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Bryndled1

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Re: What is your secondary genre?
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2011, 07:32:56 PM »
I dont really have a secondary genre. I am all fantasy all the time.

#1 epic fantasy
#2 RPG fantasy
#3 Historical fantasy

you get the drift...

Offline The Mad Hatter

Re: What is your secondary genre?
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2011, 07:43:57 PM »
I have to admit that it is Paranormal Romance.  OK, I know that is a little wierd sounding, but there are some very good books our there under this category.  I also like non-fiction books about the Crusades, the Knights Templar and other mysterious topics.  I'm an avid conspiracy theorist and I love to think "Look out, the sky is falling!" was not invented by Henny Penny, but rather by ancient chickens who mistakenly referred to UFO's as the sky falling because they had no frame of reference for comparison.

I'll agree with you on that. Us guys aren't supposed to like Romances, and I don't like Harlequins, but I like Fantasy Romances (like Robin Owens Lladrana series), Urban Fantasy Romances (On the Edge by Illona Andrews).

It confuses my wife really badly sometimes :)

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Offline Funky Scarecrow

Re: What is your secondary genre?
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2011, 08:02:27 PM »
Maybe you take my view, which is that "Romance" novels are trash, but love stories transcend genre and are a universal human experience, meaning it's OK to read the fantasy and "serious" literary ones. :D

Does "everything else" count as a secondary genre? That's pretty much how I do it. SF&F (which in my own mind includes horror), then all other fiction gets internally classified as "everything else".
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Offline BrendanCarroll

Re: What is your secondary genre?
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2011, 08:51:51 PM »
I'll agree with you on that. Us guys aren't supposed to like Romances, and I don't like Harlequins, but I like Fantasy Romances (like Robin Owens Lladrana series), Urban Fantasy Romances (On the Edge by Illona Andrews).

It confuses my wife really badly sometimes :)

Wayne aka The Mad Hatter

Thanks, Mad Hatter.  I needed that vote of confidence. You and Funky Scarecrow make it sound much better.  :)
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Offline The Mad Hatter

Definition of Fantasy
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2011, 10:50:37 PM »

This is from talking to authors at Science Fiction and Fantasy Conventions:

Fantasy Fiction is any fiction which departs from reality.

Nice, simple, and short. This means that Science Fiction is a subsection of Fantasy, as is Horror. Wikipedia disagrees, but I'll go with the writers over Wikipedia any day.

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Offline Smoooom

Re: What is your secondary genre?
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2011, 12:42:52 AM »
What else do I like to read?

Well people keep on mentioning SF,  Since fantasy and SF are sub genres of each other I don't really count that as separate.  I love Mysteries, some main stream, but I'm really picky.  I love some of the classics.  Oh and romances, sometimes. 
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Offline thedoctor

Re: What is your secondary genre?
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2011, 09:14:28 PM »
Well I like to break up my fantasy reading with some non-fiction stuff - historical biographies or just general history books (commercial ones though - nothing too dense!). After reading one of them, the next fantasy book feels soooo good! I also tend to read follow the fads a bit (Dragon Tattoo, Dan Brown, etc). I read the classics occasionally as well - Sherlock Holmes stuff, Tolstoy, some Dickens, Shakespeare. For the most part, I find that there is a reason they have survived the test of time.

I don't have another category of books that I get hooked on like fantasy though.
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Offline OneChapterMore

Re: What is your secondary genre?
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2011, 11:41:58 PM »
Fantasy...  :o

My first Genre is SF tbh.

In terms of novels:

1. SF
2. Fantasy
3. Litfic
4. 'Classic'
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Offline Lyz

Re: What is your secondary genre?
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2011, 12:35:51 AM »
Horror. My love for blood and gore is only outshined by my love for magic and unicorns. :P
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Offline Passiko

Re: What is your secondary genre?
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2011, 03:43:24 AM »
Besides fantasy and sci/fi, I read Koontz and stuff like that. I love a good history book. But with so many fantasy books to read, who has time to read anything else right? lol. My room is basicly a small library.

Offline OneChapterMore

Re: What is your secondary genre?
« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2011, 10:20:36 AM »
I've overeached my room, and am expanding into my house :D. Small libraries rule
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Offline waltw

Re: What is your secondary genre?
« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2011, 11:25:27 AM »
It isn't often that I read something outside of the Fantasy genre. The last one was Random by Craig Robertson (Thriller), and before that (by a couple of years) was probably Velocity by Dean Koontz. So, I suppose my secondary genre would be Thrillers.
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Offline Minesril

Re: What is your secondary genre?
« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2011, 10:10:48 AM »
This is an interesting topic because fantasy IS my secondary genre.  My first, is children's books.  However, the majority of children's books are fantasy, which works out quite well for me, doesn't it?

I also like historical fiction.  Well, not so much 'historical', more 'tudor'.  Haven't read Wolf Hall yet as I tend to ignore/hate books which are hyped.  Perhaps I'll pick it up sometime.

Offline Sanna

Re: What is your secondary genre?
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2011, 04:29:12 PM »
I like classics - Pride and Prejudice being my all time favourite book (but anything by Jane Austin is great). I'll read pretty much anything, but I like things that aren't set either here or now.
I'll even read text books, if that is all that's available.
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Offline Maxcat

Re: What is your secondary genre?
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2011, 03:42:10 PM »
Gotta be mysteries for me.  I have a soft spot for detective novels from the first half of the 20th century.  My favorite author of that genre being Raymond Chandler, with Agatha Christie taking a close second.