What types of literature do you like to read?

@ranger07 (555)
July 16, 2012 6:43pm CST
I am not much of a reader at all. I just do not have a niche for it. Never did. I like to read some short stories but not many. Do you like to read? Yes or no? If so, please explain what you like to read about and if not, please ex0plain why you do not like reading.
9 responses
@doroffee (4230)
• Hungary
17 Jul 12
It depends on my mood. In the summer, when it's really hot, I can't be bothered to read really high spirited and high-brow quality, intellectual books, as I'm not in the mental mood... like I feel water boiling in my brains... then I like reading modern crime stories (I love those cheap CSI books :D) and funny romantic beach reads. But other times in the year, I prefer drama novels with psyhchological and philosophical (but not too abstract) problems and questions about life, human nature and society in them.
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@ranger07 (555)
17 Jul 12
I'm glad that you do get to enjoy reading at least some of the time.
@Raine38 (9028)
• United States
17 Jul 12
I read a lot whenever I have the time, and I read almost anything. But two of my faves usually are non-fiction about economics of conventional wisdom and fiction the likes of Pride and Prejudice, usually the setting is of that time period when women were not as progressive as we are now, when they have balls and the only career they got is to snag a good marriage match. I recently gotten a hold of new twists for Pride and Prejudice: one is An Arranged Marriage (alternate path of pride and prejudice) and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Really entertaining.
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@ranger07 (555)
17 Jul 12
That is wonderful. I know a lot of people enjoy reading. I just never did because I just do not have the time for it, I guess.
• United States
4 Aug 12
I rarely read but I'm trying to change that seeing as I'm trying to become a writer but it's difficult because I've never been much of a reader and so I often get bored. If I absolutely love something I'm reading I'll read it quickly but if I'm not absolutely in love with it then I stray :/ It's difficult.
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• United States
1 Aug 12
Reading has always been my passion. I use to as a child love to hear my grandfather read to me bedtime stories. I would ask all kinds of questions and pretend that I was a fairy or that I was Peter Pan. I love to read all different categories whether it's a good romance book written by a good writer or a spy thriller I like them all. I even read motivational books and books on religion and spirituality. Reading for me can take me anywhere if it is written well and a good story line. I love to read to my grandkids too -- this shows them what they can learn when they read books and how to use their imagination.
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
31 Jul 12
I like all sorts of reading material, really. I enjoy crime fiction, hitorical fiction, family sagas and classic literature and Shakespeare. It all depends on my mood at the time as to what I read and when. As long as it's well written with a good story, I'll give it a go.
@dlpierce (476)
• United States
9 Apr 13
I, too, would read short stories instead of book length if given a choice most of my life, but as a writer I have been reading more books recently and love western drama or romance. I am working on writing a novel. I know the more I read the better a writer I can become.
• United States
23 Sep 12
I love to read. I am a big vampire junkie, romance nut. I have read so many different books it's not funny. Black Dagger Brotherhood, Sookie Stackhouse, Susan Sizemore, Lynn Viehl, Lynsay sands, Ann Rice, you name it, I have read it. I am now trying my hand at writing, and find it is not as easy to write as it is to read :).
• United States
4 Sep 12
Hi ranger :) I'm reading only manga hahaha that's all I like when it comes to reading books :) All genres of manga I read as the Japanese are so creative in-terms of the stories and characters :D do you atleast read manga before? :P
@surajp (29)
• Indonesia
4 Sep 12
I like to read fiction literature that dwells on philosophy and psychology, books that makes you think even until after you have done with it . Some books that i have i have read the left a profoun d meaning would be war and peace by tolstoy, the brothers karamazov by dostoevsky, atlas shrugged really changed my way of thinking especially about money and business. I also like hemingway's work he just have a gift when it comes to prose. Although theae are mostly classic literature, i also find some contemporary works to be very good. I am currently reading a storm of swords by GRRM.