General Genres on the Menu

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I am an avid reader
I eat books as another eats a feast
Though wary I am of the English Bard
His Complete Works is a beast

On Christyesque Whodunnits I like to snack
Thrillers and Political Espionage might fill the crack
That starts to gape between the heftier courses
Historical… hysterical: I’m picky about the sources

In Romance – contemporary, gothic – I don’t exalt
But must sprinkle thoroughly with plenty of salt
And Sci-fi now reminds me over much
Of those days when I was told to eat my greens
Those long-gone days – my teens

No, Fantasy scripted with ingenious brainpower
that’s what I like most to devour

108 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Devour

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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54 Responses to General Genres on the Menu

  1. Violet Lentz says:

    you are becoming brilliant with these responses. this one is delectable..

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  2. Kim Smyth says:

    Never got into fantasy much, my genre fav is horror, though lately, it seems my books of choice have been more crime and whodunnit mixed with a splash of romance (See C Hope Clark’s Edisto series).

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  3. Jen Goldie says:

    Brilliant write Crispina! It brought a much needed smile. I’ve been consuming more movies lately and your brilliant prose has made me think I really should read more. Excellent take on the prompt! 🙂

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  4. Dale says:

    This is absolutely brilliant, Crispina!

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  5. EntangledDesigns says:

    This is wonderful! 🙂


  6. Ben Naga says:

    Good hunting, friend. 🙂


  7. What an awesome poem. You got a laugh and big smile out of me. Enjoy your feast. 🙂


  8. Tien Skye says:

    THE SECOND LINE! “I eat books as another eats a feast” This is very evocative!


  9. Joy Pixley says:

    That’s quite the well-balanced feast! A little bit of everything good and a lot of fantasy, sounds delicious to me. Although I’ll take some science fiction on the side as well – some nice juicy modern stories, though, not the hard dry older stuff.

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    • I admit I don’t read much sci-fi these days, but more because I have very full TBR lists

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      • Joy Pixley says:

        I do too. My goal is to read enough books that my to-be-read book shelves will only be one layer deep, instead of the front layer hiding the back layer. But a couple days ago, I counted them up, and realized that I have more books on that front layer than I read all last year. So even if I buy NO new books (which is not going to happen, obviously), I still won’t reach that goal. Not this year at least. Maybe make some progress, though!

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      • I give up on goals. I’ve a TBR list longer than the next five years. Some of those will not see the light of day. Good luck with yours. 🙂

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  10. Oh, I enjoyed your poem so much. Is your reading taste the same as the reading-statue in the photo? Me? I enjoy all genres, even sci-fi, but not horror. I need to sleep at night…


  11. MythRider says:

    I’m not much for poetry, but I really liked this one.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Love how you talk about yourself and what you read. You actually seem like the kind of person who might be into that American Chimera series I’m posting, haha!

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  13. MythRider says:

    Crispian, I have a friend who publishes a magazine dedicated to authors of short stories, poems, and flash fiction. Here is the address to this month’s published issue. I have two ff in it.
    WINK I-11 guts 011420 contributor proof.pdf
    I sent her this ff of yours. She likes is and would like to use it. You don’t get paid. You do get a proof copy and you will have first opportunity to buy an official copy.
    If you’re interested, here is her web page where you can contact her:
    I told her we are blog buddies.
    Phyllis Moore

    Liked by 1 person

  14. MythRider says:

    oops: I just realized she also sent the address to submission:

    Liked by 1 person

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