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Old 12-15-2012, 04:19 PM   #61
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I read all the Heinlein 'juveniles' well after becoming an adult. They were wonderful!
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:43 PM   #62
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I think that's very judgemental and narrow-minded. I like Young Adult books and think people should be able to read what they like without shame.
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:15 AM   #63
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:24 AM   #64
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:40 AM   #65
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Why do grownups want to read the same 500 words over and over?
I'd just like to point out that the same can be said of formulaic romance novels.
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:07 AM   #66
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Taking the question literally, I would read most things for enough money no matter how boring.

What they couldn't pay me to read would be things that are too disturbing.



I think that's very judgemental and narrow-minded. I like Young Adult books and think people should be able to read what they like without shame.
the more disturbing the better as far as I am concerned. I love them.
Anybody can read what they like but as I said when 40 year old women start droolling like 13 year old girls over edward I dont walk I run from them. Creepy weirdos.

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Old 12-16-2012, 06:10 AM   #67
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I'd just like to point out that the same can be said of formulaic romance novels.
Now you've done it!
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:15 PM   #68
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the more disturbing the better as far as I am concerned. I love them.
And you are calling others creepy weirdos? Interesting.

I have no interest in Twilight myself, but I know people who do. I can assure you they are neither creepy nor weirdos.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:24 PM   #69
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:27 AM   #70
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And you are calling others creepy weirdos? Interesting.

I have no interest in Twilight myself, but I know people who do. I can assure you they are neither creepy nor weirdos.
Same here.

Also, not all YA is Twilight and Twilight is not all there is to YA.

And it may come as a surprise to some, but there is more to YA than vampire romance - and not all YA is even romance-focused at all! And even if there is some romance, although it's not the focus of the plot, not everyone reads the books for that.

Not that there is anything wrong with people who do. *shrugs*

Back on topic: "adult" books. Erotica. Most textbooks. Inspirational/religion-focused books. Anything featuring graphic rape or extremely graphic murders. Poetry. Books for pre-schoolers. Political treatises. Philosophy. Most anything that bores me, really. Although if they paid really well, I could probably pretend to read them / skim them...
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:03 AM   #71
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I've read and enjoyed the occasional YA book. In fact, a few years ago I searched the web to find, order, and read a crumbling copy of the 10th book in the Bomba the Jungle Boy series. As a youth, I bought the books whenever they arrived in one of our local Woolworth's 5 & 10¢ store. Unfortunately, they stopped selling the books after the ninth one. Since the whole point of the series was Bomba's search for his parents, whom he was to find in book ten, I spent the rest of my youth and most of my adult life never knowing what happened to them.

Bomba the Jungle Boy may have only been dime store young adult pulp fiction produced by the Stratemeyer Syndicate under the pseudonym Roy Rockwood, but it was the first series that really fired my imagination.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:16 AM   #72
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Enough money and I suppose I could read anything...

However, it would take LOTS of money (or threats of horrible things to come) to get me to read Diana Gabaldon's Outlander.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:57 AM   #73
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The Fifty Shades trilogy....no amount of money could get me to read it, and I'm broke
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:00 PM   #74
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The Fifty Shades trilogy....no amount of money could get me to read it, and I'm broke
Come on.......everybody's got a price....
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The Fifty Shades trilogy....no amount of money could get me to read it, and I'm broke
I was actually thinking of this as well, but from what I saw when flicking through the first book it's an easy read, so for a lot of money... and maybe some alcohol...
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