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Post by Ljessup » 08 Sep 2017, 16:35

Mallory Whitaker wrote:It doesn't matter to me if it's new or old. All I'm looking for is a good book. I usually hear more about older ones though.
I concur! I enjoy a good book and don't mind if it was written recently, or has some age to it. As long as it is captivating then I am for it. :D

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Post by Azrevread » 08 Sep 2017, 17:32

I like both the old books and recent books. I like the old books by authors
who write a series of interesting stories, and newly published books when
the plot is interesting.

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Post by Momiji1987 » 08 Sep 2017, 23:53

I love old books. They're full of history and feel like an escape from the present and a bit like time traveling. I love some modern fantasy books though for the same reason. You can go to another world. I really like new non-fiction books though. They're always interesting and teach me something new I wanted to learn anyway.

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Post by mumoscar » 18 Sep 2017, 06:40

I don't think it matters to me as long as the book is informative like Harry potter's Philosopher's Stone"1997".

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Post by Ashley Simon » 19 Sep 2017, 13:00

I used to be solely into classics ... I fell in love with literature over Dickens and Austen and Dostoevsky during a high school English class. Lately, though, I've been branching out with new authors. I picked up The Edible Woman two years ago and since then have devoured everything Margaret Atwood. I'm reading Don Delillo at the moment, and I've also developed a love for Mary Oliver this year. Finding new authors is a great way to stay connected with the literary community - although I'll always have a special place in my heart for the classics.

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Post by dragonet07 » 20 Sep 2017, 18:30

I suppose I prefer both because, honestly, how long a book's been published doesn't really have an effect on how much I like it. That relies on quality, genre, character and plot development, writing style, themes and messages, etc. What I find very interesting, though, are historic fiction books published recently but with a new look at often-covered historical events. It's nice to see a modern take on old concepts and compare how our values and views have changed just by comparing older books on the subject and newer books about it.
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Post by dhwanis » 20 Sep 2017, 23:41

I do not see when the book was published, if the blurb looks like something I would enjoy, I would pick it up.

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Post by Marie Kala » 21 Sep 2017, 11:45

I like reading both. I think that all books have something to offer, regardless of publishing date. It is also interesting to see how culture changes over time in attitude about certain subjects or writing style and how the themes and characters are often reflective of the world at the time.

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Post by Riptidemom8 » 22 Sep 2017, 12:07

I don't have a preference as long as it has a terrific storyline.

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Post by Child » 22 Sep 2017, 19:22

anyone will do once its well written and has a great story, then I'm in.

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Post by Oliver Ekaso » 28 Sep 2017, 14:52

Both. The dating does not necessarily determine the stuff a book is made of.

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Post by eelavahs-jay » 29 Sep 2017, 15:46

I really don't mind. All I'm interested in is a good story. The edge that older books may have over the more recent ones is that I'm more curious what the world of fiction was like in a time that I wasn't around. I do think however, that newer authors have a style of writing that I'm more comfortable with.

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Post by Job Njoroge » 01 Oct 2017, 09:53

I prefer either very new or very old books published long ago. This helps one compare current writing and that of long ago

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Post by gordonwrites » 03 Oct 2017, 11:48

It is always exciting to read a 'new' release from a favourite author, but it is just as satisfying to discover a new author from an old book, and then read their back catalogue.

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Post by kwahu » 04 Oct 2017, 04:14

Recent or old, I will say content matters to me. What's the point reading a recently published book rated 1 or 2 stars?.

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