Sunday, July 10, 2011

Discussion of the month July. Shape-shifters




I know most of us here love to read shape-shifters books, but I was wondering is there an animal out there that you'd absolutely not want to read as a shifter?


Mine would be anything under water. Yep, we had a shark shifter come in as a request one time. I'll tell you up front there was no way I was going to touch that one (LOL). Some small animals are not high on my list either like chipmunks, squirrel etc...


I admit though I get tired of so many wolf shifter books.


So what about you? What animal is not high on your  to read list?







18 comments:

  1. I'm totally ashamed and embarrassed to admit this, but since I love your blog, I have to chime in.

    I haven't read a shifter book yet. *hides* I have Shiver and a couple of others on the bookshelf, but I can't seem to find the time to read 'what I want'! Hopefully I'll catch up with reviews soon and be able to get to them. lol

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  2. I love Shifter books but would have no desire whatsoever to read a Snake Shifter book. That just would be strange for me!

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  3. This is a great question. I've read many shape shifter books but some out there freak me out a little. I have never been interested in "hawk" shapeshifters, "polar bear" shape shifters or any other "bear" or "fox" shapeshifters. They just don't ring true to me and I don't think I'll ever pick one up.

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  4. I think any shifter can work if done properly. For instance, a shape shifting bunny in a werewolf story would probably end up food. But a were-bunny in a humorous shifter story can be a lot of fun. Just once I would like to see a shifter that is really different - can shift into an animal but ends up changing sex as well. Talk about identity issues!

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  5. Jen B- just hold out a bit I know an author that will make that bunny dream come true LOL

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  6. Snake would be creepy for me. The sad thing is one of the series I read has a snake guy. He hasn't gotten a book.... yet, I'm sure it will happen. I think one of Christina Dodd's books had a ferret shifter. I am owned & loved by 3 ferts & let me tell ya, fert shifter, NOT sexy.

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  7. No amphibians please. I just can't imagine a frog, toad, or chameleon.

    Actually, I am very particular when it comes to my shifters. I don't vary much and usually stick with the garden variety wolf, panther, tiger.

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  8. I was gonna say no reptiles or amphibians. They creep me out. I don't think I could fall for the alpha-male if his character turns into a lizzard, lol. Fun question :)

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  9. Well this is a hard question because I tend to love all shifters. I've read Bears (Sherrilyn Kenyon writes them well), Snakes (Pamela Palmer writes one well), Foxes (Patricia Biggs writes hers well and I read another one recently but I can't think of it right now), Lizards (what are dragons and dinosaurs - Nina Bangs writes these very well - if not big lizards LOL), Shark (Nina Bangs does this one well too), Rats (I know, yuk, until you read Nalini Singh's or Laurell K Hamilton's rat shifters) and many, many more.

    But I think several of you have succeeded in getting to my "ick" factor with thoughts of frogs, little lizards (although a Komodo dragon or monitor lizard might not be bad except for the slobbering factor), tadpoles, goldfish - can you see Nemo as a shifter? LOL.

    Ewww! Just thought of a nasty one - spiders! Oh, that would be so wrong on so many levels. Yeah, spiders - so couldn't get into a spider shifter or a Roach, to icky for words. The alpha male would have to be some kind of gorgeous, thoughtful and a sexual dynamo who can go all day and night to even consider one of those - ok, no, still not happening. Now I'm grossed out for the rest of the day.

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  10. LOL, I love all the interesting comments. I dont like snakes and any kind of bugs but I love to kill them - I actually take great joy in killing them so if maybe someone wrote a shape shifter story about an ant eater or a sloth, something that killed or ate snakes or bugs I would read it. I like sea life and the shark series I read by Daisy Harris was great but then again I like mermaids too. great answers everyone!

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  11. I have read the entire series of LKH Anita Blake series and can chime in and say that the ick factor was the snake shifters followed by the Were Rats, there is something about a rat that just does not strike me as something I would like to have turn into a handsome man and then change to a beady eyed whiskered rat man!

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  12. I devour shifte books. I lean heavily towards wolf, tigers, panthers, jaguars, cougars, and lions. I like bear shiftes because I like the whole big/huge alpha (well over 6 feet)thing. I would NOT want to read about a snake, rat, or alligator shifter. Can't see how you can make any of those sexy. #I'mJustSaying

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  13. I love shifters and I'm okay with pretty much anything with the exception of insects and spiders. I HATE them, so I'd have a hard time with that unless they were the villains. Vivian Arend is currently doing a shifter story that involves a water shifter (he's an otter) and an air shifter (she's a hawk), and it's been pretty fun to read.

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  14. This is so hard I do not want to offend anyone, but I just don't get all the mermaid books coming out now. I don't think I could ever get wolfed out :) Thanks for sharing today.

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  15. No insects or reptiles for me. I don't think I could find that sexy.

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  16. A rat ... omg please don't shift to a rat! lol

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  17. I dont really like the idea of LKH's were rats. Thats just creepy.

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  18. So what about you? What animal is not high on your to read list?

    = Something that is smaller than dog...

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