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defyalllogic
04-07-2010, 06:27 AM
what's your gender and preferred genre to read? what's your take/bet on the split?

I'm female and like paranormal romance and sci-fi/fantasy but not hard core other world kind. (I like the strange thing happen to regular people or regular people are strange thing kind. "surprise sci-if")

Soccer Mom
04-07-2010, 06:43 AM
Well, I can't answer because I read much more than a single genre.

backslashbaby
04-07-2010, 06:45 AM
My favorites aren't listed :D So I'm 'other'. Nothing new there ;)

jennontheisland
04-07-2010, 06:52 AM
I need to be able to chose more than one so I'm not voting.

veinglory
04-07-2010, 06:54 AM
Only one option? Can't do it.

kuwisdelu
04-07-2010, 06:55 AM
So are we talking "genre" genres, or is literary no longer a genre, or is it part of "other"?

I'm okay whichever way. Just curious what you want me to choose. :D

Grrarrgh
04-07-2010, 06:58 AM
I don't know if I can narrow it down to a single favorite genre. I like to read a little bit of everything.

Chasing the Horizon
04-07-2010, 07:05 AM
I can't choose between horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Sorry.

defyalllogic
04-07-2010, 07:06 AM
sorry, i didn't think to make it multiple choice... id a mod feels like or can, feel free...

I don't know what kind of stuff literary is... (wicked friggn cultured over here)

what are those other/multiple genres that you guy like?

i kind just pulled the first genre list i fond when i googled...

defyalllogic
04-07-2010, 07:07 AM
I can't choose between horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Sorry.

totally hate you spider...

are you a boy or a girl?


ETA: hahaha remember the early days of AOL ("a/s/l?")

kuwisdelu
04-07-2010, 07:08 AM
totally hate you spider...

are you a boy or a girl?


ETA: hahaha remember the early days of AOL ("a/s/l?")

She's a scary spider.

Shadow Dragon
04-07-2010, 07:25 AM
I'm biologically male and my favorite genre is fantasy. Though historical fiction, scifi, horror and general fiction are nice also. The only genre I can think off that tends to lean more to one gender is romance.

backslashbaby
04-07-2010, 07:27 AM
Literary in general, Magical Realism, Paranormal, Satire here :)

I would've voted for Thriller and Horror, too.

I'm a girl.

stefanie_gaither
04-07-2010, 07:56 AM
She's a scary spider.

I cringe every time I see one of her posts, lol...spiders are icky.

As for the question, I read a little bit of everything...but most of the stuff on my bookshelf would probably fall into the paranormal category. I like some light sci-fi too, and a pinch of literary fiction for good measure.

Oh, and I've got two x chromosomes :)

roseangel
04-07-2010, 09:01 AM
I read a bit of every thing, romance, fantasy, mystery, non-fiction...
I'm sure there are people out there that only read one genre, but I've yet to meet them.

benbradley
04-07-2010, 09:46 AM
I read a bit of every thing, romance, fantasy, mystery, non-fiction...
I'm sure there are people out there that only read one genre, but I've yet to meet them.
For many years (maybe a couple of decades) science fiction was about the only fiction I read, though I did enjoy an excerpt of "Firestarter" in Omni Magazine way back when. But since I've read some modern "crime fiction" and a few other things, but I still didn't hesitate to vote male, science fiction.

And now I look at the results. I see three votes for female science fiction, but I'm the only male. I would have sworn it would be lopsided the other way. Or maybe it has something to do with the stuff that's labeled science fiction thesedays.

But of course this is not a scientific poll, bla bla bla...

aadams73
04-07-2010, 12:16 PM
I'm female and I read all of the above. Really, I read all over the place as far as genre is concerned. Romance probably the least, but I'll sometimes read that, too.

Izz
04-07-2010, 02:18 PM
I read all over the place, but SF is still my favorite.

KTC
04-07-2010, 02:27 PM
Well, I can't answer because I read much more than a single genre.

word.

I can't believe there are actual votes on this poll.

Izz
04-07-2010, 02:28 PM
I thought the question was preferred genre, not only genre.

KTC
04-07-2010, 02:31 PM
I thought the question was preferred genre, not only genre.

people actually have 1 preferred genre?

Izz
04-07-2010, 02:32 PM
people actually have 1 preferred genre?They can. You can like lots of things, but prefer one thing more than the others if asked to choose. Or you can like all things equally. Which is entirely okay too, right?

That's why i haven't filled out the part on my profile about favorite muppet character. I have several i like equally. Which is really quite frightening.

KTC
04-07-2010, 02:36 PM
They can. You can like lots of things, but prefer one thing more than the others if asked to choose. Or you can like all things equally. Which is entirely okay too, right?

That's why i haven't filled out the part on my profile about favorite muppet.

but the favourite Muppet is Fozzie Bear. everybody knows that.

Izz
04-07-2010, 02:37 PM
But Animal is so great too.

DrZoidberg
04-07-2010, 02:37 PM
My preferred genre is stuff that fits several genres or none. Stuff that denies me the ability to apply preconceptions or which reveal preconceptions I've got. I guess contemporary?

Izz
04-07-2010, 02:38 PM
My preferred genre is stuff that fits several genres or none. Stuff that denies me the ability to apply preconceptions or which reveal preconceptions I've got. I guess contemporary?Interstitial, man. Inter-frickin-stitial.

KTC
04-07-2010, 02:38 PM
But Animal is so great too.

yes, but the question doesn't ask for YOUR favourite Muppet...it asks for FAVOURITE MUPPETS CHARACTER. If you answer anything other than Fozzie, you're answering incorrectly.

Izz
04-07-2010, 02:39 PM
yes, but the question doesn't ask for YOUR favourite Muppet...it asks for FAVOURITE MUPPETS CHARACTER. If you answer anything other than Fozzie, you're answering incorrectly.Damn you and your use of twisted logic

Izz
04-07-2010, 02:44 PM
i demand a Foozie, Cookie Monster cage battle to determine the outcome.

KTC
04-07-2010, 02:47 PM
i demand a Foozie, Cookie Monster cage battle to determine the outcome.

oh, fozzie will never come out.

Izz
04-07-2010, 02:51 PM
especially when i spell his name wrong

shaldna
04-07-2010, 03:43 PM
I'm a female (I am, I swear) and I like really hard core sci-fi, and UF, and fantasy. I read alot of M/M romance too.

Phaeal
04-07-2010, 05:29 PM
I like good fiction. Which would be all of the above plus more.

Namatu
04-07-2010, 06:01 PM
If you answer anything other than Fozzie, you're answering incorrectly.Yep. It's Fozzie.

I prefer to read good stories and usually find mine in UF, romance, occasionally mystery or thriller. Never hard core fantasy.

incognitopress
04-08-2010, 05:09 AM
can't choose one, but I chose Other because Non-Fiction wasn't on the list, and I love the narrative non-fiction/memoir genre...I'm biased, of course :)