Thursday, January 16, 2014

Booking Through Thursday - Jan-16th

Hosted here.
I must say, I love the questions this week.

All other things (writing quality, story, etc), which would you rather read?
1. Something written by a man or a woman?
          I really don't care. I've read great books by both genders and horrible books by both genders. So, if everything is equal in quality, it doesn't matter to me at all what gender the writer is.
2. Something with a male or female protagonist?
          I'm not really that fussy. I guess, right now, I'd have to say a male protagonist. It seems like I just don't read as many of them as I used to.
3. Something funny or something tragic?
          Something funny. I much prefer a small dose of understated humor in my stories - unless the writer completely gets my sense of humor - over tragedy.
4. Something short or something long with many parts?
          Long. I like the added time to get to know the characters.
5. Something simple or something layered?
          Layered. I like continuing stories that always challenge what you know about the people and if there are a few Xanatos Gambits thrown in for good measure, all the better.


  1. I prefer stories that are entertaining, whether they are of the longer or shorter variety. I do read some short stories, but most are between 300-350 pages. That is about all my attention span can take. Then I want a new story and characters.

    1. Oh yeah, stories definitely have to be entertaining. Books I read are usually a bit longer than than - but I'm the kind of person that can read sequel after sequel if the story has characters I really like. Thanks for the comment.

  2. My favorites are books with great characters that can totally engage me. I think that many of us tend toward our favorite genres...and then everything afterwards follows. Here's MY BTT POST

    1. Completely agree about the characters. If I don't like the people I cannot read the books. I definitely have favorite genres that always attract my attention over everything else.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Humor is a tough one--I find that it's easier for an author to make me cry and it is for an author to make me laugh out loud. Reading Where'd You Go Bernadette was the last time that I actually found myself laughing out loud as I read certain passages or pieces of dialogue.

    1. I'm just the opposite. I hear people talk about a book being a tearjerker and if I read it, the majority of the time it didn't even stir my emotions. As for humor, I like the dry wit, the snark - if the person is trying to be funny, chances are I would get annoyed.

      Thanks for commenting.