22 April 2010

Yackety-yak: Crazes

I find it simply impossible to resist a good mystery right now. That got me thinking...
Do you ever go through reading phases i.e. periods of time when you can not get enough of one of your favorite genres? If so, what is your most recent craze?
{PHOTO CREDIT: Emma Peel in The Avengers. I have never seen it, but I'm thinking I should try it.}

28 comments :

  1. oh yes, I totally know what you mean. I always read as the mood strikes. That's the hardest thing about challenges for me--it's impossible to plan to far ahead, how will I know what I want to read?

    Have a nice day :)

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  2. I do! Last semester I went through a historical fiction phase, where I read like 5 or 6 historical fiction books right in a row - and I liked all of them! Go figure :D

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  3. yes! and right now i'm in a contemporary romance craze and i want to read more. unfortunately, i don't have anymore waiting for me on my shelf and i gotta move on and read other genres because i have a stack of review books waiting for me (none of which are contemp romances)

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  4. last month i was into YA paranormal vampire mood read and now i need a break.i read whatever i think i'm into to read. sounds boring but this month totally mix genre..

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  5. Certainly I do. But this used to happen a lot more before I started blogging. Now half of what I read is for review so it kind of intersperses with my own choices and reduces phases. My current phase is for romance which is a direct result of my obsession with Perfect Chemistry. I am definitely a phase person.

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  6. I DEFINITELY go through phases. But like with Becky, it happened a lot more often before I started blogging. I feel like I've been going through a "sugar" phase lately, though, where everything I read is just fluff. Luckily, I am presently changing that with the Children's Book.

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  7. Oh yeah, I go through phases. I usually read literary fiction, and after all that heavy stuff, I would want to read some good chick-lit. Better to cave in, than to resist. ;-)

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  8. I sure do! I’m digging contemporary romance at the moment. I usually limit that to just the newest Nora Roberts book but I’ve discovered new authors in that genre that I’m loving. They’re such light and fun reads.

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  9. The phase i'm in at the moment is romance! I can't get enough of them. But also allot of drama! I finished the third book of the Private series and it is a good thing I got the fourth lying around here. After that a sweet romance! :)

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  10. I absolutely do! I'm the kind of person who reads a 20-book series in a month because I just can't bring myself to read anything else. Right now I'm pretty obsessed with urban fantasy...

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  11. Last year it was werewolves. ;) Most anytime I won't pass up a book with Vampires--whether they are the scary kind or the watered down lovey types.

    Right now I'm being pulled back to post-apocalyptic stories, specifically the classics from the 50's.

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  12. I go through reading phases for sure. It usually goes historical romance, then urban fantasy, then high fantasy then back to romance then I usually go through a lull where I don't read anything then it goes back around again. Of course I do through in other genres from time to time as well.

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  13. There are two very opposing characters in history that I'm always reading about. Abraham Lincoln and Adolph Hitler. Please don't get me wrong about wanting to read about Hitler. The man was a monster and being 1/2 Jewish I had some ancestors who were killed by him. But they both share some similar past history and I find it fascinating how the two people chose such different paths. One for evil and the other for pure goodness and heroics.

    Btw, Emma is one of my fave. characters. Ultra cool, mod and always dangerously beautiful!

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  14. I've been reading a lot of werewolf books lately, but now I've switched to more realistic books. After that I'm going to go more steampunk I think. Yeah, I definitely read in genres.

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  15. Absolutely! I either read a series - particulary involving when it's like the In Death series - or a specific genre. I just can't help myself from becoming involved!

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  16. Yes. Obviously. I'm in a fairy tale phase. Other phases have been Fantasy (lol my whole life) and historical fiction and WWII. I like phases. :)

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  17. Watch the Avengers when it was a new show, but don't tell anyone. At the time I loved it, think I saw it a few years back as and decided my tastes have changed. Getting ole does that.

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  18. Right now I'm extremely attracted to romance, and I don't have any romance novels that I haven't read anywhere in the house (which is a bit disappointing). My husband won't "let" me buy any more books until my TBR stack is read up, so I'm kind of working my way through it right now.

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  19. I went through my vampire craze when I was reading the Dark Hunter series and the BDB one after the other. Then I went through a brief wolf shifter phase. Now, I think I'm into dragons :)

    I thought that I would be into angels about now, but, I just don't "feel" it. Maybe because I've read too many lacklustre angel books lately...

    Here is my two pence about book reading "phases": Kiss Of Fire by Deborah Cooke, at the start of my "dragon phase".

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  20. "Just keep doing what you love and it will show", I love that!!!

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  21. Absolutely! My most recent obsession is anything by Charlaine Harris, has been for awhile, but whenever I hear she's written something else I HAVE to pick it up! Great question!

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  22. Yes!! I have severe Bookish mood swings!! My mood can change at any minute! lol

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  23. Vanessa: Me 2 girl!

    1st daughter: I need to try those books some day!

    Maya: :) Thanks sweetie. It's always tickles me when you visit.

    Cherry & Gina: I feel ya girl :)

    Becki: Ahhhh you need a good trip to your local library. I would be in debt with out my library.

    Jan: My lips are sealed! ;)

    Julie: Ahhhh fairy tales. I love them so.

    Andrea: I need to try some steampunk.

    Wendy: Fascinating! I can't say I've ever read much of either.

    BookRants & Amelia: Historical romances are cool :)

    Amanda: Coooool! I want to see what you're reading.

    NotNessie: That is SO where I am right now.

    Nina & MamaBookworm & Chelley: You guys should swap notes :)

    Aths: I have to do that after I read something heavy. It's like a glass of water after a cup of coffee.

    Becky & Briz: I feel ya girls ;) It's tough when that stack keeps growing.

    Darlyn: Mixed genres are never boring. They're like the spice of life.

    Kaye: Amen girl! I had to give up on Parajunkee's Dystopian Challenge 'cause I was never in the mood for them. Luckily, the Thriller and Mystery Challenge suits me perfectly.

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  24. OMG, yes!! When we first started blogging, Vanessa and I could not get enough YA and then I discovered Romance and well, now I'm a smutty-smut-slut!

    Truth is that I'm not as diversified as I'd like to be...I tend to stick to what I know I like. I might read a few adult books back to back and then I'll jump back to YA and so forth.

    ♥Isalys

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  25. Isa: LOL "Smutty-smut-slut" You crack me up :)

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  26. I get that way with Mysteries. I totally get in a craze for them, cozy or otherwise!

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  27. Hmm...good question. I think I do from time to time, most recently being my "dog" books. From I HAS A HOTDOG to SHUNKA (technically a wolf, but a close relative) and a few others...I can honestly say I'm not sick of the genre and would love to read more! ^_^

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  28. Absolutely! I go through periods of reading a lot of true crime books and then I lay off for a while. I might read a lot of Hollywood bios for a while, and then read a lot of Sylvia Browne type books.
    I think the only genre that I don't go hot and cold on is Jane Austen inspired works and sequels, he he.

    Great question!

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