Friday, January 26, 2007

Reading Meme

I guess I tagged myself with this one because I asked a question over at Lynn Viehl's blog this morning. So here goes:

Contemporary, Historical, or Paranormal? Paranormal. I’ve only read two or three historicals, and I just can’t get into them. Butt-kicking, beastie-fighting heroines on the other hand…

Hardback or Trade Paperback or Mass Market Paperback? Mass market. I can trade them in at the UBS if I don’t like them.

Heyer or Austen? Austen

Amazon or Brick and Mortar? Brick and mortar. I have patience issues.

Barnes & Noble or Borders? Since there are no Borders anywhere hear me, it’s Barnes & Noble.

Woodiwiss or Lindsay? Who? Am I missing some good reading here?

First romance novel you ever remember reading? The first romances I read Harlequins from the early or mid-1980’s. My mom was really into them (and still is *g*). I can’t remember the titles, but they were much skinnier, faster reads.

Alphabetize by author Alphabetize by title or random? I put all books by the same author together, with any series books in order. Other than that, there’s no pattern.

Keep, Throw Away or Sell? Keep the books I know I’ll want to reread. Trade in the others at the UBS. Any that the UBS won’t take, go to Good Will.

Read with dustjacket or remove it? Remove it. I put it back on when I’m done, though.

Sookie Stackhouse or Anita Blake? Early Anita Blake. I gave up after Obsidian Butterfly (which rocked!), though, because I can buy cheaper and better-written erotica from Ellora’s Cave.

Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks? Stop reading when tired or I get interrupted.

It was a dark and stormy night or Once upon a time? Snoopy or Snow White? Neither.

Crusie or SEP? I have to say Jennie Cruise, because I don’t who SEP is.

Buy or Borrow? Buy – some new, some used. Hey, it helps my book budget go further.

Buying choice: Book Reviews, Recommendation or Browse? All three. I read the reviews from a few on-line sites that I like, and I consider these the same as recommendations. I also like to browse, particularly for books by authors I like.

Tidy ending or Cliffhanger? For a standalone book, it had better be a tidy ending. Otherwise the book is likely to be fed to my lives-to-shred-paper dog. For a series, cliffhangers are OK.

Morning reading, Afternoon reading or Nighttime reading? Nighttime for me. I like to curl up on the sofa with my dog after dinner and read. He keeps my feet warm.

Series or standalone? I’m partial to series if the characters are good. I like watching characters grow and change over several books.

Favorite book of which nobody else has heard? Hm, I’ll have to think about this one…

2 comments:

Anni said...

Awesome meme! I'm swiping it from you and tagging a bunch of Ellora's Cave folks. *g* Come on and visit some time.

Julie Doe said...

Hi, anni. I've updated the link in my post to take you directly to Sheila's (aka Lynn Viehl) post. She says she got tagged by Jordan Summers.