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Re: What genre of books do you steer clear of, any why?

Post by Dael Reader » 10 Jun 2018, 19:10

Romance novels, because they are usually about sex, not romance. And fictionalized history, that is, novels based on historic events or real people. If I want to know about historic events or the lives of historic people, I'll read a non-fiction book about it, not something cooked up in someone's imagination after they've learned a few facts.

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Post by Ever_Reading » 11 Jun 2018, 10:51

Horror, because I don't like being scared and erotica because a lot of erotica novels are either badly written or have badly developed characters. As soon as a book falls into one of these, I run in the opposite direction :lol2:
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Post by palilogy » 11 Jun 2018, 12:03

I will be honest I'm not huge on fantasy novels - I love the Lord of the Rings Movies and I forced myself to read the books - but I thought they were dry in comparison. It's strange, I'm a huge nerd I love anime, manga, nerd movies...but I just can't get into the books for some reason.

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Post by MiziS_1305 » 11 Jun 2018, 13:44

I keep my distance from romance and erotica. It's probably because I find them devoid of a proper storyline. Though these are the genre expected to be an ocean of emotions, I mostly find these to have just one kind of emotion I.e. lust.

I have often heard my friends saying that 'The Notebook' and 'A walk to remember' are a must read but I found nothing in them to attach to. On the other hand, there are Langdon series by Dan Brown, where I find Prof. Langdon to be friendly, loyal and even adorable to every new character in every new series.

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Post by Ever_Reading » 11 Jun 2018, 15:31

MiziS_1305 wrote:
11 Jun 2018, 13:44
I keep my distance from romance and erotica. It's probably because I find them devoid of a proper storyline. Though these are the genre expected to be an ocean of emotions, I mostly find these to have just one kind of emotion I.e. lust.

I have often heard my friends saying that 'The Notebook' and 'A walk to remember' are a must read but I found nothing in them to attach to. On the other hand, there are Langdon series by Dan Brown, where I find Prof. Langdon to be friendly, loyal and even adorable to every new character in every new series.
I agree with you for the most part. But I have to add that there are warm romances in which lust is not the main emotion. This is mostly the case with a lot of romances written back in the day though. Think Emma or Pride and Prejudice type of books. But different strokes for different folks :wink2:
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Post by MikleoKrein » 03 Jul 2018, 14:33

Teen Fiction based on Modern days. Mostly, school life.

It's too childish for me.

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Post by efa2009 » 13 Jul 2018, 08:05

Sci-fi. I'd rather read books on real people and which relate to my life or the human strengths and weaknesses that we all have. No offence though, I really enjoyed "Doomsday conspiracy".

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Post by Tajwar Shakir » 13 Jul 2018, 14:18

YA are really not my kind of books. I avoid pessimistic stuff as well. The too tragic ending books specially of patients dying a traumatic death by deadly diseases etc.i believe in fight like a hero stuff those who keep the hope alive in the books.

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Post by Bukari » 14 Jul 2018, 16:30

Historical stories, they will make the narrative difficult for me.
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Post by Bukari » 15 Jul 2018, 14:59

I love books that fall into the genres of other fiction and Sci-Fi. They are easy for me to read and understand, I personally enjoy books written by Coles.
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Post by MsLisa » 22 Jul 2018, 12:57

Romance movies and books always make me cringe and lately young adult dystopian novels.

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Post by Hallsword » 25 Jul 2018, 06:37

I try to stay away from Romance books. I find that the storyline is trite and almost all the covers of the books are so ridiculous. I can't seem to take the genre seriously.

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Post by arinola grace » 17 Aug 2018, 21:15

Horror, my imagination is too active and sometimes i cant differentiate between what i watched and what i read so i try to stay away from all forms of horror.

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Post by Jennifer Fernandez » 18 Aug 2018, 10:10

Romance books. I don't know why, I always find them boring. I can't get myself to care about people's love lives if there is not something impresive happening on the background.
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Post by Taekwondoqueen » 18 Aug 2018, 20:27

I do not like romance at all! I mean, I do enjoy a romance inside of the story, but a book purely about romance? Blech!

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