Thursday, October 18, 2012

Follow Friday--Uncomfortable Genres

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Q: When you step out of your USUAL genre what do you like to read? Best books in that genre?


My genres tend to be historical, fantasy/scifi, dystopian, and crime drama. Anything else is stepping out of my comfort genre. Contemporary, especially. Recently I read Pushing the Limits and thought it was pretty great. One of the better ones in that genre that I've read. :D

How about you? What genre is out of your comfort zone?

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  1. I don't think I've ever read crime drama O.O
    What is your fav in that genre?
    Old Follower!
    Here's My FF

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    1. Don't know what my fave is. I like mysteries like Mary Higgins Clark and true crime like Gary C King and Patricia Cornwell's Jack the Ripper novel. I kind of umbrella all those under crime drama. I also write it. :D Thanks for visiting!

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  2. Oh dear! How could I forget Pushing the Limit? I loved that book!!! Great Pick, as usual!
    Thanks for stopping by my FF'S for this week
    Book Me! and Carmen Jenner.com
    Happy Friday!

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    1. Thanks Carmen! Right back at ya! Have a great weekend! :D

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  3. I hear great things about Pushing the Limits, I've yet to read it. New follower via GFC.

    Alise -- My FF

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  4. I would really love to read Pushing the Limits. :)
    Check out MY FF

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    1. It's way good! Thanks for stopping by! :D

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  5. I'm noticing that a lot of people really liked 'Pushing the Limits.' I really need to finish it. :)

    Follower via GFC

    Rebecca @ Vicariously!

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    1. Yeah it's pretty good! Thanks for stopping by! :D

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  6. I haven't read Pushing the Limits! I don't usually read contemporary but since so many people seem to like it, I think I have to check it out!
    Old follower, just stopping by! :)

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  7. I can't handle contemps these days. I need my paranormal reads! I craved them as a teen and they were not in abundance as they are now, so I am in literary heaven with all my options and sub paranormal genres!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  8. I don't have an uncomfortable genre - I read pretty much anything.

    My FF

    Sabina @ Delirious About Books
    October Celebration Giveaway

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    1. I'll read almost anything too. I just focus in on certain genres. Thanks for stopping by! Happy Friday! :D

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  9. We share the same favourite genres: Fantasy, sci-fi, historical fiction :) I don't read much contemporary fiction and have read great things about Pushing the Limits but not sure its the book for me!

    New follower via GFC :)
    Becca @ Lost in Thought
    http://lostinthought-becca.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/feature-follow-2.html

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    1. Thanks for following, Becca! Always great to connect with like minds! :D I'll follow you back! Have a great weekend! :D

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  10. I pretty much just stick to urban fantasty, paranormal, and dystopian. Though, I have been reading a lot more fantasy lately! New follower :) http://inkspotsandroses.blogspot.com/2012/10/friday-feature-follow-1.html

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    1. Thanks Erica! You spell your name exactly the same as my sister does. (Yea!) Thanks for following back! Happy Friday! :D

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  11. You arn't the first Pushing the Limits I have seen, but I have never heard of this book, I will have to check it out!
    My FF

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    1. It's pretty darn good! Thanks for stopping by! Happy Friday! :D

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  12. I love Pushing the Limits!!!
    New Follower: http://mydailyobsessionreview.blogspot.com/

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  13. I really loved Pushing the Limits. One of my favorite books I've read this year.

    Here's my FF

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Quinn! I loved your FF too! :D

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  14. I usually read fantasy, science fiction, and thrillers with a horror slant. I guess Rusty's War Angels novella was the last book I read outside those genres. And it was really good!

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    1. Haven't read that one! I'll look it up. Thanks Alex! :D

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  15. I tend to read contemporary when I'd just finished reading something "heavy", like epic fantasy or sci-fi. And I really want to read Pushing the Limits!

    Thanks for dropping by my FF! :)

    - Kazhy @ My Library in the Making

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    1. No problem! Thanks for doing the same! Happy Friday! :D

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  16. I am reading Pushing the limits next. Can't wait :)
    Have a great Friday!

    New email follower (sugar_and_snark AT yahoo .com)

    Sugar & Snark

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  17. Old follower, thanks for the follow.

    Sometimes you need to try new things, right? You never know what you're missing until you do.

    Happy Friday!

    Julie @Full Moon Dreaming

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  18. I can read everything except Steampunk but I have decided on giving the genre another try to impress me...lol!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    New GFC follower!

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  19. I don't know that there are any books outside of my comfort zone! Thanks for stopping by. I'm following you back via GFC!

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  20. Hopping through. I've always read a lot of contemporary. I did enjoy Pushing the Limits.
    My Hop

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  21. Stopping by to return the GFC follow.

    I've noticed that a lot of blogger buddies have read Pushing the Limits.

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    1. Thanks for the follow! Yeah, it's a fairly popular one, and for good reason! Happy Friday! :D

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  22. Pushing the Limits is still on my to-reads list, I've been dying to read it. Hope you like Beautiful Disaster when you read it. Thank you for dropping by my blog, still following 8)

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    1. I hope so too! Thanks so much! Have a great weekend! :D

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  23. I'm a failure at blog hops, but I wanted to stop by and say howdy! Thanks for all the comments, you pretty much rock my world. Also, your name is Liesel which makes me think of The Sound of Music which makes me happy. :)

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    1. You're here which means you're totally NOT a failure at hops! My parents got my name from The Sound of Music, so I'm glad it makes you happy! Have a great weekend and thanks so much for stopping by! :D

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  24. Saw this book around a lot, must be good.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/10/feature_19.html

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  25. :-) I've heard great reviews for Pushing the Limits. Glad you like it! Thx for visiting me! I'm a new follower back. Have a great Friday

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    1. Thanks for following back! You have a good one too! :D

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  26. I haven't read Pushing the Limits but I want too! :)
    --Megan @ BooksiView

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! :D Hope you get to soon! :D

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  27. I have heard great things about this book!

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Alisa! Happy Friday! :D

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  28. I still need to read Pushing the Limits...all my blogger friends have loved it. Thanks for sharing! Old follower.

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  29. I do love historical too! :)
    GFC follower now. :)

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  30. Already a follower was just stopping by to see your answer :) I think you are the second post that has said great things about this book. Adding it to my TBR list now!

    Witchy Reviews FF

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  31. I haven't read Pushing the Limits (contemporary is not my usual genre) but this is the second time I've seen someone post it as their answer to this question. I might have to check it out.

    Thanks for stopping by and following me :) Returning the favour right now via GFC

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  32. Pushing the Limits was a really good book! I'm a big fan of contemporary though. ;)

    Thanks for stopping by LIO!

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  33. Thanks for stopping by my first FF!! I'm following you as well!

    Oooh Pushing the Limits is on several FF! I've got it on my TBR list and the more I see it visiting FF, the more I want to read it next!

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  34. I have recently started reading more Contemporary Fiction and enjoyed a few of them--LOVED Pushing the Limits! I've seen it in a lot of the answers this week :)

    I guess adult fiction would be where I got the most out of my usual genre...

    Maeva
    Murphy's Library

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  35. Thanks for joining me at Create With Joy! I am following you on Linky Followers and my Feature Follow posting is at:

    http://www.create-with-joy.com/2012/10/feature-follow-friday-119.html

    Have a fabulous weekend!

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  36. Thanks for stopping by my FF! Followed back via GFC. I LOVED Pushing the Limits! Glad you tried it!

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  37. Seems like a lot of people mentioned Pushing the Limits as a book out of their genre. Thanks for visiting. I'm a new follower.

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  38. I don't have a FF post this week, got overun with book tours, next thing I know its Sat, and I had forgot about the FF post, lol
    I will give my opinion though.
    Me, I get uncomfortable in anything erotica, i know, I may be weird, but just hate it, and worse is if its bad writing with no plot on top of it. (like one horrid book that is getting too much attention lol) anyway, also I do not like to read scary, I get nightmares, lol, I pretty much like only to read paranormal books, paranormal romance, and dystopian is about all.
    Have a great day. I also do not read contemporary, i do on an occasion, if by a favorite author, like I actually am going to read Jessica Sorensen's The Secret of Ella and Micha new book, because I am a fan.

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  39. I keep hearing great things about Pushing the Limits, I'll have to try it!

    I'm a new follower :) My FFF is here http://www.onstarshipsanddragonwings.com/2012/10/21/feature-follow-friday-1/

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