This week’s Booking Through Thursday asks:
“All things being equal, which would you prefer–a mystery? Or a love story?”
Oh this is a no-brainer ! Mystery will always trump love story for me. I find most love stories unpalatable. There are, of course, a few exceptions. Jane Austen’s novels and Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights come to mind. But that’s about it. Even in mysteries if the love quotient is a bit high I begin to dislike it. Case in point, Georgette Heyer’s They Found Him Dead or John Dickson Carr’s The Emperor’s Snuff-Box. In that case even my favourite Agatha Christie cannot save the day! In short, I don’t like love stories. It is definitely mysteries for me.
I agree with your answer.
Same here! I prefer mysteries!
heres mine: http://eatupmyfreetime.wordpress.com/2011/12/08/mystery-or-love-story/
So nice to see more mystery readers! 🙂
Same here! I love a good mystery.
Glad to find a kindred spirit!
I can’t agree with you! Love story will always be better than mystery in my eyes. But well, to each his own! 🙂 Here’s mine. http://alwaysabooklover.blogspot.com/2011/12/booking-through-thursday-mystery-or.html
That’s it! You’re banned from my blog. 😉 LOL! Just kidding!
Yeah in the world of reading we all have our own tastes. That’s why we are blessed with so many wonderful contrasting genres. 🙂
Mysteries with a little bit of love doesn’t hurt…I’m with you. Too much feels unpalatable.
Here’s MY THURSDAY THEMES POST and
Yes a dash of romance doesn’t hurt but it should never take over the main mystery.
I agree with you, mystery trumps love story every time. 🙂
Thanks! Mystery over romance anytime!
I love Austen and Wuthering Heights and I totally agree with you about reading a mystery where a romance takes over. There are few things more annoying!
My BTT post is here if you’d like a look 🙂
Glad you like Wuthering Heights. A lot of people don’t get that book and that really surprises me. And yes agreed, romance taking over mystery is really annoying!
Great answer! I love the classics by Austen and the Brontes, but in general it’s mysteries for me too…
Here’s my Booking Through Thursday post. 🙂
Thanks! Great to find someone who likes Classics and Mysteries! 🙂