Monday, February 05, 2007

Monday's Meme

Got this meme from Tess’s blog:

Contemporary, Historical, or Paranormal? Depends on the author, but overall historical, contemporary and then paranormal.

Hardback or Trade Paperback or Mass Market Paperback? I love the look of the trade paperback, but the mass market paperback is still my favorite because I can take it with me anywhere. And it’s lighter so less chance of me dropping it in the tub when I’m doing my soak and read. Hardback, not a fan. Too big and cumbersome.

Heyer or Austen? Austen. I haven’t actually read Heyer, but I don’t think you can out-Austen, Austen.

Amazon or Brick and Mortar? I actually have no idea what Brick & Mortar is.

Barnes & Noble or Borders? I’m a Canuck so we have Chapters. Which is my second home. But I also love the independent bookstores we have here like The Book Room, Frog’s Hollow and The Book Mark. Frog’s Hollow always has my Elizabeth Chadwick’s.

Woodiwiss or Lindsay? The one Woodiwiss book I had I couldn’t get through. And I think I only read one or two Lindsays. I think I enjoyed them but I can’t recall which ones they were. It was a long time ago.

First romance novel you ever remember reading? Bittercreek by Lisa Gregory. After that, I was hooked on historical.

Alphabetize by author Alphabetize by title or random? I bunch my authors together and then put them in order of release.

Keep, Throw Away or Sell? I keep my favorites and then donate the others to womens’ shelters.

Read with dustjacket or remove it? Remove. They annoy me.

Sookie Stackhouse or Anita Blake? Right...Anita Blake looks familiar but, yeah... I dunno.

Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks? Unless my face has fallen into the book in a dead sleep, I’ll wait until I reach the end of the chapter before I stop.

It was a dark and stormy night or Once upon a time? Hahaha...okay, well I guess I’ve got to go with “It Was a Dark & Stormy Night...”

Crusie or SEP? Being a HUGE Jennifer Crusie fan, I’m going with JC. But I do like SEP as well.

Buy or Borrow? New authors I’ll often borrow from the library or have them order it in if they don’t have it. Favorite authors I stalk the bookstores on their release dates and snatch them up as soon as they hit the shelves.

Buying choice: All that I can afford.

Tidy ending or Cliffhanger? I like definitive endings. Don’t give me cliffhanger unless there is a follow up book to answer the questions. It just feels like a cop out.

Morning reading, Afternoon reading or Nighttime reading? I’d read all day if I could, but my reading time right now is evenings while I soak in the tub. I like to multi-task.

Series or standalone? I like series provided they can also stand alone. I like creating a family of characters you get to revisit and expand upon. But really, if it’s well written, then that’s all I need, series or stand alone.

Favorite book of which nobody else has heard? The Vanishing Point by Mary Sharratt. Actually I don’t know if anyone has ever heard of it or not, but if you haven’t you should. Very good book.

Feel free to tag yourself. This one’s pretty fun.


Annie Mac said...

Ooh, I like this Meme about books.

Since I just got back from a school board boundary review meeting - and yes it was as boring as it sounds - I'm going to do it over on my blog. Yes, you read that correctly: MY BLOG! I updated it and am now dedicated to posting more than once a year.

Christine said...

This is a great meme. I wish I had gobs of money so I could afford to go out and buy all the books that people keep telling me are great. But then I'd need to stay home and read all day which wouldn't help get me more money.

Somehow I need to win the lottery.

Tess said...

I've heard of The Vanishing Point, but haven't got my hands on it yet.

Great answers :-) I think by Amazon or Brick and Mortar, it means, online or real bookstores. At least that's how I interpreted it.

Melissa Marsh said...

Yeah - brick and mortar is an actual physical store you can walk in.

BTW - Daughtry is AWESOME. I love every song (which is rare for me!)

Kelly said...

Thanks Melissa - I think I may need to purchase this CD. I can't remember the last CD I bought. It's been so long...

Shelli Stevens said...

I'm so with you on that hardback book thing. I'll have to steal this and do this.

Julie S said...

Good Meme!

I've tried reading while soaking several times, but I can never do it. I usually give up after two pages. I *wish* I was better at it!