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What genre of books are you most drawn to? Do you stick mostly to one type of book with your reading, or do you like to mix it up?

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  • I guess biographies might be the one to be a genre that has always interested me, since it is interesting to see how a person lived their lives, as well as how rosy a picture someone might paint of someone and all that.
  • I just read whatever looks good to me at the moment. I don't really have a particular genre, but I will say this: never a religious, or technical book. Too cerebral for me.
  • I've actually always been most drawn to non-fiction, but I'm absolutely willing to give fiction a chance and have read some great books. As far as fiction goes, my favourite stories are the ones that invoke strong emotions - I really like to delve into what I'm reading and feel affected by the stories. As for my love for non-fiction, I'm just a very curious person and most of the non-fic I always go back to reading are to do with the natural world - there's always an abundance of new things to learn and even reading about nature is a form of escapism for me just because I find nature so beautiful. After nature, I mostly love reading about unsolved mysteries and cases because it really gets me thinking about possible explanations.
  • Fiction. Usually chick lit. I recently discovered Emily Giffin, but have read all her books now. She needs to write faster. :P Who do I read? Sandra Brown, Nora Roberts, Karen Robards, Alice Hoffman, Anita Shreve. Ooh, and a good local Southern writer is Joshilyn Jackson. Gods in Alabama in a must for everyone.
  • Mountaineering, adventure, Alaska, medieval/Renaissance mysteries, etc. I used to read fantasy a lot but I rarely do anymore..I lost interest I guess. I did buy one the other day that looked interesting though (The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie)..especially since one of the characters is crippled. I'm so weird :P (Also a reason why I liked reading Gathering Blue by Louis Lowry in school) The weather is thankfully better today..hopefully it'll stay nice now and stop raining (unless it's a storm haha) Smoothie Pictures, Images and Photos *drooools* I had one earlier..Nina stopped by and we've had smoothies so much together it's like automatic I want one when I see her haha Day 1: A picture of yourself with 15 facts about yourself Day 2: A picture of something you can't live without Day 3: A picture of the person/people who always know how to cheer you up Day 4: A picture of your best friend(s) Day 5: A picture of something you love Day 6: A picture of something you hate Day 7: A picture of a place you'd love to travel to Day 8: A picture of you and someone you always turn to for advice Day 9: A picture of the people you spend most of your time with Day 10: A picture of your pet (or a pet you wish you had) Day 11: A picture of your favorite band or artist Day 12: A picture of your worst fear Day 13: A picture of your favorite holiday Day 14: A picture of how you are feeling (Smiley face, sad face, angry face, etc.) Day 15: A picture something you wish you could forget Day 16: A picture of something you wish was real Day 17: A picture of something you wish was fake Day 18: A picture of your favorite memory Day 19: A picture of your favorite music video Day 20: A picture of a celebrity you hate Day 21: A picture of your favorite TV show Day 22: A picture of someone you'd love to trade places with for a day Day 23: A picture you and someone you love a lot Day 24: A picture of something you want to do before you die Day 25: A picture of the scariest move you've ever seen Day 26: A picture of your favorite season Day 27: A picture that makes you laugh Day 28: A picture of something you wish you could change Day 29: A picture of the website you visit the most Day 30: A picture of you and your family Day 31: A picture of your favorite song album Day 32: A picture of your country you're currently living in's flag Day 33: A picture of someone you miss Day 34: A picture of the worst movie you've ever seen Day 35: A picture of your least favorite holiday Day 36: A picture of favorite magazine Day 37: A picture of what you wanted to be when you were little Day 38: A picture something you're currently addicted to Day 39: A picture of something that made you smile today Day 40: A picture of your cell phone (or a cell phone you want if you don't have one) Day 41: A picture of your favorite book Day 42: A picture of your favorite pair of shoes Day 43: A picture of your favorite animal Day 44: A picture of your least favorite animal Day 45: A picture of the grossest food you've ever had Day 46: A picture of your favorite food Day 47: A picture of your favorite vacation spot Day 48: A picture of your favorite video game/system Day 49: A picture of your favorite youtube star Day 50: A picture of the class you hate(d) the most in school Day 51: A picture of something that annoys you Day 52: A picture of a super human power you wish you could have (mind reading, shape shifting, etc.) Day 53: A picture of the worst TV show you've ever seen Day 54: A picture of what you're wearing today Day 55: A picture of you're favorite restaurant Day 56: A picture of what you want to be when you grow up Day 57: A picture of the person, or you and the person that interacts with you the most on facebook Day 58: A picture something that comforts you Day 59: A picture of something you couldn't live without when you were little Day 60: A picture of something you love to do Day 61: A picture of something you want badly Day 62: A picture of something that creepes you out/scares you Day 63: A picture if the worst vacation spot you've ever been to Day 64: A picture of your favorite sport Day 65: A picture of your least favorite sport Day 67: A picture of someone that sings your least favorite type of music Day 68: A picture of your favorite song (or the artist) at this time last year Day 69: A picture of (you and) your friend who has the dirtiest mind Day 70: A picture of something you're allergic to Day 71: A picture of the person/people most likely to be your friend(s) 10 years from now Day 72: A picture of you doing something you love Day 73: A picture of the craziest night you've ever had with your friends Day 74: A picture of your favorite quote Day 75: A picture of someone/something you miss Day 76: A picture of the craziest thing you've ever done Day 77: A picture of what you were for your fist Halloween Day 78: A picture of your favorite thing to do in the summer Day 79: A picture of something you like to do in the winter Day 80: A picture of a drawing drawn by you Day 81: A picture of your favorite board game Day 82: A picture of your favorite kind of ice cream Day 83: A picture of your favorite hat Day 84: A picture of the cutest thing you've ever seen Day 85: A picture of your favorite drink Day 86: A picture of your favorite color Day 87: A picture of you and a friend of the opposite sex Day 88: A picture of something random Day 89: A picture of what the sky looks like today Day 90: A picture of you favorite cartoon character Day 91: A picture of something you're completely addicted to Day 92: A picture of your childhood fear Day 93: A picture of your most prized possession Day 94: A picture of something really old Day 95: A picture of your favorite outfit Day 96: A picture of your dream college (or the college you went to) Day 97: A picture of you and the person you talk to the most on the phone Day 98: A picture of something that is bothering you right now Day 99: A picture of the prettiest/hottest actress/actor you've ever seen Day 100: A picture that means a lot to you Day 101 THE FINAL PICTURE: A picture of yourself with 20 facts that no one knows about you Would you rather chew a piece of a toenail off a dirty man's foot or thoroughly lick his unshowered armpit? Eww! Today's trivia: The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven
  • My favorite genre of books is definitley FANTASY, but I'm known to read a very eclectic range of material. I first got hooked on fantasy books when I read the Dragon Lance series from TSR's Dungeon's and Dragons books back in the early to mid 1980's. Once I had finished reading the first book of the series, Dragons of Autumn Twilight, I was hooked. Up until that point, most of what I had read in terms of the Fantasy genre had often felt childish I personally felt that fantasy writing intended for adult readers had become somewhat stagnant and stale... and had not had anything really ground breaking since the great classics such as The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings series by JRR Tolkein, and the Conan the Barbarian stories by Robert E. Howard. Stories like Alice and Wonderland, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Redwall, had all been well written and were enjoyable to read; but seemed to childish in nature. There were tons of great Science Ficton books and stories to read and explore; but for some reason, Fantasy (at least the Dragons, Elves, Dwarfs, sword play, magic and adventure FANTASY that we have come to know in today's book series) had not really been written in a way that had attracted my attention the way that Tolkein, and Howard had. As authors such as R.A Salvatore, Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, Christopher Stashef, Andre Norton, William King, Nathan Long, and Joel Rosenberg (just to name a few) became the prevalent writing force in the Fantasy genre, the stories and their intended audience grew quite a bit more mature. Whereas Fantasy had previously been like the younger, kid brother to Science Fiction; it has now grown up and taken a place in the mainstream readership at a level all of its own.
    When I am not reading fantasy books, I love to read Science Fiction, Historic Fiction, History, and Suspense Horror as a main stay. I also go through periods of time when I read self help or research oriented books as they relate to Bipolar Disorder, or relationship strengthening materials.
  • I'd say mostly fantasy, but not so much the sword-and-sorcery variety, although that's okay on occasion. A lot of what I read might be classed as either comic fantasy or children's or young adult fantasy. Mind you, for me, Oz is pretty much a genre in and of itself. Speaking of fantasy, I wrote a post on Gandalf today, which addresses some of the pros and cons of Tolkien, at least in my own mind. I'm not as much into Lord of the Rings as many of my fellow fantasy fans are, but I did enjoy both the books and the movies. There are quite a few nerdy things on which I can converse at a certain level, but I'm hardly an expert. One idea I had for a post is a comparison between the Houyhnhnms from Gulliver's Travels and the Vulcans, but I don't know that I'm enough of a Trekkie (or is that Trekker?) to really pull it off. Maybe I'll try it someday anyway; I'm sure there's enough information on Vulcans available online to supplement what I already know. I've been working on adding the cast of Chris Dulabone's A Viking in Oz to my list of apocryphal Oz characters. I'm pretty sure I included them before years ago, but that version must have gotten lost somehow. It's a short book, so it's not a big deal. Anyway, I'd like to get someone to look over my list, but it's really sloppy in its current format. That's not something I care a whole lot about, but other people might. Maybe I should post a sample and see if anyone has format suggestions. I don't know. Would anyone care to look this over?
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