which do you like best? romance book or mystery book?

@bhabytart (1116)
Philippines
May 11, 2009 9:06pm CST
i think i would choose MYSTERY BOOK? because i like guess who the the mysterious person in the story.... i would like to know if my thinking is the same as of the author of the book.... when i was in high school i always buy nancy drew and hardy boys books...i would think im also a detective.... hahaha....
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19 responses
• India
12 May 09
I like Sci Fi novels a lot. Mystery and Romantic novels don't really go well with me and i end up stopping them in between. But Sci Fi and spy novels are really interesting and I love to read most of them all the time. I also like fantasy novels like the HP series, LOTR and Eragon series. bourne
@bhabytart (1116)
• Philippines
12 May 09
i saw a movie of eragon but just part 1 i think.... thank you for the comment and sorry for the late resposne..
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
12 May 09
Hi Bhabytart, it's always been mysteries for me. I tried reading romance stories during my school days, and found it unrealistic and at times, silly. So I gave them up, and stuck to mysteries - crime and horror. My favorite mysteries during schooldays were those by Enid Blyton (Secret Seven hehe!) and then Agatha Christie!
@bhabytart (1116)
• Philippines
12 May 09
hmmm... not familiar with enid blyton but i love agatha cristy.... thank you for the comment and sorry for the late response....
@dodo19 (33037)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
12 May 09
I definitely would choose mystery books. I've always been interested in this genre of books. I enjoy reading mysteries more than romance novels. I don't know why. I've just been reading them extensively from an early age onward.
@bhabytart (1116)
• Philippines
12 May 09
its keeps you occupied ha? thank you for the comment and sorry for the late resposne...
@eponiine (141)
• United States
12 May 09
Neither are my favourite but I far prefer mysteries. Romances bore me and are usually poorly written, but a mystery book usually can keep me interested. I have a bit of an Agatha Christie addiction actually.
@bhabytart (1116)
• Philippines
12 May 09
i also have books of agatha cristy.... its so cool! thank you for the comment and sory for the late response...
@sunita64 (6474)
• India
12 May 09
Regarding a romantic book you can give a break while reading it, but with a mystery book if the mystery involved is interesting then I read the book in one go or I am more hooked to mystery novels as compared with romantic ones.
@bhabytart (1116)
• Philippines
12 May 09
yah! when you read mystery book, you cant stop.... until you finish it.... i have also experience that...thank you for the comment and sorry for the late response...
@Bookmite (53)
• United States
3 Aug 13
I like cozy mysteries best, but romance is my second favorite. I like mystery cozies that have a bit of romance in them like the Sue Ann Jaffarian: Odelia Grey series or the Amanda Flower: Appleseed Creek Amish series and the Hannah Swenson series by Joanne Fluke.
@hanah87 (1846)
• Malaysia
15 May 09
I like mystery book because it will challenge my knowledge and brain.I dont like to read romance because it just give nothing only love.I think girl like to read this type of book.I will not help girl because they will not learn nothing about world but only about love.
@Maryam27 (412)
• Pakistan
14 May 09
Romantic all the way :D I like mysteries but not always and only by good authors who keep it interesting till the end. But I won't mind reading a romantic book anytime.
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
14 May 09
Definitely mysteries of all descriptions, though I do enjoy family sagas, especially stories set in earlier periods, as I love history. A mystery, thriller or detective novel excercises your mind, and it's a great feeling if you work out 'whodunnit' or see one of the plot's turns coming. I have a confession to make, though. I have to stop myself from peeking at the last few pages, and sometimes I don't succeed! Strangely, though, it doesn't spoil my enjoyment. Perhaps that's why I like watching reruns of 'Colombo.'
@rmuxagirl (7568)
• United States
14 May 09
That is actually a hard decision for me. I like them both. I have read many Sherrilyn Kenyon's books which are paranormal romances and drew me in from the first book. But then I also love reading James Patterson who is mystery and I love his books as well.
@machatago (385)
• Philippines
13 May 09
Hmmm I dont really read a lot of romance books, I'm more of a mystery suspense kind of way. It is much easier and doesn't get too boring at the middle of the story, romatinc books tend to be that way. I always liked Dan's Browns way of writing his stories, it has so many twists in the end that you really wouldn't expect the ending to be that way.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
13 May 09
mystery and thrillers are always better for me.. books by james patterson, mary higgins clark..:D theirs are suspence and about crimes its like looking at CSI
@celticeagle (118559)
• Boise, Idaho
13 May 09
Oh, I do like a good mystery. But usually the romantic novel is the one I chose. I have been reading the second series of Karen Marie Moning and it is great. Her first is still my favorite of all time. If I come across one that is a mystery with a romantic flavor I am in seventh heaven. Good characters that are memorable and realistic are great too.
@lastain (79)
• India
13 May 09
I prefer to read the MYSTERY BOOK rather than the romance books. personally, all those romantic stories bore my quite a lot. Sometimes, I used to read those also. But, at the last the conclusion becomes predictable. Mystery books twist the brains, compel me to think in the other way, but reality used to something else. That thing really feels me with enthusiasm to read more and more of MYSTERY BOOKS.
@jellymonty (2358)
12 May 09
Definitely mystery book for me.. I like suspense and its good entertainment and keeps you hooked and you read the book much faster.. I dont like romantic novels because I feel like crap after reading one.. seeing that romance doesnt exist in my life so reading one makes me feel depressed and annoyed... so mystery all the way for me... I read the illusionist which is a fantastic book and well there is such a great twist to the story...
@mzj033y (185)
• United States
12 May 09
I really love romance books. I love the way it makes me react to the book. Sometimes I would say "awww" or I would even cry to something I read. I think I would choose romance books over mystery books. I even love watching romantic series. I guess I am just a "romantic" person. I also love comedy.
@Trensue (5256)
• United States
12 May 09
I usually read mystery before romance. but if I just need a vacation from reality with no thought a romance novel will do that for me every time. I won't spend money on a romance novel - they come from the library, but I will on a good mystery. There is nothing wrong with a little bit of mixing in the two either. I still have every Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys from my childhood on the shelf.
@dolphin2406 (1227)
• Poland
12 May 09
I'd rather prefer reading a drama with some romance in it than a whole romantic book. I also like mystery books especially those involving crime. An easy read is good for the summer months whilst when I'm reading some intriguing book I can't get it off my hands.
@zzyw87 (1260)
• Philippines
12 May 09
I prefer romance books. In fact, I have a romance book collection. I like romance novels because I like sappy stories that make me cry or touch my heart. I am such a romantic that is why I like happily ever afters.