2010, 02:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I would like to know what genre you like to read If I miss something, tell me and I'll add it to the poll. You can have multiple selections IF you have more than one, don't forget to post us what they are and in what order

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I love readin although havent been doing as much as I would like to

my favorite genres are

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1) Fantasy
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3) Manga/Manwha

Other things I find interesting is health related articles, game articles and technology illustrations. Can be everything from graphic design to phone related illustrations.
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I voted Westerns as one, but I'd have liked to see a pulp category in general...mmm, pulp.
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You should add science journals.
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Sci-Fi and Historical here.
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mysteries but I would like to pick others

historical fiction
Sci fi (tied)
thrillers (no I didn't think Davinci code was a thriller really)

Meanwhile what is manga/manhwa? never heard of that, not that it means anything
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What kind of thrillers do you read? I like law/business thrillers. My favourites are by Grisham. Then where would you put Davinci code? I think Angels and Demons can go under thrillers, no? lol

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What kind of thrillers do you read? I like law/business thrillers. My favourites are by Grisham. Then where would you put Davinci code? I think Angels and Demons can go under thrillers, no? lol


Manga is Japanese comics/animation
Manhwa is Korean comics/animation
Yes I think angles and demons would warrant thriller. but I think I just didn't like davinci code.

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I also like Grisham, Otherwise I really read a lot of different things.
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I see that science fiction are leading. Personally, science fiction doesn't appeal to me at all, however I can understand why it's a popular genre with the majority of readers. My genres are: all types of non-fiction (bibliography, historical and documentary) and the only fictions I like are mysteries. I don't travel so reading books gives me an opportunity to encounter new cultures and places without actually visiting them.
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Never tried reading horror (does watchers count?)

Dont like horror movies though so... meh
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Absolute favorite character would be Drizzt Do'Urden.
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Completely agree with Vehtemas. Drizzt is a certified badass, no doubt. As is R. A. Salvatore, even if he is responsible for the death of Chewbacca :_(

If you haven't read The Night Angel Trilogy then I highly recommend it. Its a series about a special type of assassins called "wetboys." Lots of action, lots of twists and just an amazing read.

The author is Brent Weeks, he is currently working on another trilogy that I haven't started reading yet....I'm not big on waiting for the next book in a series to come out, I tend to just wait for them to finish the series >.<
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If you haven't read The Night Angel Trilogy then I highly recommend it. Its a series about a special type of assassins called "wetboys." Lots of action, lots of twists and just an amazing read.

The author is Brent Weeks, he is currently working on another trilogy that I haven't started reading yet....I'm not big on waiting for the next book in a series to come out, I tend to just wait for them to finish the series >.<
NightAngel trilogy? Never heard of it

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Haha, nice to see another fan of the series

And I believe I read that interview, I was aware he was told to do it but I'm sure that didn't take away any of the hate mail he probably got from thousands of Star Wars fans :P
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And I believe I read that interview, I was aware he was told to do it but I'm sure that didn't take away any of the hate mail he probably got from thousands of Star Wars fans :P
Yea, it was bad for him. AND it stunk even worse cause it wasnt his fault

And yea, LOVE that series. It was my favorite ever till i read Sword of Truth.. you familiar with it?
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I have read the backside of those books multiple times at the local B&N but I haven't picked one up. I just discovered Drizzt a few months back and I'm finishing up all the spin off series right now i.e. Clerical Quintet, Sellswords...I will probably be grabbing the first few books of Sword of Truth next time I'm over there.
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but want to read different ones but if dont like it with the first couple of pages then i will not read and what i like about the kindle you can download the sample of a book

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I normally like the genre but I'm suffering from Fantasy fatigue at the moment. The whole Chosen One, coming of age, defeating evil in an epic finale has been done to death. I can only read it if it's done differently.
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I normally like the genre but I'm suffering from Fantasy fatigue at the moment. The whole Chosen One, coming of age, defeating evil in an epic finale has been done to death. I can only read it if it's done differently.

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Maybe but is that the only difference? What I'm tired of mainly is predictability. Not knowing how things will end is what makes a book unputdownable for me.
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Are you into medieval fantasy? Try reading the Song of Ice and Fire series. It's one of my favourite series. Only complaint is that it takes too long for the recent books to come out Also something of interest is that HBO has made it into a series call Game of Thorns.
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Try reading it?? haha that's one of my favourite series of all time. That's exactly what I'm talking about when I say 'different'. In fact, it's because of ASOIAF that I'm getting bored with the rest of Fantasy. Having experienced a world with complex political machinations, exquisitely grey and realistically varied characters, shock deaths and no clue as to how it will end, it's hard to go back to the old cliches.

Got any other recommendations? The Kingkiller series is good (hats off to NightAngel for that).
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Try reading it?? haha that's one of my favourite series of all time. That's exactly what I'm talking about when I say 'different'. In fact, it's because of ASOIAF that I'm getting bored with the rest of Fantasy. Having experienced a world with complex political machinations, exquisitely grey and realistically varied characters, shock deaths and no clue as to how it will end, it's hard to go back to the old cliches.

Got any other recommendations? The Kingkiller series is good (hats off to NightAngel for that).
It's a bit off from straight fantasy but it's Stephen's King best work (I can't stand his other works). The Dark Tower septology if you want to read something different...that is if you haven't read it before lol. This is a western sci-fi. Human has basically destroyed the world and it reverts back to a very western medieval life style but as the world corrupts, that kind of life died. Very well done plot and character development and there's no cliche in the stories at all.
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Dying for book three, probably won't see it until at least 2013 though

You ever read any Brandon Sanderson (he is finishing the wheel of time for R jordan btw) his original stuff is great. he prides himself on every story having a completely unique style of 'magic'. The Mistborn series is fantastic plus the 2 (maybe three) stand alones are awesome also.

He just started a epic series himself as well, kinda in the same ballpark as wheel of time (so i here, haven't read book one yet)called The stormlight archive, first book is 'the way of kings'
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It's a bit off from straight fantasy but it's Stephen's King best work (I can't stand his other works). The Dark Tower septology if you want to read something different...that is if you haven't read it before lol. This is a western sci-fi. Human has basically destroyed the world and it reverts back to a very western medieval life style but as the world corrupts, that kind of life died. Very well done plot and character development and there's no cliche in the stories at all.
Hmm, i'm beginning to be intrigued by this series. Only King I ever read was the only (i think) fantasy novel he ever did, it was called 'the dragons eye' (maybe 'eye of the dragon' cant remember) was a very good read though
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It's a bit off from straight fantasy but it's Stephen's King best work (I can't stand his other works). The Dark Tower septology if you want to read something different...that is if you haven't read it before lol. This is a western sci-fi. Human has basically destroyed the world and it reverts back to a very western medieval life style but as the world corrupts, that kind of life died. Very well done plot and character development and there's no cliche in the stories at all.
I have actually read the first book but I didn't really like it. However, other people have said it gets a lot better so I think I'll give it another shot.
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You ever read any Brandon Sanderson (he is finishing the wheel of time for R jordan btw) his original stuff is great. he prides himself on every story having a completely unique style of 'magic'. The Mistborn series is fantastic plus the 2 (maybe three) stand alones are awesome also.

He just started a epic series himself as well, kinda in the same ballpark as wheel of time (so i here, haven't read book one yet)called The stormlight archive, first book is 'the way of kings'
I have heard of Sanderson. The thing is I'm not big on epic series as I find the story tends to lose it's way. That's why I've never read WoT. How many books does Mistborn contain?
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Hmm, i'm beginning to be intrigued by this series. Only King I ever read was the only (i think) fantasy novel he ever did, it was called 'the dragons eye' (maybe 'eye of the dragon' cant remember) was a very good read though
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I have actually read the first book but I didn't really like it. However, other people have said it gets a lot better so I think I'll give it another shot.

I have heard of Sanderson. The thing is I'm not big on epic series as I find the story tends to lose it's way. That's why I've never read WoT. How many books does Mistborn contain?
I was hooked from the first sentence , 'The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed'. I have a thing for a grabbing introduction and King did a superb job with that one.
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I was hooked from the first sentence , 'The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed'. I have a thing for a grabbing introduction and King did a superb job with that one.
Yeah, that was a great opening. It's what grabbed my attention too.
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Yeah, that was a great opening. It's what grabbed my attention too.
The first book is a bit slow, but if you can get pass that, it gets better with 'The Drawing of the Three'. That was my favourite book in the series.
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I have heard of Sanderson. The thing is I'm not big on epic series as I find the story tends to lose it's way. That's why I've never read WoT. How many books does Mistborn contain?
Mistborn is a trilogy (with a possible new series based on it forthcoming)
Plus the stand alones, Elantris, Warbreaker.... all awesome reads.
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Mistborn is a trilogy (with a possible new series based on it forthcoming) Plus the stand alones, Elantris, Warbreaker.... all awesome reads.
He also have played on the idea of making another book into the Warbreaker universe. That alone got my heart to rush little bit. Though he certainly is turning into one of the most promising writers in the fantasy branch. I really enjoy is fresh take on a genre that is bit generic at times.
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He also have played on the idea of making another book into the Warbreaker universe. That alone got my heart to rush little bit. Though he certainly is turning into one of the most promising writers in the fantasy branch. I really enjoy is fresh take on a genre that is bit generic at times.
That would be awesome, loved warbreaker. His stuff is really good. Looking forward to the new mistborn book but heard its supposed to be hundreds of years in the future. Not sure how i feel about that
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You know you can read Manga online. There are a lot of sites/fans that scan/edit/translate unlicensed manga. The sites take the manga down once they are license.
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Thank you for your suggestion, I know it but I just think that manga should be read in the form of paper, that makes me feel good, or I would prefer to watch anime.
I like to read paper format too...but manga is simply not worth it to buy. 1/2 an hour of reading for $15/manga is way too expensive. Sometimes, the anime is not the same as the manga. One example at the top of my head is Death Note. The anime ending was altered compared to the manga and I didn't like it at all.
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The biggest thing I hate about anime are the fillers. Too much extra stories that does nothing to move the story and is often contradicting the universe of the story.

The only fillers I have applauded is the first iteration of Full Metal Alchemist. They did not follow the story in the manga. The Brotherhood version did though.
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I read literary fiction almost exclusively, though I intermingle various nonfiction pieces as well (biography, current events, history, essays for non-fiction genres.)
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Mistborn is a trilogy (with a possible new series based on it forthcoming)
Plus the stand alones, Elantris, Warbreaker.... all awesome reads.
I know this thread is kinda old but I noticed a few ppl brought up Brandon Sanderson and I am wondering if you guys have read the newer mistborn book the alloy of law and what you thought of it.
I freaking love Brandon Sanderson and fell in love with mistborn (and the other books I've read by him so far (Elantris and warbreaker) were really good, I too would love another warbreaker book, this book is the 1st book I read by him and I instantly knew I loved this author and couldn't believe I loved him more after mistborn.)
Can anyone recommend any other authors or books that are like these books?


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I love Brandon Sanderson, haven't read alloy yet though, or his other new series, stormlight archives I think
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