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❄️Iceberg Straight Egyptian Arabians❄️
November 3rd, 2020 4:04:15pm
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For research purposes... I was wondering if you can answer some of these questions.


1. What do you wish someone would write more about?


2. What do you hate about some books? (Ex. Annoying main character).


3. What genres do you like to read?


4. What's your favorite book(s)?


 




 


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Event Coordinator Concourse | Tired.
November 3rd, 2020 6:13:50pm
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1. Uh, I like so many genres that there isn't anything I've thought 'man I wish I could find more of these' - however Riley Sager's Final Girls was amazing and brought me out of a reading slump and I don't recall ever reading another book like it.


2. Some people just shouldn't write - I hate when the writing skills just aren't there. The story has all the outline of a great book, but the writing just sucks. I also hate first person point of books except on rare occasions.


3. Everything? There are to many good authors and genres to just stick to one.


4. This is impossible. haha. I can give you a list of about 100 if you want?




 




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Event Coordinator mango 🍑 Griffin Lodge needs you - Chapter 3 has begun!
November 3rd, 2020 8:59:31pm
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1. I'm into sci-fi fantasy, and I love things like the Mass Effect games with all those other sentient and highly intelligent alien races. I'd love more books that portray aliens as equals to humanity in intelligence and on an emotional level, etc. Maybe I'm just not reading the right books, but most of what I read portrays aliens as these beings that are either barely more sentient than animals or are so foreign that humans consider them of lesser intelligence. Also, romance plot with an alien (especially a non-humanoid alien). Totally down for it :D

2. Ok, my biggest pet peeve with a lot of the popular books nowadays are "strong female leads" who are so "strong" that they're ridiculously unrelatable to normal female readers. Like, all sense of femininity is just abandoned for the sake of making sure everybody knows just how strong this woman is. Drives me nuts. You can have a strong female lead who takes pride in her appearance simply for herself. Who keeps up with the latest fashions because she likes the way they look. A strong female character can also want to fall in love and have a healthy romance. She can be in touch with her feelings and not afraid of them. Physical strength and emotional constipation do not make a strong female character lmao. Self-confidence, integrity, and determination make a strong female character. *steps off soap box*

3. My favorites and go-tos will always be fantasy and science fiction. Science fiction is relatively new to me for the past couple years, but I've been neck-deep in fantasy since I was 8 years old lmao. I occasionally dabble in historical fiction, horror, and mystery as well.

4. I mean, Harry Potter. Obviously xD But also the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini (my first fantasy series), the Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss (we've been waiting 10ish years for the last book, honestly hell might freeze over before we get it x-x), the Night Angel Triology by Brent Weeks. Anything by Brom is just wonderfully grim and creative (especially The Child Thief and Lost Gods), and I'm really digging the Suneater series by Christopher Ruocchio so far (I'm powering through the second book now).




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• skell • the sepulchre
November 3rd, 2020 10:28:18pm
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1. What do you wish someone would write more about?

I love a good post-apocalyptic, dystopian novel. I feel that many novels in these genres run the same linear plot. I feel like no-one has really taken the genre and made it into something else. Maybe it's just me, and I haven't found the right author yet. Would love recommendations if this is the case! 

2. What do you hate about some books? (Ex. Annoying main character).

Much the same as Mango, I have grown to dislike the strong female archetype. My personal opinion: I feel that it is a forced thing, used to appease social trends. They are placed upon pedestals and often totally unrelatable.

I also feel that too many authors break the "show, don't tell" rule to make a reader accept a character. SHOW me that she is strong and intelligent and fierce through her actions and dialogue. Don't tell me that she is because you say she is. 

3. What genres do you like to read?

I love sci-fi, fantasy, dystopian fiction. Being a writer myself, I tend to only read the genre that I write in, but have forced myself to start reading other genres, like thrillers and romance. 

4. What's your favorite book(s)?

My all-time favourite is To Kill a Mockingbird. Just recently I have read Where The Crawdads Sing, and fell in love with it. I am a huge Stephen King fan, so love reading everything he produces.

Hope this helps! :) 




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November 4th, 2020 10:55:19am
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1. I have read so many genres of books too, that I don't think I can think of something off the top of my head. If anything, I'd like to find more sci-fi stories in the writing style of say, Jane Austen haha.


2. I am also in agreement, that the strong female archetype has become something very far off from what it was meant to be. I agree with skell in that more authors need to keep with the "show" part of writing. My guess is that nowadays, young people aren't reading novels or anything for fun at all, especially not on their phones, so authors are taking to extremes in order to appeal to younger generations.


3. I love reading realistic period novels with some romance thrown in (not just stuff like Outlanders, but also colonial America. I have a book that was a romance during that time between I think a governor's daughter and the son of the local tribe's chief). A lot of my shelves are full of fantasy and sci-fi, and then tons of linguistics (nerd) books for lay people as well as studies, uhhh I have lots of non-fiction too on historical figures, sleep, and witchy stuff. I don't think I could pick an absolute favorite haha.


4. Making a short list would be impossible but here goes a few: 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson (that Mango should read for her alien depictions), A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (phenomenal book 10/10 recommend), Pandora by Ann Rice, The Martian Trilogy by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the Scythe series by Neil Shusterman, Madapple by Christina Meldrum, and anything by Neil Gaiman and Stephen King.




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❄️Iceberg Straight Egyptian Arabians❄️
November 5th, 2020 7:03:45pm
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Awesome feedback. Thank you, guys!




 

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