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I love to read!   In fact, I try and read everything I can. I read all kinds of books from love and romance to western to historical romance to real life to theology and even Bible history.  My husband is even more of an avid reader than I am. We even have managed to pass down to a few of our kids our passion for reading. 


Now, my question to you ladies is....

Do you like to read and what genre's hold your interest?  Do you have an interest in just one genre or do you love reading everything like I do?  :) 

  

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by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 4:59 PM
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kirbymom
by Sonja on Nov. 18, 2012 at 9:51 PM
Your welcome. If you ever get the gumption up just let me know and I will excitedly read your works. :)

Quoting SusanTheWriter:

:) Thank you!

I submit novellas and longer works directly to my editor, but I do have one or two short stories that I may self-publish next year. I'm putting a plan together and Smashwords is definitely one of several platforms I'll use for uploading.

Quoting kirbymom:

Wow! I love the direction you are in. And what's really amazing is I actually understood what you said! LOL :) I bet you could get pubkished on smashwords. They have alot of what you said you are into. I would be very interested in knowing what you you published. Very interested indeed. :)



Quoting SusanTheWriter:

I'm a HUGE reader. I generally get through 3-5 books a week although I'm currently going through a bit of a dry spell. Too much else going on and I've been on the same two books for a week now. Especially in November during NaNoWriMo, if I have time to read, I should be writing instead.

Fwiw, I'm published in romance under a pen name. No, you've probably never heard of me. *gg* I'm pubished primarily in digital format and my two print anthologies are old enough that they're not on the shelves anymore.

I love reading all kinds of romance, but I typically stick with paranormal (what I write) or historical. My favorite part of romance is definitely the relationship. Not that I don't love a big, splashy action plot, but the characters have to resonate strongly for me to put something on my keeper shelf.

I also read SFF - mostly urban fantasy, Steampunk and some cyberpunk, some straight SciFi - and mystery as my next go-to genres. I read some YA, but it tends to be Steampunk or some variation.

The very occasional literary fiction story will find its way into my hands. But I read fiction to enjoy myself, not to be depressed. Since most lit-fic doesn't resolve in an emotionally satisfying way for me, I usually don't bother. I enjoy the Magical Realist style, so I'm a fan of Isabel Allende and Jorge Luis Borges. I guess the more surreal you get, the more leeway I'm willing to give.

My DD is another huge reader. Her shelves groan with YA, urban fantasy, Steampunk and Stephen Hawking. DS reads less enthusiastically, but steadily. He made his way through most of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and is currently working through the latest Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson and spinoffs) novel. DH is an article reader. He'll read magazines and blog posts and bits and pieces of news, but very rarely does he read fiction.


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No_Difference
by Silver Member on Nov. 18, 2012 at 10:21 PM

 I LOVE reading but it definitely has to hold my interest. I prefer fiction -fantasy/science/historic. I like history books too (even text books...I'm a history nerd, however the text books have to be written in a way that isn't so overly dry...not many but there are a few!).I like a good mystery novel now and again too. It makes me sad my daughter isn't a fan of reading tho :(.  The reading program i put together this year I'm hoping will peak her interest in reading more and maybe even help me to break my genre boundaries and find other books I enjoy reading.  I'm currently readin aloud to my hubby the Dragonlance novels and to my daughter the Fablehaven novels.

Boobah
by Nikki :) on Nov. 19, 2012 at 7:01 AM
Some I got from the library, some are on amazon

Quoting kirbymom:

Are they on amaon or another ereader site?

Common sense really isn't all that common. At least not lately. lol




Quoting Boobah:

Money secrets of the amish, living simply with children, rhythm of the home, and I am getting ready to borrow simplicity parenting from a friend.


Rhythm of the home (i think I have that right) was an easy, fun read. Miney secrets of the amish was also an easy read and pretty eye opening how common sense it was, yet we dont generally do some of the things they do. Pretty inspiring actually.






Quoting kirbymom:

 What are you reading on simple living?  If I may ask?  I try to live simple but it is so difficult to do.  lol  

Quoting Boobah:

I love to read also, a little of everything. Right now I'm into reading about simple living amd Waldorf principles.


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kirbymom
by Sonja on Nov. 19, 2012 at 9:19 AM

I love history too. I will even read the dry ones(as much as I can). lol  Right now I am reading a book about a case on copyrighting. Its about Viacom vs YouTube/Google. Its rather more interesting than I thought. lol

Quoting No_Difference:

 I LOVE reading but it definitely has to hold my interest. I prefer fiction -fantasy/science/historic. I like history books too (even text books...I'm a history nerd, however the text books have to be written in a way that isn't so overly dry...not many but there are a few!).I like a good mystery novel now and again too. It makes me sad my daughter isn't a fan of reading tho :(.  The reading program i put together this year I'm hoping will peak her interest in reading more and maybe even help me to break my genre boundaries and find other books I enjoy reading.  I'm currently readin aloud to my hubby the Dragonlance novels and to my daughter the Fablehaven novels.


coala
by Silver Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 9:29 AM
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I love to read.  My SO likes to read, but prefers to read user manuals or learn about new things like hunting or camping, etc.  My 4 yo has gotten her love to read from both Mommy and Daddy.  I am hoping to pass along that LOVE of reading to our 6 yo (who is still new to our family).  She has just recently started grasping that what she is reading as something that she has to understand.  So very proud of the work we have done there.  LOL  So, she is enjoying being able to read now.  I will read anything I can get my hands on except for most sci-fi and murder novels.  I love a little bit of mytery and intrigue but not a lot of blood and gore.

oredeb
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 9:31 AM
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 i love to read! and read all the time!

i enjoy all the genres except romances unless it is a old gothic one by all those long ago writers like mary stewart, phylis whitney, etc

i enjoy lillian beckwith, cs lewis, martin luther, gene stratton porter, dorothy sayer, tolken, to many to name!

No_Difference
by Silver Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 9:34 AM

 I started reading my hubby's e-books for his history classes he had last yr. One is on early American history the other is on American Indian hitory. Both have very different views that are typically taught in school so it's been pretty interesting. 
The only problems I have with the dry ones is they typically put me to sleep, so if I'm in need of a good night's sleep I pull out my go to book...I couldn't even tell you what its about because I've yet to make it past the second page LOL.

Quoting kirbymom:

I love history too. I will even read the dry ones(as much as I can). lol  Right now I am reading a book about a case on copyrighting. Its about Viacom vs YouTube/Google. Its rather more interesting than I thought. lol

Quoting No_Difference:

 I LOVE reading but it definitely has to hold my interest. I prefer fiction -fantasy/science/historic. I like history books too (even text books...I'm a history nerd, however the text books have to be written in a way that isn't so overly dry...not many but there are a few!).I like a good mystery novel now and again too. It makes me sad my daughter isn't a fan of reading tho :(.  The reading program i put together this year I'm hoping will peak her interest in reading more and maybe even help me to break my genre boundaries and find other books I enjoy reading.  I'm currently readin aloud to my hubby the Dragonlance novels and to my daughter the Fablehaven novels.


 

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AutymsMommy
by Silver Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 9:37 AM

I enjoy reading. Very much.

I cannot stand science fiction and romance is hit or miss (I have to be in a really foul mood to enjoy straight romance).

I love almost every thing else - I *adore* JD Robb's "In Death" series. My favorite series of all time is the Harry Potter series. Lol.

I am a Home Schooling, Vaccinating, Non spanking, Nightmare Cuddling, Dessert Giving, Bedtime Kissing, Book Reading, Academic pushing Mom. I believe in the benefit of organized after school activities and nosey, involved parents. I believe in spoiling my children. I believe that I have seen the village and I do not want it raising my child. I believe that my "place" is in the home caring for my husband and children. My husband is head of our home and I *love* my life! (just getting the controversial stuff out of the way!)             Aimee












KickButtMama
by Shannon on Nov. 19, 2012 at 9:46 AM

See I prefer paranormal romance....ov which Nora Roberts has lots, but I'd jump off a cliff before reading Danielle Steele. I especially love Nora Roberts futureistix murder mystery series 'In Death' I don't think it's technically a romance, more of an urban novel set like a hundred years from now. 

I used to be embarassed by romance novels, especially since my DH called them, "mommies porn" lol, but then I accumulated thousands...now it's impossible to hide them. 

Quoting almondpigeon:

Honestly, I don't know.  My mother never censored my reading material & I started reading her novels when I was like 8 years old (VC Andrews is who I specifically remember).  When I think romance, I think of authors like Nora Roberts or Danielle Steele...just not interested.  I read my first Stephen King novel when I was in the 6th grade....discovered Anne Rice in the 9th grade.  All my friends in college were huge literary snobs, so I guess there is a part of me that's almost embarrassed to read romance.  I do have a few historical romances that I enjoy...though I "hide" those books in the basement book case, lol

Quoting kirbymom:

Really? What do you not like about romance? If I may ask, that is?  

Quoting almondpigeon:

I will read anything except romance novels.  




KickButtMama
by Shannon on Nov. 19, 2012 at 9:47 AM

"In Death" is one of my fav series' as well!!

Quoting AutymsMommy:

I enjoy reading. Very much.

I cannot stand science fiction and romance is hit or miss (I have to be in a really foul mood to enjoy straight romance).

I love almost every thing else - I *adore* JD Robb's "In Death" series. My favorite series of all time is the Harry Potter series. Lol.


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