Monday, October 09, 2006

Pop Quiz, Hot Shot

In an effort to make "The Man in Black" more interactive, and in an effort to cut down on 1,000 word posts because all they do is pilfer 1,000 words from THE REGULATOR (a.k.a. Henry Parker #2), herewith is another online poll.

I'm curious to know what genres (fiction and/or non-fiction) lit blog readers tend to gravitate towards. If you could be so kind, list what genres you read the most, in order from most read to least read. I am paying attention to these results, and hope to draw some sort of conclusion from the various polls. It could be an incredibly misguided conclusion, but we'll have fun jumping to it.

For example, my reading list would read something like this (this is different from what I edit):

1) Crime fiction (mysteries and thrillers)
2) Literary fiction
3) Narrative non-fiction
4) Humor/pop culture
5) Graphic novels
6) Memoirs/Biographies
7) Sci-Fi/Fantasy
916,836) Erotica
916,837) Westerns
916,838) Erotic Westerns

P.S. LET'S GO METS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Blogger Brett Battles said...

1. Crime fiction (mysteries and thrillers)
2. Literary fiction
3. Sci-Fi
4. eh...I think that covers everything...

12:22 PM  
Blogger Graham Powell said...

Mine's even shorter:

1) Crime / mystery ficion.
2) History / biography.

Although most of my time reading is spent on current events and politics (i.e. blogs) and sports.

12:33 PM  
Blogger Kelly (Lynn) Parra said...

1) YA Fiction
2) Crime Fiction (Suspense, thrillers, mysteries)
3) Romance & Womens Fiction
4) Sci-Fi/Fantasy
5) Literary

12:55 PM  
Blogger Richard Cooper said...

1. Literary fiction
2. Thrillers
3. Memoires/biographies for research.
4. Histories for research.
But mostly 1 and 2 above.

Go Ti-grrrs! Yankee killers, yay!

7:21 PM  
Blogger Patry Francis said...

1 & 2. I alternate between literary and crime novels.
3. non-fiction
4. biography
5. poetry
6. history

8:11 PM  
Blogger Sara Hope said...

My list is skewed by school, but oh well

1. Classic literary fiction
2. Histories
3. Romance
4. YA Fiction
5. Contemporary literary fiction

and tied after that are:

Non fiction, SF, mystery

11:06 PM  
Blogger Bernita said...

At present - because one's interest varies and swings - I read...
1. Fantasy
2. Romance
3. Crime fiction and non-
4. History

5:37 AM  
Blogger writtenwyrdd said...

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5:16 PM  
Blogger writtenwyrdd said...

1. Fantasy
2. Science fiction
3. Chick lit/comedic light romance
4. YA fantasy/humor/scifi
5. Regency romance
6. Mystery

5:16 PM  
Blogger Schaz said...

1a. crime/mystery/suspense
1b. science fiction
2. mainstream fiction
3. YA (from 1930s-1950s*)
4. non-fiction

*when I was a kid -- 60s and 70s -- I discovered the YA authors from the preceding decades (duJardin, Emery, Cavanaugh, Lovelace, Lambert, etc) and for some odd reason, I'm really enjoying rereading all of those again. Talk about escapism!

6:37 PM  
Blogger Allison Brennan said...

1) Thrillers/Suspense/Mysteries
2) Romance
3) True crime
4) Science Fiction (more so when I was younger than today)

2:36 AM  
Blogger Patrick F. Feeney said...

1. Fiction - Thrillers/Suspense
2. Fiction - Horror ala Stephen King
3. Human Interest/Family
4. Non-Fiction Bio's

7:43 AM  
Blogger Laurie Wood said...


3:16 PM  
Blogger Laurie Wood said...

Oops, hit the button too fast...
2. Mystery/crime/true crime
3. Historicals
4. Military non-fiction
5. Christian fiction of the suspense/RS suspense line

3:19 PM  
Blogger Thraesja said...

1. Fantasy, including adult and YA
2. Science Fiction
3. Thriller/suspense
4. combinations of the above
5. Biology non-fiction
6. The occasional romance if it seems original

2:18 PM  

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