Tuesday, November 29

Jay's Book meme...

Last week I said I would attempt this, but didn't get to do it before the Thanksgiving holiday. My DH was home for 5 straight days, I was thrilled when he went back to work yesterday. Finally, today I'm back on a normal schedule. I hadn't blog hopped in 6 days, just popped in an out of a couple of blogs when I had time. It took my 7 days to finish 2 books.

Okay, here goes, Jay's book meme:
  1. 99% of what I read is romance, it's what I like, it's what I read. If that makes me a girly girl so be it.
  2. I pay little or no attention to character description and rarely visualize the hero and heroine.
  3. I love dialogue with the exception of Catherine Coulter's overly witty converstations, I perpetually feel somehow out of the loop.
  4. I don't crack or crease the spines of my books if I can help it.
  5. I could care less abou the size of a book, paperback, trade, hardback, I read them all.
  6. Nothing keeps me from buying books, not even food, if I really want it I buy it--though I am getting more and more from the library, which makes my husband happy as he likes to eat.
  7. I rarely buy a book by it's cover.
  8. I've gotten to the point cover art doesn't bother me, except those really bad ebook covers--those are just creepy.
  9. I'd take a good medieval over any other romance sub-genre.
  10. I still read Nora Roberts even though her trilogies are faithful to the Nora formula--comfort read, what can I say.
  11. I don't read NR's alter ego, JD Robb any more, though I love Rourke, Eve was starting to annoy me.
  12. I don't read Jayne Ann Krentz for the same reason I read NR--formula, I can't explain it.
  13. Linda Howard will be an auto buy until she retires, though I'm not buying her in hardback anymore.
  14. I have a love/hate relationships with series, either I love them...Julia Quinn, Liz Carlyle, Eloise James or hate them...Feehan, Kenyon.
  15. Give me an alpha hero over a beta any day of the week.
  16. As long as the heroine isn't TSTL, I don't care what type of personality she is.
  17. I don't leave the house without a book, you never know when you'll be stuck in traffic, though I refuse to read and drive at the same time.
  18. I reread keepers on a regular basis.
  19. I usually use whatever is at hand as a bookmark, even though I have a great cat and mouse bookmark, and if I can't find anything I'll remember the last page.
  20. When riding in the car with my husband, I'll sit in the back seat and read so I can ignore his lousy driving (though he claims to be the world's best driver--LOL--hopefully he wont read this.)
  21. It took me years to give up reading the last few pages of a book first.
  22. I love Susan Johnson's historical footnotes.
  23. I love book dedications.
  24. I always read the "coming soon" sections.
  25. I read in bed with a flashlight, just like when I was a kid.

If I think about it I could probably come up with a few more, but 25 sounds like a nice round number.

Have a great day and happy reading.

Tara

3 comments:

Kristie said...

Tara! Great minds think alike *grin*

ReneeW said...

These are so fun to read! I agree on 1) 3) 5) 6) 10) 12) 13) 16) 19)

25) LOL, A flashlight? Tara, you really need to put a booklight on your Christmas list. They are much easier read with. I have three.

Tara Marie said...

Kristie--I agree, great minds do think alike--LOL.

Renee--I can't tell you how many booklights I've had, for some reason I destroy them. I have a nice little flashlight (from the dollar store and when it dies, I'll get another one--LOL) with rechargeable AA batteries that I charge once or twice a week. Odd, I know, but it works for me *grin*.