Let's Take a Survey.
Well, I'm not necessarily 'new' here anymore, but I guess I'll contribute
What I like to read:
Romance--the grittier and steamier, the better. Fantasy, specifically Traditional and Dark. Combine both Genres in a perfect blend and I'm in heaven.
What I write:
My favorite Genre to write in is Fantasy--Most of the stories swirling about in my mind are Fantasy. Romance seems to have taken a backseat to Fantasy. But I do have some ideas for some Fantasy Romance novels--I want to finish my Dark Destinies Trilogy before focusing on any of the other stories I have listed for future reference.
So there. That's my reading and writing preferences
I read a wide range of things, from history to mainstream fiction, anything that catches my eye. My writing I put into a genre all its own: Literary-ish Smart-Ass Animals In Pants.
OK, people. Top that.
--edited by Mimi Speike on 3/29/2015, 11:42 PM--
Great idea, Mimi, and welcome, Carlos!
I like to read fiction (especially historical, literary, and women's fiction), memoir, and narrative nonfiction.
Right now I am writing 2 WIPs, both of which are most likely to be categorized as women's fiction.
I used to only read Fantasy.
Best if it had a talking or mind-linked animal (ala Pern), but magic
would do, any setting. I still read a
lot of Fantasy.
I have branched out to Sci-Fi thanks to my friend suggesting
I read the Liaden books (damn his eyes).
I also read the random fiction like Gone Girl or Lovely
Bones or more some mystery/crime books but not too much of those.
My guilty pleasures are historical
romance and erotica
I used to write a lot of Fantasy, then took a break and came
back to write very seriously in the Supernatural field. I don’t think it’s really paranormal-romance
because I’ve read some of those and mine is definitely not that. I’m not quite sure where mine lands—somewhere
between Twilight, Dresden Files and Fight Club—without Vampires,
Werewolves or Zombies and a lot more cooking. LOL.
I am reading and writing mostly non-fiction.
Reading books on art, music, writing, and personal development. I have been reading some fiction as well. Ray Bradbury short story compilations. A Leonard Cohen novel. Was taking the James Patterson video course and the Maximum Ride and The Zoo stories were examples. The story ideas were appealing to me and I started them both, but I put it down Maximum Ride about half-way through and The Zoo after a couple of chapters of head-hopping. One compelling recent fiction read was Jennifer Egan - Visit From The Goon Squad. Well-written and I really liked the music business setting /backstory.
The idea of writing fiction is appealing, maybe short stories someday after finishing the current book.