Is this your typical genre?

Discuss the November 2016 Book of the Month, Roan: The Tales Of Conor Archer by E. R. Barr.
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Post by ebeth » 08 Nov 2016, 19:16

Yes, it is very long. I'm getting close to being halfway there. There always seems to be something new that pops up to keep me reading.
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Post by Janetleighgreen » 08 Nov 2016, 19:46

ebeth wrote:Yes, it is very long. I'm getting close to being halfway there. There always seems to be something new that pops up to keep me reading.
Me too, I was on vacation last week and got through a lot of the book. Now I'm back at work and have slowed down; but it is holding my interest, so I'll finish it soon. :techie-studyinggray:

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Post by LivreAmour217 » 10 Nov 2016, 11:26

This book is right up my alley. I love fantasy, myths, and legends. I also love that the author blended Celtic and Native American mythology--the two predominant cultures in my family.
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Post by klbradley » 10 Nov 2016, 12:59

I'm the same way, in that this is not something I generally look for.
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Post by Jennifer Allsbrook » 13 Nov 2016, 23:29

anneloretrujillo wrote:I have to admit, this book is way outside my comfort zone! I was intrigued by the sample of it. I'm interested to finish it and see how it turns out. What about you guys? Is this the type of book you usually read, or is this a stretch for you?
This book is not my typical genre. I spend most of my reading time indulging in romance and erotic fiction. I do enjoy fantasy and the paranormal aspect of this story is something that I enjoy. I wouldn't say it was a stretch for me but normally I would not pick up this type of book unless I was in the mood or turned on the the story or author on a recommendation of a friend. Since having joined this sight I have read two books of the month and am participating in the discussions in order to expand my horizons.

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Post by greenstripedgiraffe » 14 Nov 2016, 09:09

I enjoy this genre, but a lot of times it is not well-done. In this case, Roan seems to be written much better than most books in this category. I have not finished it yet, so these are preliminary thoughts. Looking forward to the ending already!!! Getting to learn more about Conor is delightful so far.
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Post by Paliden » 14 Nov 2016, 11:41

I do enjoy this genre. It can get to feeling repetitive sometimes but then you come across a really good author that brings a new twist to the table.
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Post by greenstripedgiraffe » 14 Nov 2016, 12:07

Paliden wrote:I do enjoy this genre. It can get to feeling repetitive sometimes but then you come across a really good author that brings a new twist to the table.
Exactly!! You just said it better than I could. :)
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Post by bookowlie » 14 Nov 2016, 14:07

This is not my usual genre, but one nice thing about the BOTM or my in-person book club picks is that I can go outside my comfort zone. Sometimes the books turn out to be real gems that I would have never thought about reading otherwise.
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Post by Amcdanel86 » 15 Nov 2016, 00:05

This isn't my go to genre. I have read books like this before. I am liking this book.

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Post by MarisaRose » 16 Nov 2016, 09:31

When I was a little younger this was definitely my type of book. I have always loved fantasy stories, especially those dealing with any type of lore. However, in more recent years, I have read a lot more literary fiction, historical fiction, and non fiction. It was nice to jump back into the fantasy world. I think stopped reading fantasy because I found many of the novels I read where not inventive and repetitive. However, I commend this author on writing a fantasy that is a little different from the norm!
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Post by Christine_B » 18 Nov 2016, 20:19

This was really not my kind of book unfortunately.
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Post by anneloretrujillo » 19 Nov 2016, 10:22

MarisaRose wrote:When I was a little younger this was definitely my type of book. I have always loved fantasy stories, especially those dealing with any type of lore. However, in more recent years, I have read a lot more literary fiction, historical fiction, and non fiction. It was nice to jump back into the fantasy world. I think stopped reading fantasy because I found many of the novels I read where not inventive and repetitive. However, I commend this author on writing a fantasy that is a little different from the norm!
I feel very similarly! I used to read fantasy all he time when I was in middle school and high school. Now I tend to find myself straying away from the genre unless a book really piques my interest.

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Post by Silvermoon » 21 Nov 2016, 14:33

It is definitely outside my comfort zone and I had a difficult time reading it.
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Post by lolashoes » 04 Dec 2016, 04:23

I do enjoy this genre, although not my go-to genre but I'm glad I give this novel a shot. It's really worth it. I'm totally hooked.
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