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Just wandering what you might look for in a book. Me personally I usually stick to fantasy or historical books.

Sorry about the typo it's ment to say What in stead of Why.
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Same, a lot of fantasy books .... And as much history books, about European history.


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I look for fantasy novels up to par with the Belgariad and the Mallorean. Not to many out there.


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I read a lot of fantasy novels and historical warfare books.


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just fantasy really


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I don't read often, but I tend toward fantasy or military genres


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Moved this over to the Off Topic Discussion board, as this subject pertains more to general stories than specific Elder Scrolls ones. Also edited the title for the OP!

I end up reading a lot of non-fiction informational books nowadays that aren't for academic purposes. But I enjoy reading more grounded fantasy and fiction books every now and then! I've noticed I've been reading some more classical stories, still need to get around to finishing The Picture of Dorian Grey.

Overall I appreciate it when a story has a deeper meaning than what may plainly be presented. Outlooks on society, life, philosophy, and so on.

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I don't mind the genre so much as the writing itself. I need some flow, good vocabulary but no purple prose, straight-forward and non-overly cheesy romances.


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What I look for in a book is mostly educational like astrology, mythology, different encyclopedias, history, cryptozoology and the odd paranormal books ect. As for non-fiction I like the fantasy genre with plentiful war, romance and tragedy. And not forgetting my childish fascination with the little trinkets you get inside of books like this book I have on pirateology with small letters, scraps of flags, and a bag of gold dust (though its just glitter lol).
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I like fantasy, war stories and history.
At the moment i'm currently reading "A song of ice and fire" which has every thing I like in a book in it .
I also enjoyed reading novels set in the warhammer 40k universe
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I like novels that give solid descriptions of important characters and settings. I need to be able to picture things in my mind to make reading interesting. Also I hate reading about stupid romantic crap, so as little of that as possible.


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I like sci-fi books like the famous 'The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy' I love reading ancient history like Greece, Rome Norse that type of stuff I like some fantasy's like the spells 'n swords type stuff as well as educational books like what Nerevarine said, and lastly most of those famous classics like the Hobbit or the Lord Of The Ring (two favorites) or treasure island, Tom Sawyer etc.


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There tend to be three good points for me: characterisation, a good plotline (or three) and good writing.


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