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Jul 23, 2009

Booking Through Thursday ~ Reading Preferences

Booking Through Thursday is hosted by Deb; Deb says:
Which do you prefer? (Quick answers–we’ll do more detail at some later date)
Reading something frivolous? Or something serious? SERIOUS
Paperbacks? Or hardcovers? EITHER
Fiction? Or Nonfiction? FICTION
Poetry? Or Prose? PROSE
Biographies? Or Autobiographies? BIOGRAPHIES of Rulers
History? Or Historical Fiction? EITHER!
Series? Or Stand-alones? STAND-ALONES most often
Classics? Or best-sellers? CLASSICS
Lurid, fruity prose? Or straight-forward, basic prose? BASIC
Plots? Or Stream-of-Consciousness? PLOTS
Long books? Or Short? MEDIUM :) 450 pages is good
Illustrated? Or Non-illustrated? Love pics in the middle of my non-fiction books
Borrowed? Or Owned? OWNED
New? Or Used? NEW OR USED; whichever is cheapest at the moment

Those that know me and my blog, will know that my preference is Historical Fiction. Bur right up there with Historical Fiction is also Historical Non-Fiction. I am still reading England Tudor Era books, and have expanded my library to include Napolean and Louis XIV but still have not read them yet.

I love books that have a fluid style of prose to it, lyrical.. something that keeps me entertained without being fruity. I always notice when sentences seem short or stunted and that takes me longer to get used to as I read. I read a stream-of-consciousness book recently (Follow Me by Joanna Scott) and it bothered me slightly as it started to sound a bit more like insanity was knocking.

How about you?