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What themes do you find yourself most drawn to in literature?

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 16:55:26 GMT

When searching for something new to read, what do you often find yourself looking for when you browse a section or skim through the summary text on the inside cover?

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 02:43:16 GMT

I always think it's funny how each person goes about finding a new book. I rarely read the summary text on the back or inside flap. I pretty much just open to the first page and start reading. If I don't want to stop, then I don't, but if I do, then that's it. I guess that means I'm drawn to unique and interesting voices, and just good writing in general.

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 10:06:05 GMT

I love the themes of good vs evil and large, epic journeys. I also love the whole conspiracy theme, especially ones where the conspiracy turns out to be fact. As long as it's exciting and keeps me desperate to keep reading, most themes are tempting.

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 04:30:31 GMT

I almost only read off of recommendations. There are so many books and so little time. That said, I love anything Southern Gothic. Themes of place, religion, sin, family, abound in Southern Gothic.

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 21:24:29 GMT

Themes of mystery and shadows, wonderment, and internal demons I really love. I'm a very curious person so I'm drawn to vagueness and dark (not horror) because there's just the need to see it. Wonderment I love, like YA Fantasy, with a child or young teen experiencing magic for the first time; this theme just really brightens everything up for me. With internal demons, anything internal really, draws you in to a different head-space and see humanity from a different angle.

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:10:18 GMT

psychological thrillers. I love reading and watching well played head games.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 03:23:05 GMT

I love time travel stories. When I find something that I really like I can read it a number of times.

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 20:10:50 GMT

Love science fiction or a bit of romance.

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 05:18:56 GMT

I love sci fi and fantasy, so if there are any elements of that in a story, I'll pick it up instantly. I'm also a murder mystery fan, so it's not unusual for me to buy mass market paperbacks in bulk.

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 05:25:15 GMT

I love sci-fi and fantasy, especially magical realism and dystopian fiction! I'm also a sucker for slow-burn romances with gothic twists. And I love classics and modern takes on classics. Or adaptations of Greek myths (though I guess that isn't really a theme).

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:33:09 GMT

I love all those great short story writers--Alice Munro, William Trevor, Lorrie Moore, T.C. Boyle. And the list goes on. Since genre-blending is big now, I'm just starting to read sci-fi and fantasy.