Friday, April 10, 2009

Book Obsession? Uh... just little bit. :)

I snagged this meme from Ciaralira. Renee from Renee's Book Addiction has also post this book meme. If haven't already you should check out their blogs. I'm not gonna tag anyone, but feel free to play along. :)

1. What author do you own the most books by?
Sherrilyn Kenyon. 25 books, 6 of them are written as Kinley MacGregor.

2. What book do you own the most copies of?
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris. I have the original paperback, the new one with the tv poster on the front. Then the last one is in an omnibus called Dead In Dixie which is sold through the Science Fiction Book Club.

3. What fictional character are secretly in love with?
Clay Danvers from the Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong. He's a werewolf and all sorts of yummy.

4. What book have you read more than any other?
It's a toss up between J.R. Ward's Dark Lover & Charlaine Harris' Dead Until Dark.

5. What was your favorite book when were ten years old?
Sadly I wasn't a big fan of reading when I was that age. But did enjoy books by Christopher Pike & R.L. Stein.

6. What is the worst book you've read in the past year?
A Lion Among Men (book 3 in the Wicked Years) by Gregory Maguire. It wasn't the worst all around. But it wasn't as good as book one. I had a hard time getting through this one.

7. What is the best book you've read in the past year?
Devil In Winter by Lisa Kleypas. I love all the books in The Wallflowers series, but this is one of my favorites.

8. If you could tell everyone you tagged to read one book, what would it be?
Nalini Singh's Slave to Sensation.

9. What is the most difficult book you've ever read?
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. This is a book I had to read for an English elective my Senior year of high school. It was pure torture. I couldn't believe how bad it was. I don't think I even finished it. It still amazes me I passed that class.

10. Do you prefer the French or the Russians?
Uh, neither.

11. Shakespeare, Milton or Chaucer?

12. Austen or Eliot?
Jane Austen... Not that I've read her(I know so very bad of me). But I love the movies based on her books.

13. What is the biggest or most embarrassing gap in your reading?
The classics. It's not that I don't want to read them, I just haven't gotten around to them.

14. What is your favorite novel?
It's kinda hard just to name one. Ok, well one of my favorites is The Mists of Avalon by Marian Zimmer Bradley

15. Play?
I haven't read many plays, but Romeo and Juliet is the one that stands out.

16. Poem?
I can't think of a specific poem. But I like Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost.

17. Essay?

18. Short Story?
Sea Crossing by Virginia Kantra, featured in the anthology Shifter.

19. Non Fiction
Riding in Cars with Boys by Beverly Donofrio

20. Graphic Novel?
Fray by Joss Whedon

21. Science Fiction?
I don't read much SciFi, and mostly what I read is really closer to Futuristic Romance. But my favorite would be: Grimspace by Ann Aguirre

22. Who is your favorite writer?
Can't really pick just one. Here are a few at the top of my list: Sherrilyn Kenyon, Charlaine Harris, Lisa Kleypas, Patricia Briggs, J.R. Ward, Nalini Singh, Julia Quinn, Kim Harrison, Kelley Armstrong, Lora Leigh

23. Who is the most over reated writer alive today?
I'm sure there are a few, but I'm not naming names.

24. What are you reading right now?
Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews & To Sir Phillip with Love by Julia Quinn

25. Best Memoir?
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
26. Best History?
The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir

27. Best mystery or Noir?
Where Evil Hides by Dean L. Hovey


  1. Hi Anna!

    Wow, great list of books there, sadly I don't think anyone reads the classics anymore, mostly because the language is hard to follow, I know that's my biggest complaint. I like to read for enjoyment and not have to analysis and decipher so much. Maybe someday I get around to reading more of them.

  2. ON best history I prefer Elizabeth I by Allison Weir but I love her Stuff! Great answers

  3. Great answers!

    Dead Until Dark is one of my favorites, too. I only own the audiobook, tho', but have listened to it more than once, and sometimes play bits of it when I need a smile.
    And, you're so right about Clay. ;-)

  4. Great answers Anna! I totally agree that everyone should give Nalini Singh a shot and may I add Meljean Brook to that question as well. :)

    Gosh, me too. I've really slacked on the classics. I've read some Austen novels and of course I've seen all the movies. And then who didn't read Romeo & Juliet in school?!? But yeah, it probably woudn't hurt to read more classics. *sigh* one day. :)

    Have a great weekend!

    :) VFG

  5. Thanks Dottie! I'm gonna try to get a couple classics in this year. Try at least. LOL!

    I believe I've read that one too. I've read a few books on Elizabeth I and I believe that is one of them.

    I have listen to the audio too. LOL! But don't own it.

    I agree with you on Meljean Brook. I love her stuff too. I remember reading other plays in hs but none stuck with me. :)

  6. No more classics for me, too many literature courses at the university long time ago...
    I'll have to try Meljean Brook, her series sounds interesting.

  7. 9. What is the most difficult book you've ever read?

    The Agony and the Ecstasy. Written in 1961 by Irving Stone.

    I had to read this book the summer before my Freshman Year of High School for the specialty art program I was in - that book was torture!!! (I finished it) When school started we had to create a piece of art based on the book - I got a C on the project!!!!

    I hate that book!

  8. Thanks Anna!

    I missed this one at Renee's blog ::ouch sorry Renee::.

    I love this and am going to post it now...

    Warm Regards

  9. Great post Anna!! Loved the answers. Some of the names I will have to go look up... unfamiliar with them *sad face on*

    Happy Easter!

  10. Anna, these are great answers! I'm loving looking at this meme. I esp. love your Clay Danvers answer. Because he's sexy, complex and SO intelligent. Also, Dark Lover is one of my faves ever. You reminded me that I should reread it.

    Aren't you so happy spring is finally here in our neck of the woods?

  11. Oh man am I ever. It's so nice to finally open up the windows and get some fresh air in the house. :)

  12. 3. What fictional character are secretly in love with?

    Vane from Sherrilyn Kenyon's "Night Play". Sexy, protective, he Likes a chubby girl and doesn't want to change anything about her.
    ***Let me at him (or at least someone like him!!!)

  13. Yes I am on love with Clay too ;=)
    There is sure no other werewolf like him.

    And that i sure a lof of Kenyon books, I have one

  14. Hi! I've found the ebook version of the fourth legacy book, it was fantastic. I have a small question for you. I'm searching a novel or a short story about touch (as in the human sense of touch, like sight, ec...). Do you have some title to suggest?

  15. Anna, good answers! I may give this meme a shot. I've seen it on a few other blogs, it's fun and insightful to read everyone's answers.

    I agree on Meljean Brook, I bought Demon Angel a couple weeks back.

    Have a good weekend!

  16. Hi Weirde... Nope, sorry I can't think of one.

    Thanks Fantasy Dreamer, hope you have a good weekend too. :)

  17. Great meme! How are you liking Magic Strikes? I just picked it up late last week and can't wait until I have time to read it. I keep reading such amazing reviews for it! I'm excited!



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