What Genre of Books Do You Read?

What Genre of Books Do You Read?

Kynky Kytty Kynky Kytty
I'm an avid reader, but what I like in terms of books is quite limited. When I was young I would read a lot and a lot of fairy tales. My father encouraged this by buying me fairy tale books from other countries and culture. When I grew up, I would only read fantasy novels and actually have a collection of the best fantasy books I've read, and read again and again.

So, what do you mostly read?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Action, Adventure
Sammi , Chilipepper , DONOTSHOPHERETHEOWNERISPSYCHO , Miss Cinnamon , ~LaUr3n~ , Kim! , Carrie Ann , Alan & Michele , El-Jaro , Sidewinder , Jul!a , Envy , MuffysPinguLove , bzzingbee , Andromeda , LicentiouslyYours , Lady Venus , Annemarie , Alicia , *Keona* , Alura Une , Jenniae09 , Not here , deadpoet , Selective Sensualist , B8trDude , Madeira , DeliciousSurprise , Viktor Vysheslav Malkin , Kindred , mllebeauty , LikeSunshineDust , razmataz , learnlivelove , Alegria , ScottA , Persephone Nightmare , Darling Jen , LittleBoPeep , Libra , Ajax , Yiggi , Sapphire Pet , ninaspinkturtle , NaughtyButterfly , PassionateLover2 , LoveYouLikeThat , humblepie
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Biography
Chilipepper , Tuesday , DONOTSHOPHERETHEOWNERISPSYCHO , Passionate Pastor , ♥ Amanda ♥ , Tori Rebel , Victoria , Carrie Ann , Blinker , Jul!a , MuffysPinguLove , ...... , Isabel0329 , LicentiouslyYours , Lady Venus , P'Gell , softcoeur , B8trDude , Madeira , Jobthingy , ScottA , Persephone Nightmare , lamira , Love Buzz , ninaspinkturtle , Lucidity , Gracie , PassionateLover2 , ghalik , Peaches2000
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Fairy Tales
Chilipepper , Miss Cinnamon , Sir , MuffysPinguLove , bzzingbee , Airen Wolf , kck , Annemarie , P'Gell , Alicia , Alura Une , NightNight , sexysweetieshan , Sera , deadpoet , VieuxCarre , Madeira , mllebeauty , razmataz , Alegria , ScottA , Persephone Nightmare , LittleBoPeep , Ajax , Sapphire Pet , Anne Ardeur , Lucidity , PussyGalore , EJ , Kynky Kytty , Peaches2000
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Fantasy
Sammi , Chilipepper , DONOTSHOPHERETHEOWNERISPSYCHO , Miss Cinnamon , Tori Rebel , Maiden , Alan & Michele , El-Jaro , Sir , JEM , Sidewinder , Jul!a , Envy , MuffysPinguLove , imp , bzzingbee , Andromeda , ToyTimeTim , Airen Wolf , HevansS , Miss B Haven , Isabel0329 , Lady Venus , Annemarie , Alicia , Alura Une , Sera , twilightsun , softcoeur , deadpoet , Selective Sensualist , VieuxCarre , paralax , Hannah Savage , DeliciousSurprise , Viktor Vysheslav Malkin , Kindred , mllebeauty , LikeSunshineDust , razmataz , Alegria , ScottA , Persephone Nightmare , Darling Jen , LittleBoPeep , Dusk , Libra , Ajax , Adriana Ravenlust , Love Buzz , Yiggi , Danielle1220 , Sapphire Pet , Anne Ardeur , Lucidity , PussyGalore , EJ , Kynky Kytty , <3BF , PassionateLover2 , pasdechat , LoveYouLikeThat , 12345678 , humblepie
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Literary Fiction
Chilipepper , Tuesday , buzzvibe , El-Jaro , Sir , Jul!a , MuffysPinguLove , imp , Andromeda , kck , ...... , Isabel0329 , LicentiouslyYours , Annemarie , P'Gell , Alicia , *Keona* , Alura Une , NightNight , Sera , Jenniae09 , softcoeur , Selective Sensualist , B8trDude , Madeira , DeliciousSurprise , Kindred , mllebeauty , LikeSunshineDust , Alegria , ScottA , Persephone Nightmare , Darling Jen , LittleBoPeep , lamira , Trashley , dv8 , ninaspinkturtle , leela , Lucidity , PussyGalore , <3BF , Gracie , pasdechat , LoveYouLikeThat , ghalik , 12345678 , humblepie , humpday , potstickers
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Science Fiction
Sammi , Chilipepper , Miss Cinnamon , Kim! , Alan & Michele , El-Jaro , Sir , Jul!a , Envy , MuffysPinguLove , imp , bzzingbee , Andromeda , ToyTimeTim , Airen Wolf , kck , HevansS , Miss B Haven , Alicia , NightNight , softcoeur , Selective Sensualist , B8trDude , DeliciousSurprise , Viktor Vysheslav Malkin , Kindred , LikeSunshineDust , razmataz , Alegria , ScottA , Persephone Nightmare , Darling Jen , LittleBoPeep , Libra , Adriana Ravenlust , Sapphire Pet , ninaspinkturtle , Anne Ardeur , leela , Lucidity , Kynky Kytty , <3BF , PassionateLover2 , pasdechat , humblepie , potstickers
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Romance
Chilipepper , DONOTSHOPHERETHEOWNERISPSYCHO , ♥ Amanda ♥ , Maiden , Sir , JEM , Jul!a , Midway through , MuffysPinguLove , Airen Wolf , SexyySarah , LicentiouslyYours , Alicia , *Keona* , Kimmie1980ca , sexysweetieshan , Sera , deadpoet , VieuxCarre , new southern girl , Madeira , Hannah Savage , Lavender*Moon , DeliciousSurprise , Alegria , Persephone Nightmare , Darling Jen , LittleBoPeep , Dusk , Pandahb , Yiggi , Danielle1220 , Sapphire Pet , ninaspinkturtle , Anne Ardeur , PussyGalore , Kynky Kytty , Gracie , PassionateLover2 , LoveYouLikeThat , Peaches2000
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Mystery
Sammi , Chilipepper , Tuesday , DONOTSHOPHERETHEOWNERISPSYCHO , ♥ Amanda ♥ , ~LaUr3n~ , Carrie Ann , Sir , Blinker , JEM , Jul!a , MuffysPinguLove , Andromeda , Airen Wolf , kck , Miss B Haven , LicentiouslyYours , Lady Venus , Annemarie , Alicia , *Keona* , Kimmie1980ca , Sera , Hot'n'Bothered , Not here , softcoeur , Waterfall , deadpoet , Selective Sensualist , B8trDude , VieuxCarre , new southern girl , Madeira , DeliciousSurprise , Kindred , mllebeauty , Alegria , ScottA , Persephone Nightmare , LittleBoPeep , Love Buzz , Danielle1220 , Sapphire Pet , ninaspinkturtle , Lucidity , PussyGalore , DeliciousDrip , NaughtyButterfly , Gracie , pasdechat , LoveYouLikeThat , humpday
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Nonfiction
Chilipepper , Tuesday , Passionate Pastor , ♥ Amanda ♥ , buzzvibe , Tori Rebel , ~LaUr3n~ , Victoria , Alan & Michele , El-Jaro , Sir , Blinker , JEM , Sidewinder , Jul!a , MuffysPinguLove , imp , ...... , Isabel0329 , LicentiouslyYours , Lady Venus , Annemarie , P'Gell , Alura Une , NightNight , Not here , softcoeur , CoffeeCup , Selective Sensualist , B8trDude , namelesschaos , Madeira , Hannah Savage , DeliciousSurprise , Jobthingy , razmataz , ScottA , Persephone Nightmare , Darling Jen , Adriana Ravenlust , Love Buzz , ninaspinkturtle , leela , Lucidity , EJ , <3BF , Gracie , PassionateLover2 , pasdechat , ghalik , jennifur77 , Peaches2000 , potstickers
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Erotic
Chilipepper , ♥ Amanda ♥ , buzzvibe , Tori Rebel , Kim! , Maiden , Alan & Michele , Sir , Jul!a , MuffysPinguLove , imp , bzzingbee , ToyTimeTim , Airen Wolf , SexyySarah , Isabel0329 , LicentiouslyYours , Lady Venus , P'Gell , Alicia , *Keona* , sexysweetieshan , Sera , Jenniae09 , softcoeur , Waterfall , deadpoet , VieuxCarre , new southern girl , namelesschaos , Madeira , DeliciousSurprise , mllebeauty , Alegria , Persephone Nightmare , Darling Jen , LittleBoPeep , Pandahb , Adriana Ravenlust , Love Buzz , Onanist , Sapphire Pet , ninaspinkturtle , Anne Ardeur , leela , PussyGalore , Kynky Kytty , <3BF , Gracie , PassionateLover2 , LoveYouLikeThat , jennifur77
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Poetry
Chilipepper , Miss Cinnamon , ♥ Amanda ♥ , Tori Rebel , ~LaUr3n~ , Sir , Jul!a , MuffysPinguLove , imp , Andromeda , kck , HevansS , Lady Venus , Alura Une , Sera , Jenniae09 , deadpoet , Selective Sensualist , VieuxCarre , Madeira , DeliciousSurprise , razmataz , ScottA , Persephone Nightmare , Darling Jen , LittleBoPeep , Dusk , Lucidity , EJ , <3BF , pasdechat , ghalik , 12345678 , Peaches2000
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Humor
Chilipepper , Tuesday , DONOTSHOPHERETHEOWNERISPSYCHO , Miss Cinnamon , buzzvibe , Tori Rebel , Kim! , Victoria , El-Jaro , Sir , Blinker , JEM , Jul!a , Envy , MuffysPinguLove , bzzingbee , Andromeda , Airen Wolf , kck , ...... , SexyySarah , LicentiouslyYours , Lady Venus , Annemarie , P'Gell , Alicia , *Keona* , NightNight , Kimmie1980ca , sexysweetieshan , Not here , Selective Sensualist , VieuxCarre , Madeira , DeliciousSurprise , Viktor Vysheslav Malkin , mllebeauty , learnlivelove , Alegria , ScottA , Persephone Nightmare , LittleBoPeep , Libra , Yiggi , Danielle1220 , ninaspinkturtle , leela , Lucidity , <3BF , pasdechat , LoveYouLikeThat , ghalik , humblepie , Peaches2000
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Suspense, Thriller
Sammi , Chilipepper , DONOTSHOPHERETHEOWNERISPSYCHO , ♥ Amanda ♥ , ~LaUr3n~ , Kim! , Carrie Ann , Maiden , Alan & Michele , Sir , Blinker , JEM , Jul!a , Envy , MuffysPinguLove , bzzingbee , Andromeda , Miss B Haven , LicentiouslyYours , Lady Venus , Annemarie , P'Gell , Alicia , Kimmie1980ca , Hot'n'Bothered , Not here , Waterfall , Selective Sensualist , B8trDude , VieuxCarre , Lavender*Moon , Kindred , mllebeauty , LikeSunshineDust , Alegria , ScottA , Persephone Nightmare , Darling Jen , LittleBoPeep , Libra , Ajax , Love Buzz , Sapphire Pet , ninaspinkturtle , leela , Lucidity , PussyGalore , DeliciousDrip , NaughtyButterfly , <3BF , pasdechat , LoveYouLikeThat , 12345678 , humpday
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Comic, Graphic Novel
Chilipepper , Miss Cinnamon , Victoria , El-Jaro , Sir , Blinker , Sidewinder , Envy , MuffysPinguLove , Andromeda , ToyTimeTim , Airen Wolf , Annemarie , P'Gell , Alura Une , NightNight , Sera , deadpoet , paralax , Madeira , Viktor Vysheslav Malkin , Alegria , ScottA , Persephone Nightmare , Dusk , Libra , Love Buzz , ninaspinkturtle , leela , Lucidity , ghalik , humblepie
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Other.
Sammi , Chilipepper , Tori Rebel , Victoria , JEM , Envy , MuffysPinguLove , ...... , Isabel0329 , Lady Venus , Annemarie , P'Gell , *Keona* , usmcwife99 , Not here , B8trDude , new southern girl , Avant-garde , Madeira , Hannah Savage , ScottA , Persephone Nightmare , Ajax , ReadyAllTheTime , Sapphire Pet , Lucidity , EJ , NaughtyButterfly , <3BF , PassionateLover2 , November , ghalik , potstickers
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Total votes: 674 (114 voters)
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Chilipepper Chilipepper
Is there an option for 'everything listed and then some'?

I'm an original bibliophile, and about 3/4 of my household still in storage (waiting to be picked up and divided between my ex and myself) is comprised of books. If anyone reads the webcomic 'Sinfest', I'm the bookworm Criminy with his book-fort and scholarly knowledge.
06/27/2010
Kynky Kytty Kynky Kytty
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
Is there an option for 'everything listed and then some'?

I'm an original bibliophile, and about 3/4 of my household still in storage (waiting to be picked up and divided between my ex and myself) is comprised of books. If anyone ...
It's multiple choice, so click on everything AND other.
06/27/2010
Sammi Sammi
i read a little bit of everything - my other category here would be horror.
06/27/2010
buzzvibe buzzvibe
It really just depends on my mood. I usually go for fiction, either classics or contemporary, or humor (I love to laugh), but every once in a while I want to read smut, the trashier the better.
06/28/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
Action adventure, mystery, True-crime non fiction, poetry, suspense thriller and...Harry Potter.
06/28/2010
Victoria Victoria
I like nonfiction, cultural studies / social commentary, and memoir best, but if the fiction is written well, I'll give it a chance.

We're also big magazine nerds here - which is nice bite size reading when you only have a few minutes. Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, National Geographic, and so on.
06/28/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
I devour a book every day or two so, as I get older, I get less picky about what I read simply because I've read so, so, so much.

I could fill my home and my parent's home and a few garages with all the books I've read.

Frightening.
06/28/2010
Victoria Victoria
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Originally posted by Carrie Ann
I devour a book every day or two so, as I get older, I get less picky about what I read simply because I've read so, so, so much.

I could fill my home and my parent's home and a few garages with all the books I've read.

Frightening.
Yeah, I am going through all my books in the next few weeks because we're making a new bookshelf unit and I need to pare down. Thankfully, our library is only 5 blocks from here too.
06/28/2010
Maiden Maiden
I will read anything that seems interesting, but I selected the genres I frequent most. I have always read fantasy and horror, even since I was in elementary. I love series books, good ones, because I hate to read a really good book, get to know the characters and then it's just over. I still read romance novels, but mostly series. My favorite is Diana Gabaldon's Outlander Series. It's much more than the typical romance. Not many sex scens at all, which is a bummer, but lots of historical fiction that spans the decades of Scottish and American revolutions.
I love Stephen King. As for fantasy, my first series was Peirs Anthony's Xanth Series. I've long since out grown them, though. I was reading the Sword of Truth Series from Terry Goodkind until it became exhausting! Those books are nice and long, which I like, but it never gives you a break from conflict. I guess the romance reader in me wants them to stop all the fighting for a bit and just spend some time at home...lol. Still, I read six of them before stopping.
06/28/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I've always been a reader. The only ones I don't get into are mysteries, love/sex stories, and crime.

For the last few years or so, I've been getting more into zombies and horror.
06/28/2010
Blinker Blinker
I love Stephen King, Patricia Cornwell, David Sedaris, Chelsea Handler, Harry Potter (!) and historical biographies or true crime. Sometimes if a graphic novel is really compelling, like Preacher or Watchmen, I'll read it, but I mostly stick to Humor or Horror.

I just bought The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo...has anyone read any of this series? I've only heard good things about it.
06/28/2010
JEM JEM
LOVE The Valley of The Dolls! Read it at least once a year. Other than that I really llike True Crime and fiction. Love the Sookie Stackhouse books...The ones that True Blood is based on...and as always the books are SOOO much better!
06/28/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by Blinker
I love Stephen King, Patricia Cornwell, David Sedaris, Chelsea Handler, Harry Potter (!) and historical biographies or true crime. Sometimes if a graphic novel is really compelling, like Preacher or Watchmen, I'll read it, but I mostly stick to ...
I love Stephen King also!
06/28/2010
Tuesday Tuesday
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Originally posted by Blinker
I love Stephen King, Patricia Cornwell, David Sedaris, Chelsea Handler, Harry Potter (!) and historical biographies or true crime. Sometimes if a graphic novel is really compelling, like Preacher or Watchmen, I'll read it, but I mostly stick to ...
Wow. We read all the same books. I'm reading The Girl Who Played with Fire now. I finished the dragon book obviously. Several of us at work are devouring the whole series. The first two are excellent and I'm told that the third one is too. Dragon is out as a movie and Fire will be out this July.

We have bookcases in almost every room. Even in one closet. Plus a wall of books in the living room.

Being surrounded by books raises my spirits.
06/28/2010
Kynky Kytty Kynky Kytty
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Originally posted by Tuesday
Wow. We read all the same books. I'm reading The Girl Who Played with Fire now. I finished the dragon book obviously. Several of us at work are devouring the whole series. The first two are excellent and I'm told that the third one is too. ...
I've grown up surrounded by bookshelves. My father would usually buy more old and used book than he could read. I guess I took that from him.

My collection of books are by Anne Rice, Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Haydon, Terry Brooks, David Eddings, Robert Jordan, Jane Auel, and Tolkien. I've got the special editions of the Tolkien books illustrated by Alan Lee. I love his watercolors.

I also read romance and sometimes erotica, but the romance is mostly when I'm learning a new language, since the vocabulary is not very complicated as a general rule.
06/28/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Blinker
I love Stephen King, Patricia Cornwell, David Sedaris, Chelsea Handler, Harry Potter (!) and historical biographies or true crime. Sometimes if a graphic novel is really compelling, like Preacher or Watchmen, I'll read it, but I mostly stick to ...
Stephen Kind is one of my favorite authors. My mom has a bookcase dedicated to every single book he's ever released, even under pen names, lol.

I think my favorite was From A Buick 8 if you've read that one.
06/28/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
For the most part I'll read it if it catches my eye. I love true crime stories. I read so many of them in high school, but without the time to read extensively now, I settle for CourtTV, lol
06/28/2010
Blinker Blinker
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Originally posted by Jul!a
Stephen Kind is one of my favorite authors. My mom has a bookcase dedicated to every single book he's ever released, even under pen names, lol.

I think my favorite was From A Buick 8 if you've read that one.
I think I let a friend borrow the paperback before I read it. I can't remember too much about it. Now, I don;t let anyone borrow anything!
06/28/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Blinker
I think I let a friend borrow the paperback before I read it. I can't remember too much about it. Now, I don;t let anyone borrow anything!
I'll totally lend you my copy if you wanna read it again, lol.

I heard talks that there might be a movie?
06/28/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I'm not so much of a Stephen King reader. I tried reading "The Stand" in 4th grade (right after the tv movie came out) and then tried reading "The Gunslinger" and couldn't get into it.

I also love how some of us are into the same authors/books!

I'm reading the Sookie novels now.
06/28/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
I'm not so much of a Stephen King reader. I tried reading "The Stand" in 4th grade (right after the tv movie came out) and then tried reading "The Gunslinger" and couldn't get into it.

I also love how some of us ...
I'm not into all of Stephen King's stuff, but I have enjoyed a great deal of it. The Green Mile was another favorite. Movie makes me cry every time, but I enjoy the mini series in text as well
06/28/2010
Blinker Blinker
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Originally posted by Jul!a
I'll totally lend you my copy if you wanna read it again, lol.

I heard talks that there might be a movie?
I hope it's an actual movie and not a little cheesy TV made thing! I am so sick of those because so many of them turn out horribly.
06/28/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
I'm not so much of a Stephen King reader. I tried reading "The Stand" in 4th grade (right after the tv movie came out) and then tried reading "The Gunslinger" and couldn't get into it.

I also love how some of us ...
I read all 1140 pages or whatever...took like a month and I had to do a 60 page book review on it in 8th grade. NIGHTMARE but the book is great.

I saw It when I was 5 and read it when I was like 10...terrifying haha. I didn't face the shower head during showers for a few years.
06/28/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by Kynky Kytty
I've grown up surrounded by bookshelves. My father would usually buy more old and used book than he could read. I guess I took that from him.

My collection of books are by Anne Rice, Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Haydon, Terry Brooks, David ...
OMG Alan Lee is awesome! The murals he did for the backdrops of the movie were AMAZING! The concept work was gorgeous as well. I have the special editions also and some antique versions of the Hobbit. I am a bit of a book collector.

I have a first edition of The Great Gatsby too as well as Sherlock Holmes and many Agatha Christie.
06/28/2010
Maiden Maiden
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Originally posted by Kynky Kytty
I've grown up surrounded by bookshelves. My father would usually buy more old and used book than he could read. I guess I took that from him.

My collection of books are by Anne Rice, Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Haydon, Terry Brooks, David ...
My ex read David Eddings. That long series of books by him... can't recall the names, but I read them too. Pretty good.
06/29/2010
Maiden Maiden
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Originally posted by Blinker
I think I let a friend borrow the paperback before I read it. I can't remember too much about it. Now, I don;t let anyone borrow anything!
I liked that one too, but I like them all. Even the Gunslinger series was great, though it is much different than his other books.
06/29/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by Maiden
I liked that one too, but I like them all. Even the Gunslinger series was great, though it is much different than his other books.
Agreed. He has a few pen names that he writes very different things under too.
06/29/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Blinker
I hope it's an actual movie and not a little cheesy TV made thing! I am so sick of those because so many of them turn out horribly.
IMDB has this on it right now, the release date has been changing for about 2 years now, but they've got writers now and that's more progress than I've seen in the past. So this one I don't think they're gonna fuck up by making it a made for TV thing, and if they do, I'll refuse to watch it. At least I'll tell people I'm refusing to watch it. I'd probably secretly tape it, lol
06/29/2010
Kynky Kytty Kynky Kytty
I think the most epic book I have ever read is the Arabian Nights. I read it about 15 years ago. And it was amazing. If you like tales, you'll love this masterpiece.

I have to read it again.
06/29/2010
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