Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Great Genre Reader Questionnaire

I stole this from Gail Carriger's blog. I invite other genre readers to fill this out too!

  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror? All of them! They are my three great literary loves. What's not to like in them? Plus they frequently cross over.
  • Hardback or Trade Paperback or Mass Market Paperback or eBook? Hardback, all the way. They are nice, durable, and last so much longer than paperbacks. I like eBooks, but since they aren't all out in the open, sometimes I just forget about them.
  • Heinlein or Asimov? Asimov. Robots over mechs.
  • Hitchhiker or Discworld? Discworld! They are a billion more books to explore, along with different series. The world is so much more involved, but I still like Douglas Adams.
  • Bookmark or Dogear? Bookmark. I like to keep my books in pristine condition.
  • Magazine: Asimov's Science Fiction or Fantasy & Science Fiction? I haven't read either.
  • Alphabetize by author, Alphabetize by title, or random? Well, I'm forced to organize randomly now because of lack of space, but I would love to organize my book by author.
  • Keep, Throw Away, or Sell? If I like it, I keep it. If I didn't like it, I give it away to friends or my sister's library.
  • Short story or novel? I prefer novels because short stories tend to come in anthologies and I feel pressured to read all of them at once.
  • Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket? Lemony Snicket.
  • Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks? When tired.
  • Buy or Borrow? Usually buy.
  • Buying choice: Book Reviews, Recommendation, or Browse? A combination of all three
  • Lewis or Tolkien? Tolkien. Lewis is a little preachy for me.
  • Hard SF or Space Opera? Space opera.
  • Collection or Anthology? Anthology.
  • Hugo or Nebula? either one
  • Tidy ending or cliffhanger? Tidy ending.
  • Morning reading, Afternoon reading or Nighttime reading? all of the above
  • Standalone or Series? I like both, but series can disappoint over time and standalones are good or bad in the moment,
  • Urban fantasy or high fantasy? Urban fantasy. High fantasy tends to bore me, with the exception of The Lord of the Rings series.
  • Favorite book of which nobody else has heard? Evolution's Darling by Scott Westerfeld
  • Top 3 favorite genre books read within the last few years? Butcher Bird by Richard Kadrey, Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, Jenny Pox by J.L. Bryan
  • Top 5 favorite genre books of all time? The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman, Feed by Mira Grant, Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist, Fortune's Fool by Merecedes Lackey, Old Man's War by John Scalzi
  • Top 5 favorite genre series? The 500 Kingdoms series by Merecedes Lackey, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, The Sandman series by Neil Gaiman, The Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris, The Protector of the Small series by Tamora Pierce


syeds said...

Gardens of the Moon,Procession of the Dead are my favorite..

Questionnaire questions

vvb32 reads said...

so strange, i can't read the text on this post. the white isn't coming through. it's transparent. however, i can read it if i highlight it.

titania86 said...

Weird. I think i fixed it, but it looked fine when I posted it. It's probably because i copied and pasted it. I hope you can see it now! Thanks for letting me know, Velvet.