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1 hour ago, Morihalda said:

May 10: Do you have a favorite book genre? What do you like about it?

Fantasy, because literature is better with dragons. Followed by philosophy, because it's not that far off from fantasy :lol: :rolleyes: 

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22 hours ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

 

Question the 9th of May: What do you do with your lofe when the forums are down?

 

 

Paint?

 

Retreat to a dark hole, where I can contemplate the general futility of existence. (Read in the accent of your choice)

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2 hours ago, Morihalda said:

May 10: Do you have a favorite book genre? What do you like about it?

Based on my book-buying habits, my favorite fiction book genres appear to be fantasy and science-fiction.  I enjoy world-building and I feel like fantasy and science-fiction afford more opportunities for this than normal fiction would.  For example, what I enjoyed most about the first two Black Company books (all I had at the time, I picked up the third last week) was the world the novels were set in and how the main characters interacted with it.

 

Recently, I'm also looking for ideas to "borrow" for RP campaigns.

 

A close third for genre appears to be role-playing games and supplements, mostly as PDFs because I'm running out of space for physical books.

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2 hours ago, Morihalda said:

May 10: Do you have a favorite book genre? What do you like about it?

It depends on what mood I'm in, I go thru cycles of crime fiction, (reprints of Black Mask from the 30s, reprints of Gold Medal novels from the 50s-70s, the newer Hard Case Crime, etc), and cycles of horror/weird fiction, (currantly rereading an Algernon Blackwood collection), sometimes I binge on World of Darkness and Warhammer splatbooks and short story collections.

Overall, I'm finding myself delving deeper into stuff from the late 1800s/early 20th century. By reading the folks who created the cliches, (looking at you M.R. James), it provides an interesting perspective on the newer stuff. This trend has also come out in my movie watching habits.

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14 hours ago, Cyradis said:

 

The internet is for..... CATS

 

https://www.boredpanda.com/funny-idiot-cats/

 

found this by following my wife's laughing to other side of the house.  This link may disturb coworkers and lower workplace productivity.

 

  2 hours ago, Morihalda said:

May 10: Do you have a favorite book genre? What do you like about it?

Fantasy and Science Fiction.

For new books Science Fiction. it requires less of a time commitment to become invested in the world and the nature of reality.

also tends to have less uncompleted trilogies than Fantasy.  I hate picking up the first book or two then waiting endless years for more. 

For existing series Fantasy - Once I grow to like a world, I will follow it a long time.  

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Morihalda said:

May 10: Do you have a favorite book genre? What do you like about it?

 

Like Alice, I prefer books with pictures in them. ::):

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3 hours ago, Morihalda said:

May 10: Do you have a favorite book genre? What do you like about it?

 

Fantasy, then Sci-fi. They don't require thinking, just going with the flow. 

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3 hours ago, Morihalda said:

May 10: Do you have a favorite book genre? What do you like about it?

 

Like a great many people here, the majority of fiction that I read falls under the (rather broad) Fantasy & Science Fiction umbrella. I do like to occasionally branch out into other genres, but I would call those two my "go-to" categories.

 

I was actually going to narrow it down a little, and say that Science Fiction was the clear winner, but my book shelves disagree with me.

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4 hours ago, Morihalda said:

May 10: Do you have a favorite book genre? What do you like about it?

Fantasy/sci-fi are my big ones, I love where they take the imagination. History books are a close second, they give me lots of ideas.

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Also I would add Paperback.  Easier to carry around than Hardbacks and easier to read than almost unreadable e-Books.  One thing I dislike is the trend for some authors to only have Trade paperbacks.  Those are the ones that are almost the size of hardbacks and almost the same price.  The mass market paperbacks are much easier to read on the go.

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12 minutes ago, ttuckerman said:

Also I would add Paperback.  Easier to carry around than Hardbacks and easier to read than almost unreadable e-Books.  One thing I dislike is the trend for some authors to only have Trade paperbacks.  Those are the ones that are almost the size of hardbacks and almost the same price.  The mass market paperbacks are much easier to read on the go.

That was a large part of the reason why when I bought a new vest, I got one that was originally intended for concealed carry. The pistol pocket will fit most trades without a problem. 

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1 minute ago, Lord of the Dish Pit said:

That was a large part of the reason why when I bought a new vest, I got one that was originally intended for concealed carry. The pistol pocket will fit most trades without a problem. 

He's armed with knowledge!!! ::o:

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5 hours ago, Morihalda said:

May 10: Do you have a favorite book genre? What do you like about it?

 

Fantasy, with science fiction a close second. I just like worlds I can disappear into for several hours (up to a day... I don't read books lightly, I disappear into them).

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5 hours ago, Morihalda said:

May 10: Do you have a favorite book genre? What do you like about it?

 

4 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

The "Having fun part "

Fantasy.

Because one can dream about other worlds/realms

 

3 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Fantasy, because literature is better with dragons. Followed by philosophy, because it's not that far off from fantasy :lol: :rolleyes: 

 

^^ They already got my answer. I read fantasy mostly because I like imagining other worlds. I like using fantastical settings to explore philosophical problems (but just reading philosophy, meh). Sci-fi versus fantasy? I'd rather imagine dragons and magic than blasters and lightsabers. Nothing wrong with sci-fi, but I prefer fantasy settings. 

 

I already live in this world. I literally study this world. Reading is for going to other worlds. 

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