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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

There is Literally Nothing I Won't Read....(well, except maybe that)

by andye

This post was inspired by this comment on yesterday's post:


And then this post

You can't do witches??  Saying that Harry Potter is about witches is like saying The Hunger Games is about bread.  WELL THERE'S BREAD IN IT!!  I....just....can't....EVEN.*



However, it did get me thinking about what books I won't "do."

I came to the conclusion that I don't have any.

Well...except maybe this:


Yes.

This exists.

I'll give you a moment.



Ok, to be totally honest, I don't read any kind of erotica, so I guess that's a type.  Oh, also non-fiction. Wait, this list is getting longer.  So by "literally" (in the title), I meant not literally, but close.

But seriously, I'll read just about anything.  Here's my one criteria.  Are you ready?  It's profound.  The writing has to be good.  That's it!   My bookshelf is seriously lined with every type of book out there.  I actually organize it according to genre, because I have so many of each type.  And I have favorites in each category!  Here they are, if you're interested, if not, just fast forward...


Did I miss anything?  If I did, just tell me, and I've probably read a book I liked in that category.  My point is, that I just love a good story.  I don't really care what the particulars are, or how unbelievable they might be.  There are things I prefer (FANTASY), and things I'm more hesitant about (mermaids & sad books), but I've loved many books in every category.

So, what about you?  Are there any books that you are an automatic "Errr....no"?



GO FORTH AND READ!

*P.S.  I think this goes without saying, but just in case, Hannah and I are good friends and I love her and her very strange ways.

28 comments:

  1. *bows*

    I concede defeat. This is a truly epic post. I am not even going to tell you how many of these books I haven't read because .... yeah. No need to start another war. LOL

    BTW? I love you, too, and your insatiable reading appetite. ;)

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    1. Heehee!! YAY!! I love winning!! This means you'll read HP, right? :P

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  2. I try to read as much of anything as possible, but my reading taste and choices typically change with the years. There was once a time when I'm a strict Biographies only, and now, I tend to be a fiction only reader. Great list, Andye. :)

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    1. Thanks! It was crazy how fast I came up with these! Of course, the links took forever...

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  3. Oh, you and I would so get along. Many of your favs are mine too. Especially high fantasy but Throne of Glass by Sarah Maas is my absolute favorite!

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    1. I didn't love Throne of Glass, but I thought it was ok. BUT THEN I read Crown of Midnight, and I absolutely LOVED it!!

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  4. Yes, there are very few things that I won't read - erotica of every kind being a definite won't read on my part as well. I almost wish that instead of asking what I like to read folks would start asking me what I don't like to read. it would be a much easier and shorter list!

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    1. That is so true!

      "What books DON'T you like?"

      "Dinosaur erotica."

      "Um...ok...?"

      hehe

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  5. I'm an eclectic reader too, I read pretty much every category except nonfiction. THERE MUST BE FICTION! :)

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    1. Yes, I don't know how people read non-fiction. I just can't.

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  6. I'm definitely with you on erotica and non-fiction. Though I also tend to stay away from a lot of fantasy and sci-fi books that are 600+ pages long.

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    1. Long books are daunting for me too, so I usually pick those up on audio. :D

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  7. I'm not normally a fan of faerie books. There have been one or two exceptions, but for the most part, they just don't do it for me. And I can't read much high fantasy. Again, there are exceptions, but it's not something I normally pick up.

    And like you, I steer clear of the erotic and non-fiction.

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    1. I wouldn't have thought I was a faerie book person, but I didn't really know what they were actually like. Well, at least Melissa Marr's version....which is what I like :D

      Oh, high fantasy. I just love it so much.

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  8. Hahaha, I've seen that raptor book before - there's not just one, but an entire series!

    I'm totally with you on this - I read pretty much anything, apart from erotica and romance. Although I read more science fiction and fantasy than anything else, sometimes I'm in the mood for some historical fiction, a thriller, a contemporary novel... it's so wonderful being able to skip through genres =)

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    1. Ugh, I know!! Who's buying these things????

      Skipping through genres. I like that.

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  9. Love this. My entire blog is basically about how I will read anything and everything with only some very few exceptions that aren't really exceptions, just not preferred. Great post!

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  10. I'm basically the same. If the story is good, the writing is good, then I'll read it! The only genre I stay away from is erotica like you mentioned :)

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  11. I know this is an old entry but I just found it. :D What about post apocalyptic? I mean, as distinct from distopian. Something like Susan Beth Pfeffer's Moon series, or Earth Abides, or The Stand. Something where the focus is on the disaster, not the resulting society.

    Loved the list, will have to try some of those...

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    1. OMG I can't believe I missed that category!! I think mine would have to be IN THE AFTER
      by Demitria Lunetta!

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  12. Hahahahahahhahahahaha!!! Omg that book actually exists?!!! Is there nothing in this world that hasn't been written?! I thought it was some kind of dinosaur that was human (like Greta and the Goblin King) but this was not that. It's actually a dinosaur and a human from what Amazon reviews say. HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!
    Wow.

    I read a lot but I think when it comes to NOT reading some things my list might be bigger than yours.
    I don't like sci-fi or zombies in books (except maybe Frankenstein). Weirdly enough I love sci-fi and zombies in movies, Resident Evil is by far one of my favourite films, that kick-ass Alice :D
    I'm not a fan of Historical Fiction as such. I love the classics like Jane Eyre but sometimes all I need to see on a YA blurb are dates like 1700 or 1600 and I just go NOPE and put it back on the shelf.

    Have you ever gotten sick of something? Like you loved it and read it like crazy at one point but now you can't be bothered? In my case it was Vampires. I liked them a lot before Twilight but after Twilight it seemed like every single YA book I picked up was about vampires. So I can't be bothered to read books about them now.
    I'm also sick of love triangles.
    No joke, if I see even the slightest mention of a possible love triangle in the blurb I WILL put the book down and walk away. I am so sick and tired of a girl being torn between two guys, specially if one is so obviously the wrong guy for her. Sometimes they're both great in which case I'M sick of being torn between two fictional guys!!! Can you just give me ONE perfect guy and not TWO IN ONE BOOK?! O_O I think this is one of the main reasons why I haven't read quite a few YA books out there that have been Bestsellers or someone's favourite. I haven't read the last book in the Shatter Me series yet and I think that's probably because I'm worried she's going to end up with the wrong guy. The only author that seems to let sail my ships is Kelley Armstrong, that woman is a psychic when it comes to putting together the two characters I love and her triangles aren't so infuriating either.
    I don't read many sad books. Sometimes I'll pick up a book like The Fault in Our Stars but it's rare; I read to escape, not cry my eyes out.

    What I love: Crime/Mystery (Body Finder), Horror (Anna Dressed in Blood), High Fantasy (Graceling), Dragons (Dragonlance), Supernaturals (Otherworld, Mercy Thompson) and the occasional Chick Lit (Lonely Heart Club). I would put re-tellings of Fairy Tales as well (Cinder, Of Beast and Beauty) but I've read more badly written re-tellings than good ones. Gah.


    - Shepa

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    1. I know, that book is beyond absurd!

      And I think you may have just inspired another blog post!! :D

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  13. I also forgot to mention, I don't read "Bad boy, good girl" books anymore. I can't be bothered. I'm tired of the guy in a leather jacket who rides a motorbike and acts like a complete ass BUT he's the hero of the story! Ta-dah! This man SOMEHOW has something worth loving and the MC in the book ends up falling for him despite the fact that he walks all over her, nah that's just his love *barf*.
    I advise you to stay away from Beautiful Disaster by Jamie whatsherface, that was by far the most awful book I've read (seriously though, who the hell nicknames their girlfriend "pigeon"? HOW IS THAT AN ENDEARING NICKNAME?!). Weirdly enough it makes me happy to see this dino book exists. Thank God, there's something worse than Beautiful Disaster out there and I HAVE NOT READ IT!!! YES!!!

    Oddly enough I did happen to come across a book where it was bad GIRL and good BOY (shocking I know). Barbie Girl by Heidi Acosta wasn't so bad, I actually enjoyed reading about a girl who's got a reputation and a boy who's hasn't, lol, but he's cute anyway. Try it, you might like it ;)

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    1. Looking for Alaska is kind-of a bad girl, innocent boy. Of course, I didn't like it. haha. TOTALLY agree about your comment! This is why I hated Hush, Hush. And I heard about BD and stayed far away!!

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    2. I think I tried reading Looking for Alaska with you guys... years ago when you did some read-along thing. I can tell you now I don't think I got past chapter 3 or 4, didn't get far into it to know more about the girl, I just didn't like it. It's so sad to see a book be so well written by someone only to find out his/her other books aren't that great. Barbie Girl isn't so much like that, she's actually likeable. And I did finish it after all, can't say the same about LfA :/
      I cannot understand people who like Patch from Hush, Hush or whatshisface from Beautiful Disaster. I just don't get it.
      I really don't get it.
      And although it's not YA (but I doubt teens AREN'T reading it) BDSM isn't my thing either so books like 50 Shades aren't up my alley. I don't like the whole dominating thing. Can you guys just like being EQUAL? Why must you feel the need to dominate one another? Jeez.

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    3. Oh, yeah!! I forgot about that failed book club reading. haha!

      And I feel exactly the same about BDSM. Why does anyone think it's ok to dominate/hurt someone else, even if it's just pretend. Why do you want to pretend to hurt someone? (Or be hurt)

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