I read pretty much anything, from fantasy (City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett) to romance (Bared to You by Sylvia Day) to classics (Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad). The only genres I don't read are self-help and comic books/graphic novels.
This is a reblog from *sighs*, here is her original post BOOKISH-ASKS FOR THOSE AFFLICTED WITH BOREDOM. For some reason (possibly a number of very late nights in a row), I can't work out how to reblog her original post but add my own answers. So this is the notification that THIS IS A REBLOG, not my own original content.
1. Currently Reading
Edge of Dark (The Glittering Edge, #1) by Brenda Cooper
Girl is sadly and wistfully contemplating leaving the love of her life, suddenly from behind her the man speaks and lets her know that he loves her too.
Texas Wildcat (Wild Texas Nights, #3) by Adrienne deWolfe.
It's not gender appropriate, but Jason Bourne.
The Obernewtyn Chronicles by Isobelle Carmody or possibly The Thursday Next Series by Jasper Fforde. The first because I love strong female characters who are 'special' and I love the fantasy aspect of the plot, the second because I love strong female characters who are 'special' and I love the literary references and comedy of the writing.
Why do I have to choose? I visit both every few days, if not more often.
Because it looked interesting. I saw it on the 'new and recently returned' shelf at my library and it jumped out at me.
I've always liked the name Bella, so Bella something. I would use a more normal, less mockable last name too.
Only when I'm on the train and using the iPod to avoid being spoken to and the book to avoid meeting anyone's eyes. I just set my iPod to play random selections from my 2000 strong song library, no specific music goes with any particular book.
None. I can't even identify any fandoms off the top of my head.
One day, when I was still going to an office for work (about 10 years ago, now), I was on the train reading a romance on the way to work. After a while I noticed that the guy next to me was reading along with me, and guess what kind of scene we were up to? Yep, that's right, a nice, hot, explicit sex scene. I had no idea what to do. Did I find a reason to put the book away? Did I give him the 'look' and embarrass him into looking in the other direction? In the end, not wanting to make a scene or encourage any kind of conversation on the topic, I let him keep reading and tried to make myself concentrate on what I was reading, rather than imagining what this guy was thinking.
I don't know. I'm not really a 'best friend' kind of person. I have friends in RL, but it doesn't matter too much to me (or them, as far as I can tell) if we don't see each other for months at a time, I don't miss them or pine for their company. I can't think of any character that I would be better friends with over any other character.
I've never received any book 'merch', I just like the books.
See this post for further information.
I have major problems with bad grammar, punctuation, and spelling, but I'm not much of a ranter.
Some are good (Pride and Prejudice), some are bad (Mortal Instruments). It depends on a number of factors, including director choice, screen play, actors, amount of input from the author, and the original book itself.
Don't know any/have one.
Nope. Books aren't children, dogs are.
No specific characters, but I love extra-special female characters who can do extraordinary things. They live in a world of special people, but they're extra-special. Oh, I thought of one, Rose in Vampire Academy.
No, but only because no one asks and I live too far away from most people to make it feasible. I would if I could or someone asked.
I've remarked on a book's suitability for being made into a movie in a number of reviews, but I can't remember any specific books off the top of my head. It would probably have been something with lots of action or potential for cool special effects.
Yes. My dad and I and read Enid Blyton's school series together over and over when I was around seven or eight. I would read to him and he'd make fun of some of the strange names, his favourite was 'Smellory' Towers. He'd get me laughing so much I couldn't go on reading. We now enjoy a number of the same genres and swap books frequently.
Enid Blyton's St Clare's school series. I have been obsessed with the idea of going to a boarding school and having midnight feasts featuring cakes and sandwiches and lemonade ever since.
The same one pretty much everyone who read it will be listing - FSoG.
Well, most of my books come from the 'new and recently retuned' shelf at my library, so I would say 90% 'whatever catches my eye'.
I'm ashamed to admit that most of my books are bought over the internet from www.fishpond.com.au due to their very competitive pricing, free delivery and the fact that I don't have to leave the couch to feed my habit. I have just recently come across a new bookstore at my local shopping centre which has pretty competitive pricing, for a bricks and mortar store, and is VERY helpful in regards to customer service and the ordering in of books they don't already have on their shelves. They're even willing to order a book for me that I won't necessarily end up buying, free of charge.
I can't think of any particular book endings that I wish I could change, but there are a few movie endings I can think of that didn't sit right with me.
Thursday Next or Elspeth Gordie.
I don't think there is such a book, no book in the world is for everyone.
Just that I'll bump into one of Karen Marie Moning's Highlander heroes in the supermarket.
I have no idea what either of those acronyms stands for.
Both, but err on the side of cute and fluffy.
First scary book that comes to mind is The Silence by Tim Lebbon.
A necessary evil.
What about them? Do I celebrate them and post my unpopular opinion loud and clear? Why yes, yes I do. I'm not afraid to go against the majority.
My currently reading, Edge of Dark (The Glittering Edge, #1) by Brenda Cooper. The blurb sounds really interesting, but it's got a below 3.5 average on GR.
Whining, waffling, all-encompassing drive to get a guy at any cost, throwing friends/family aside for a guy, party girl behaviour.
Sauron, Voldemort, Ariel, Temple Gault.
FSoG. I wish I could know how bad it is, without being able to picture some of the most disturbing sex scenes I've ever read.