Baby Corner


Baby, Trying to Conceive and Pregnancy Message Boards


Lost Your Password?

Baby Corner Message Board > Parent to Parent > Entertainment Genre challengers - nosy question



Genre challengers - nosy question

Post Reply Post New Topic  

 
Thread Tools Display Modes


 
Old 01-13-09, 06:59 PM
2babygirls's Avatar
~~Sharyn~~
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Far far away
Posts: 9,478
Thanked 575 Times
Points: 144
Level: 4
Weekly Activity 14120%
Default

I don't like classics, horror, history, bodice-ripping romance, biographies, or memoirs. I like good-old fiction with a happy ending or a nice drawn-out Western epic. I'm not going to do the challenge.
Reply With Quote
 
Old 01-14-09, 12:16 AM
rudolphia's Avatar
is reading!
Rudi - VIP CL & mom of 2
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chicago suburbs
Posts: 13,465
Thanked 681 Times
Points: 2
Level: 1
Weekly Activity 120%
Default

Chicken....
Reply With Quote
 
Old 01-14-09, 12:25 AM
rudolphia's Avatar
is reading!
Rudi - VIP CL & mom of 2
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chicago suburbs
Posts: 13,465
Thanked 681 Times
Points: 2
Level: 1
Weekly Activity 120%
Default

For you folks who don't like horror, may I suggest one of the lighter Stephen King books? For example, The Green Mile or Hearts in Atlantis? I also highly recommend The Stand, but it is a very long book (close to 1,000 pages).

Technically, these books are categorized as horror, but they deal with the supernatural without being gory or really scary. King is a great writer, which is why I've read everything he's written even though I'm not a horror fan per se. My favorites of his books are those that are not terribly scary or gory, and these are the best in that genre. I also like Different Seasons, which is a collection of four short novels, two of which were the inspiration for the very non-horror films The Shawshank Redemption and Stand by Me. Of the other two novellas, one is supernatural but not terribly gory or scary, and the other has some gory stuff in it. It's a great book overall though. Just my
Reply With Quote
 
Old 01-14-09, 08:25 AM
TTUAlison's Avatar
CL & Mommy of 2 girls!
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Texas!
Posts: 12,798
Thanked 132 Times
Points: 1
Level: 1
Weekly Activity 20%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rudolphia View Post
Technically, these books are categorized as horror, but they deal with the supernatural without being gory or really scary.
I think I do better with gory rather than supernatural. Supernatural freaks me out. I tried to read The Stand once and quit - it was too scary for me. Maybe I'll give it another try.
Reply With Quote
 
Old 01-14-09, 09:47 AM
MrsPook's Avatar
is ready for some football!!
Michelle - VIP CL
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Bloomington, Illinois, USA
Posts: 20,907
Thanked 793 Times
Points: 7
Level: 1
Weekly Activity 620%
Default

Thanks for the recommendations Rudi! I have seen many a Steven King movie but never read any of his books for some unknown reason.
Reply With Quote

Latest Articles
TTC Lingo: A Guide to Trying to Conceive Acronyms
Have you ever wondered what all the trying to conceive acronyms mean? Here are the most common acronyms used in online trying to conceive and fertility communities.

So Breech Babies Have To Be Delivered By Cesarean?
Researchers in one study discuss the dangers of delivering a baby in a breech presentation vaginally vs having a c-section.

Trouble Conceiving? You Might Have a Vitamin D Deficiency
One study is showing a connection between infertility in men and women who undergo IVF unsuccessfully are Vitamin D deficient.

Pregnant Women Should Get Whooping Cough Vaccine Experts Say
A new study has shown that pregnant women who receive the pertussis (Whooping Cough) vaccine during pregnancy can protect herself and give her baby the antibodies needed for Whooping Cough protection before his/her first vaccination.

The Dangers of Antibacterial Soap Use for Pregnant Women & Fetuses
Should pregnant women use antibacterial soap? The FDA says no due to the potential for certain ingredients to pose health risks to pregnant mother's and their babies.

July 2014 Baby Photo Contest Winner

Baby Photo Contest Winner
Congratulations bexiboo85!

Calculators & Tools

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:42 AM.


Pregnancy | Fertility | Baby | Toddler | Free Baby Stuff! | Community | Baby Names

About Baby Corner | Advertising | Editorial | Contact Baby Corner | Terms of Use | Privacy Notice


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright © 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2009, Crawlability, Inc.