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Old 07-01-2015, 03:04 PM   #61
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WTH; why are all the picks romance?
I remember the last one had mostly romance too. I just bought my Tab S recently - is it usually this way?

I read Flee and don't remember it being romance. I tried to look at the book but I had borrowed it so I only have an entry in Calibre.
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There were some interesting offerings early in the year; last month and this, though...
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I remember the last one had mostly romance too. I just bought my Tab S recently - is it usually this way?

I read Flee and don't remember it being romance. I tried to look at the book but I had borrowed it so I only have an entry in Calibre.
No, it's not usually this way. Till last month and this one I haven't noticed any months this heavy on one particular genre, and definitely not romance. Two months being heavy on the same genre is very weird.

I don't believe Flee actually is romance, at least not as most people think of it as a genre. If you look at it on GoodReads, not many people have tagged it that way:



Sounds like it has some romance in there, but it's not a main focus of the story. I'm going to go with Flee, it sounds kind of meh, but beats the hell out of the others.

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Old 07-02-2015, 06:23 AM   #64
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All the monthly Kindle for Samsung Free Selections (tagged by genre), from the program's inception in August 2014, are included in this thread. Take a look, and you'll see that in most months, the fare has been more diverse.

RE: Flee, I second what Manabi wrote and will remove the reference to romance from its genre list in this thread.
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I don't believe Flee actually is romance, at least not as most people think of it as a genre. If you look at it on GoodReads, not many people have tagged it that way:



Sounds like it has some romance in there, but it's not a main focus of the story. I'm going to go with Flee, it sounds kind of meh, but beats the hell out of the others.

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Old 07-02-2015, 10:14 AM   #65
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No, it's not usually this way. Till last month and this one I haven't noticed any months this heavy on one particular genre, and definitely not romance. Two months being heavy on the same genre is very weird.

I don't believe Flee actually is romance, at least not as most people think of it as a genre. If you look at it on GoodReads, not many people have tagged it that way:



Sounds like it has some romance in there, but it's not a main focus of the story. I'm going to go with Flee, it sounds kind of meh, but beats the hell out of the others.
Okay, you talked me into it...

If nothing else, it'll be a potential distraction.
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Where did these genres that are listed come from? I just checked The Shuddering by Ania Ahlborn at Goodreads and not a single person has it as romance - it's a horror book. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...ersion=service

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Which is perhaps why it is listed as such in the OP?

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Doh! I didn't read it again, it must have been updated. When the list was originally posted, everything was listed as romance.
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When the list was originally posted, everything was listed as romance.
Not sure why you think that.
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Not sure why you think that.
It wasn't just me...

Edit: sorry, my ice cream was delivered before I could finish this. Coconut cream pie ice cream - yummy!

The post right after this months list was posted said they were all romance this time. When I looked they all said romance somewhere in the list of genres, but maybe The Shuddering only had paranormal listed and not romance. I've seen paranormal used too often as a code word for romance, so I thought it was romance too. Last month all except one was romance, and since I only got my Tab S recently I've only looked at these past two months. I hate romance books and avoid them like the plague.

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Edit: sorry, my ice cream was delivered before I could finish this. Coconut cream pie ice cream - yummy!

The post right after this months list was posted said they were all romance this time. When I looked they all said romance somewhere in the list of genres, but maybe The Shuddering only had paranormal listed and not romance. I've seen paranormal used too often as a code word for romance, so I thought it was romance too. Last month all except one was romance, and since I only got my Tab S recently I've only looked at these past two months. I hate romance books and avoid them like the plague.
Ditto on the yummy! Hope you enjoyed it.

RE: " When I looked they all said romance somewhere in the list of genres, but maybe The Shuddering only had paranormal listed and not romance."

I now get what you mean. I'd initially misinterpreted your post as if it meant all the books were listed as being primarily romances. That wasn't the case. As that was not what you meant, my bad.

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Ditto on the yummy! Hope you enjoyed it.

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I now get what you mean. I'd initially misinterpreted your post as if it meant all the books were listed as being primarily romances. That wasn't the case. Nor was that what you meant, anyway. My bad.
If I see romance in a list of genres, to me that means it has more than just minimal romance otherwise it wouldn't be listed at all.
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Last month all except one was romance, and since I only got my Tab S recently I've only looked at these past two months. I hate romance books and avoid them like the plague.
I hate romance too and also avoid them, but these past two months have been a real aberration for the offerings. I've never seen so many romance books slapped together as in them. Usually there's at most one, and then a book or two with romance as an auxiliary thing. (So it's in there, but not the focus of the plot.) Hopefully it'll go back to normal soon.
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