Post by Chiara Candlegarden on Dec 7, 2016 21:48:55 GMT 10
My favourite genres are Fantasy, Fantasy and Comedy of Manners, Children's Books, Storybooks, Historical Novels, Gothic/Romantic Fiction, Steampunk, some Sci-Fi, Comics and Manga, selected Non-Fiction (mostly Political, Theological, or Historical or Biographies, or books about Art and Theatre), as well as Horse books and Fairy Tales. Plus, some mild Gothic 'horror' and Cosy Mysteries. I also love reading poetry, sonnets, plays, and scripts. Even song lyrics. And quotes.
What I usually don't like are Dystopias, really cruel/gory horror or crime/mystery, and dry and depressing 'realistic' young adult novels, as well as most modern romances. But exceptions are found in any rule
I am also generally more focused on style, language, atmosphere, setting, details, etc. than the plot. If someone would create a well-writen, lyrical and imaginative story about a person making coffee, I'd surely read it I love story-within-stories, footnotes, metafiction, quotes, unique settings, fiction portrayed as non-fiction, etc.
I love fantasy, biographies and then, how should I call them... Slice of life stories? I'm keen on reading fairy tales and other books for younger readers, the plot is really simple so I can just turn off my brain and relax while reading (well, The Little prince by Exupery is something different tbh ). Poems are not bad but I have to in the right poetry-mood otherwise they're a big pain. I was very surprised when I found out that scripts and plays are such a great genre! The story develops really quickly, it's entertaining and funny and even though there are no complex descriptions it's simple to imagine what those characters are thinking and feeling.
I don't like detective stories, I don't know why but I find them boring. Maybe I just haven't read the right book, but everytime I tried to read detective book it ended up closed on my table and I never touched it again (except for the moment when I returned it to the library).
I don't think this is a genre but I'm not fond of old literature, written around 3 and more centuries ago. It's interesting to watch how books changed, but description of a Russian village on almost 40 pages (L. N. Tolstoj - Anna Karenina)? Nope. Of course some of those old books are stunning but in general it's a lot of describing which I don't like since I get distracted easily while reading something like ,,the colours of the carpets were..." And in some cases the language is very difficult to understand.
And since trainings and that stuff should end positively I'll just say that my number one is The Lord of the Rings trilogy, I could read it 24/7.
Post by Chiara Candlegarden on Dec 13, 2016 22:38:29 GMT 10
Wow! I agree on most everything!
Except I don't really know what to think about detective stories - I have read very little. I love watching unusual tv detective shows like Monk, or Columbo, or Quincy, but they have a different concept, and are not simply "detective tries to find criminal, succeeds, done" which I really don't like, and I guess the same would apply for books. But I don't really know any. Though I do like watching Agatha Christie, so I assume I'd like to read her, too.
I see what you mean about poetry - I need the right mood, too. And yes, I love old books and classical literature, too. And old books that are too obscure to be classics. I do however love descriptions, and they don't distract me. I like them more than the plot, usually and I really need to know what colour the carpets were ;D
I love LotR, too! I wouldn't call it my absoute favourite, but it is high on my list!
I gazed awhile On her cold smile; Too cold- too cold for me- There pass'd, as a shroud, A fleecy cloud, And I turned away to thee, Proud Evening Star... ~Edgar Allan Poe
Post by Zoe Breezewild on Jan 4, 2019 17:11:00 GMT 10
I love fantasy and sci-fi, especially cyber- and steampunk. For me, while I do care about writing style and whatnot, I have to care about the characters and the plot has to be good. If either one is bland, I stop reading. Romance is the worst. I don't mind a bit sprinkled in here or there, but it can't be the entire story. I just end up yelling at the main character to juST GO TALK TO HIM ALREADY! Lol.
Fantasy and historical fiction, though I'm picky when it comes to fantasy. I seem to prefer fantasy that doesn't have too many bells and whistles, but a lot of natural world-building. Like Wheel of Time. It has magic and some odd creatures. But the way the world is built isn't too out-wordly and he's paid a lot of attention to how everything fits together. He makes his worlds feel real and there is evidence when you read that the world thousands of years ago, before it was destroyed, was much like ours today. Glowbulbs sound like lightbulbs and someone described fast, bug-like machines on roads that sound like cars. Historical fiction I have more interest in. I love reading about England between 1400 and 1600 and seeing different author's perspective of what went on. Like what happened to the two princes in the tower. My favorite author believes Elizabeth Woodville would not have given both her sons over, but set up a fake and got one out to safety.
Least favorites...Just pure romance by itself I find boring, as well as science fiction.
Post by rubyskywalker on Jan 23, 2019 15:23:14 GMT 10
Sorry if this is reaaaaaallllyyy long but here goes....
I love reading fantasies and mysteries. Or basically anything not over-the-top drama or gory and disgusting or just too creepy/scady
My favorites are listed as follows:
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot. YA series about a normal Big city teen who finds out she's heir to the throne. Except she doesn't want to be. It's like reading a diary and is really interesting. It's got a lot that would be relatable irl to a lot of people. It gets a little over-the-top deeper into a romance type story a couple times though..... It always was turned into 2 movies by Disney but they're NOTHING like the books.
Another YA story... this time about a girl who wishes to be popular and finds a book about it. It's very funny and amusing to read and really gives a new idea to what "popular" and "being popular" mean. It does have SOME decent advice in it as well.
The Kingdom Keepers series by Ridley Pearson Disney Parks and Cruises meets Fantasy Fiction with a hint of scifi and romance. Basically, 5 normal kids are chosen to become DHI (Disney Host Interactive or Daylight Hologram Imaging) "tour guides" in parks & eventually cruises. There's a little catch though: (And it's kind of creepy when explained) When they fall asleep, they wake up as their hologram selves in the parks and have to protect it from the Overtakers, who want to destroy the parks, led by Maleficent. Each of the Kingdom Keepers are very unique in personalities. Oh, there's also anorher catch... any harm (cut, scrape, etc) that happens to their DHI happens to the real human too. And they can get stuck as their DHIs if they don't "return".
It does get scary a couple times but if you like Disney, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, and a tiny bit of scifi and romance, you'll enjoy this.
A fun fact: When the book were being made there was a website people could join. They got a randomly generated name. They could help write a paragraph for the books too and a few made it in.
I also enjoy the old PONY club books, books based off Disney movies/shows, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and I'm currently reading the American Girl books and Nancy Drew.
The American Girl books are nice to read now. I've never been a fan of learning about History, but the books put a different perspective to it. Plus there's definitely something to relate to. A few of them, currently I've only read Kaya & Felicity, both of these and probably more have a deep love for horses. c:
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