Life is still hectic, but I miss my bloggy. So I'll do something easy. Like a meme!
Contemporary, Historical, or Paranormal?
Historicals are my first love. Books are just more interesting set in the past. But I like a good contemporary to mix things up. I really just don't get the whole paranormal craze.
Hardback or Trade Paperback or Mass Market Paperback?
If it's a book I adore, I want a hardcover. Otherwise mass markets are easiest to carry and my young eyes still have no problems. And they're cheaper. I like cheaper.
Heyer or Austen? Okay, I love Heyer, but come on. Austen, obviously.
Amazon or Brick and Mortar? Brick and mortar=instant gratification. Yes.
Barnes & Noble or Borders? Whatever is closest.
Woodiwiss or Lindsay? Shame on me, but I've never read either. (And I call myself a romance reader.) I bought The Flame and the Flower a while ago, but haven't gotten to it yet.
First romance novel you ever remember reading? A Julie Garwood highlander historical. I've just spent 10 minutes on Amazon trying to figure out which one, but the memory is too fuzzy. Maybe Ransom.
Alphabetize by author, Alphabetize by title, or random? Alphabetizing my books by author makes me shiver with delight. (No really, I'm serious.)
Keep, Throw Away or Sell? Everyone seems a bit disturbed by this question and I agree. Who throws away books?? I keep everything I didn't dislike and the rest I either swap on PBS or give to the library.
Read with dustjacket or remove it? Remove. Unless the caseside is white or cream because then it gets fingerprinty and that's gross.
Sookie Stackhouse or Anita Blake? I've read and enjoyed Sookie. Anita's too bad-girl for me.
Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks? I generally stop reading when the guilt about how groggy I'll be at work the next day overpowers my desire to keep reading.
It was a dark and stormy night or Once upon a time? I like fairy tales. Cuz life is dark enough, yeah?
Crusie or SEP? Love them both. But Crusie is better.
Buy or Borrow? I'd buy everything I read if I had enough money. As I don't, I buy some and get a lot from the library.
Buying choice: Book Reviews, Recommendation or Browse? Browsing is nearly pointless for me. Cover copy is often too misleading. Most everything I buy is on recommendation from friends (real-life and internet).
Tidy ending or Cliffhanger? Must have closure!
Morning reading, Afternoon reading or Nighttime reading? What is this question? I don't understand. I read whenever I have time.
Series or standalone? I like a good series. I like them even more when they're all already pub'd and I don't have to wait for them. And I like a good standalone.
Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?
Kathryn in the Court of Six Queens by Anne Merton Abbey. Kathryn is lady-in-waiting to all the wives of Henry VIII. Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. I learn history from my romances. Maybe boiled-down, simplistic history, but still. Can you name all 6 wives?