01 September 2010

Do you have a book twin?


Sometimes I think that it would be nice to know another person who likes exactly the same things in books as I do. 
My mom shares my book taste when it comes to paranormal romance, some romances and light romantic suspense but other than that we are quiet different. She likes to read thrillers that would give me horrible nightmares and I like to read romances that are way too sweet for her. I love to talk with her about books we both enjoyed, for example books by Nora Roberts, Linda Howard and Ilona Andrews. 

I know what my mom likes so from time to time I just order her new books without telling her. I just bought her the first book in the Hunger Games trilogy and she will start with it today. The story sounds a bit too dark for me but I'm sure that my mom (and maybe even my sis who otherwise only reads classics by Goethe, Mann, etc.) will enjoy reading "Die Tribute von Panem: Tödliche Spiele", that's what "Hunger Games" is called in German (translated: Tributes of Panem: Deathly Games). 

Talking with my mom about books is fun but still I wish that I would meet someone with exactly the same taste in books. I know some people (mostly other bloggers and book lovers) besides my mom who share some of my likes and dislikes in books but so far I haven't met someone who's my book twin. 

I'm a curious person and want to know:  Do you have a book twin? 

16 comments:

  1. My twin book is probably my best friend.Well, she's the one who always lent me her books and never asks to return it back. Well, my family cant really afford to buy books.It's expensive here.That was old time but we love the same genre, mostly suspense and thriller. =)

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  2. I do! My partner-in-crime, Lula, is my book twin. We pretty much read the same stuff, and our tastes in genres stretches far. From chick-lits to very scarey to historical romances, paranormal. We both stay away from the non-fiction, because we read to escape into a fictional world to get away from the real world. We love the same authors, Janet Evanovich, Jennifer Crusie, Teressa Medirose, Lynsay Sands, J.R. Ward. The only thing we are different on is our like and dislike for the young adult genre. She loves that genre and I can do without, but if she reccomends it I'll give it a shot. Almost always any book we suggest to each other we both love. If one hates it there's a good chance the other will. Which is why we are the best people to go to if someone needs to buy either of us a gift. LOL.

    My mom reads but she's more into the native american thems in the historical genre. I like Native American romances but it's just that theme for her, she's hard to get branched out towards another genre. Though I did get her to read a Jennifer Crusie, which she loved, but went straight back for her Native American candy once she finished. lol.

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  3. My friend Jennifer is about as close to a book twin as I have. She reads a lot of the same chicklit and harlequins as I do, but she doesn't read historical romances though. Yet we're always sharing books. I seldom get to talk to her about them though :(

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  4. I still haven't really found one. I think I'm too diverse. The fact that I don't like romances seems to really screw things up LOL

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  5. No I don't have a book twin. I know only a few people in real life that like to read much less share my tastes. I do know some online friends that share similar taste but I wouldn't say twins.

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  6. My book twin would definitely have to be one of my best friends Emily. While we still search out things to read in different niches, the other one ends up liking it anyway! For the most part we read the same things, but everyone once in a while something surprises us.

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  7. My brother actually reads the same books with me.Everytime i visit my parents i travel with every book i newly purchased and read and borrow them to him.Well,not all my books!Some are too romantic for him but everything else!

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  8. I do! My friend Nikki and i have almost the exact same taste in books. If there's a series, we are almost guaranteed to have the same favorite. And interestingly, if I say I'm reading a particular book, it's common for her to say - "Hey, I just finished that!" or "That's next on my list."

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  9. I do! My friend Martha, who I met in an online reading forum years ago. We were friends through the forum for more than seven years before we ever met in person! It sounds crazy but we just bonded over so many shared book loves--books, authors, characters. We were reading them at the same time growing up, we responded in such similar ways to them then and now, and we just know when we stumble across something special the other is going to absolutely love.

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  10. A book twin sadly no. My sister and I share a love of paranormal and historical romance but where I enjoy urban fantasy and young adult she's more of a straight up fantasy reader so we differ there but I'm still able to swap and talk about some books with her which is nice.

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  11. I honestly don't know. My fandom/personality/soul twin Liz (who I share a lot in common with outside of reading) maybe comes the closest because we've been reading a lot of the same books lately so we can discuss them (she lives in Texas and I live in NJ), but our personal tastes outside of those we discuss are divergent to the extreme (she likes mysteries, genre fiction, non-fiction...I like everything else XD)

    My younger sister, Tegan, who is my 'Apocalypse Twin' (it makes complete sense if I had time to tell the story), shares A LOT of my reading tastes, but that is more because she'll read anything practically. We don't have similar reading habits however (she speed reads, I tend to read at a somewhat slower rate XD).

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  12. I wish I had a book twin but I don't. That's one of the reason I love reading the blogs. I can have conversations online with people who not only like to read as much as I do, but actually like romance and paranormals. My real life bookclub group not only doesn't read those, they make fun of me for doing so. If they weren't friends in real life, I'd probably stop talking to them just for that.

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  13. I found a book twin who's another blogger online. We don't always read the same book, but we usually have the same feelings/opinions about them.If she likes it, very high chances that I will to.

    The trick is to be discerning. I found a blogger who's my complete opposite too. Usually, the books she loves, I found meh... so it really helps when purchasing books :P

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  14. I'm still searching for my book twin! Seems like none of the people I know in "real life" share my taste, but I'm finding plenty of book twins, or near to, in he blogging world!

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