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17216 George, I think it's a valid question. For myself, I don't have an issue with being asked. I do have to say I am sick of genres that I enjoy being look down upon. So if there is any 'heat' in my language, it's more related to this in general, and not directed at your question. I think that good fiction can often transcend boundaries. I can see elements of many genres in one work. I actually like books that are cross-genre, since I'm something of an eclectic reader in a small way.

Kathryn, that's one of the reasons I like being a GR friend with you, is that we both appreciate dark fiction and romance. But also, I like your thoughtful analysis of stories you read. The same goes for you, New User. You are a very excellent writer and quite a thinker.
17216 You know, I've noticed that horror fans are very disgusted with romance. It's funny to me, because I consider horror a genre that is looked down upon probably as much as romance. I am a fan of both genres. I love romance, and it will always be my first love, but horror is up there for me, as well (after urban fantasy). I don't see why horror fans have to be disdainful of romance. You don't read it. Fine. Don't look down on it.
17216 Think it depends on content. What is the major focus?

-Romance-then it's paranormal
-Gore, horror elements, fear-then it's horror
-Worldbuilding, storytelling leading up to a climactic point in which a battle of some sort is waged--then it's urban fantasy.
Oct 07, 2009 11:38AM

17216 Shanon wrote: "Throughout all the Dresden Files books I’ve read I’ve noticed Harry was ALWAYS commenting on a woman’s appearance. I actually found it cute that he could be so distracted by the looks of a woman. ..."

I don't consider Harry as being sexist. No more than any other guy. I think if he was sexist, he wouldn't want to work under Murphy. The big issue in their relationship is Harry keeping secrets, and not how he treats her. He didn't seem to try to control Susan other than getting annoyed at her nosiness. I have only read the first three books so far, so I can't speak for future books. I have noticed that some guys are very old-fashioned in their values towards women. My friend disapproves of the long hours I work, but he works even worse hours. Sometimes I get frustrated at him and think that is sexist, but overall i don't consider him a sexist. Maybe it's our society that has gender issues that affect how we think. I know I tend to be harder on women in some ways than men because I am a woman. I don't give men a free pass, but I think a woman can do better when she has some traits that men get away with, if that makes sense. I think he's afraid of Charity because she's not afraid to let him have it verbally. It's actually a sign of respect if you think about it. And the way that Bob objectifies women bother's Harry. Another sign that he's not sexist IMHO.
Sep 16, 2009 04:57PM

17216 That was really cool. Thanks for sharing!
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Sep 03, 2009 02:19PM

17216 Danielle, serious bookaholic.

Favorite Book/Series: Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase is my all time favorite. As far as paranormal, my favorite series is the Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole. Some runner ups are The Ghostwalkers by Christine Feehan and The Black Dagger Brotherhood. I also love Nalini Singh's Psy/Changeling series.
Favorite Place to Read: In bed with the covers pulled up over me.
Any Hobbies (besides the obvious one of reading)
Writing fiction, blogging, gardening, art, movies, tv
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