Thursday, March 4, 2010

Books for Supers, Supers in Books

It's a funny thing that when I attempt to market my books as non-fiction, no one will look at them! So, I cringe and make that sacrifice and say "yes, they are paranormal fiction." Well, they are paranormal anyhow.

So I was thinking. We talk quite a bit about what is accurate when it comes to Supers. I assume from that, you the reader can extrapolate which books are most accurate. On the other hand, what books do Supers read? Now that is an interesting question...

After researching this a bit, I found (not surprising) that tastes among Supers vary as widely as tastes among humans. Let me give you three answers as I received them to illustrate:

1. "I love romance! I'll read anything that has a good love at first sight moment. I swoon over the underdog - boy or girl - who gets the popular mate. My third husband, Reggie was a classic nerd so it makes me think about him. Except then I always cry because it was so tragic when he accidentally got that knife stuck in his back."
- Dahlia the nymph

2. "Fantasy? No way! That stuff is such trash. Have you seen how most books depict my kind? A bunch of bloodthirsty, brooding, wimps. Either that or mindless killing machines. There's so much more finesse involved and really? I don't know about you but I'm not going to sit around for hundreds of years worrying over my breakfast. No I like historical stuff. Fiction, non-fiction, it doesn't matter. I like to see if it matches up with what I remember."
- Carl the vampire

3. "Me LOVE books! Books are yummy! 'Specially the red ones."
-Thomas the Ogre

Well there you have it. Three very differing views on books. Oh - I did go back and ask Charity the demon and Shelly the mermaid what their favorite books were. Charity's is "Lord of the Flies" and Shelly had to blush telling me this, but eventually admitted it was "Twilight." She really is a typical teen isn't she? What's your favorite book and why? Human opinions count too!


  1. It was fun reading what books they all like. I don't think I have a favorite book. I have tons of favorite books! The latest book I read and loved was Heist Society by Ally Carter. The one I loved before that was Ash by Melinda Lo. Favorite book of the year, so far? Going Bovine by Libba Bray.

    In a month I'll probably have different answers!

    What's your favorite book?

  2. Well, like you, my mind is constantly changing. But all time, number one? Probably Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. I always come back to it (all of them really). Other timeless ones are Phantom Tollbooth, The Neverending Story and Momo (both Michael Ende). Recently? The Immortal Instruments Series and Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series. Whoo, that was a list! There are more, but I could go on for pages.

  3. Really cute post. Favorite book? difficult. Like most avid readers, it depends on my mood, etc. In paranormal genre I love the Harry Potter books, Patricia Briggs' Mercy novels, Kim Harrison's The Hollow series, Claudia Gray's vampire series...okay, I'll stop there. :)

  4. Thanks for stopping by Beverley! I'll have to check out he Hollow series...

  5. I, too, adore The Phantom Tollbooth! I also like Brandon Mull's Fablehaven series, and the Harry Potter books, and a whole bunch that wouldn't be classified as paranormal but definitely fall in the fantasy category. In fact, I read more fantasy than anything else. Even though I don't write it. Weird.

  6. Elissa, I don't think that's weird at all. Then again, you have to consider the source here. :)