Saturday, July 24, 2010

Bookified - a Meme

Yesterday, Amber Murphy sort of tagged me with a meme that looked like fun.  Since I'm in the middle of fighting with my edits - and just hit a part I marked as R for rewrite, with lots of notes about how the passage is lame and the motivation behind it seriously needs work - I thought I'd take this time to answer the meme.

(Yes, yes, I know.  I'm stalling.  Work with me here.)

So, here goes...

What have you just read? 
I just finished reading Chimera by Rob Thurman. It was a break from her Cal Leandros series, and I thought it was a pretty good read.

What are you reading now? 
 I pulled the next Bullet Catchers novel (Take Me Tonight by Roxanne St. Claire) from the TBR pile - to take a short break from everything paranormal. If I don't mix it up, I feel stale.

Do you have any idea what you'll read when you're done with that?
Probably the next Cal Leandros novel.  I'm enjoying Rob's books and it's keeping me centered on my own urban fantasy/paranormal suspense.  If not that, I picked up a cute SF/Romance that looks fun.

What's the worst thing you were ever forced to read?
 I can't remember the title of it, but it was a nonfiction book my professor assigned for the course Causes and Control of Aggression (I was a psych major at the time).  I read the whole damn horrible thing because he assured us it was going to be on the final exam - and it wasn't.  $35 out the door and since he decided not to use it ever again in any of his classes, I couldn't even sell the damn thing back.

What's one book you always recommend to just about anyone?
I'm not a big recommender.  But I think I usually tell people they should read Allison Brennan's books.  She's awesome.

Do you read books while you eat?
No.  Eating and reading are both very important to me and both should be savored.  That and the thought getting food particles on my books grosses me out.  Although, I think I may have eaten snack foods and read at the same time.

While you bathe?
 If I take an actual bath, maybe.  It's been a while, but I used to get into the whole experience.  Candles, wine, soft music and a good book - nothing like it for relaxation.

While you watch movies or tv?
TV - yes.  I read during commercials or while Husband is watching sporting events.  If it's a movie, unless it's one I've seen a million times, I can't read during it.

While you're on the computer?
Unless you're talking about my own books or books I'm beta or crit reading, no.

When you were little did other children tease you about your reading habits?
 If they did tease me about reading, I was probably so wrapped up in whatever book I had my face pressed into, I didn't notice.

What's the last thing you stayed up half the night reading because it was so good you couldn't put it down?
The last romantic suspense Allison Brennan wrote, I think.  I know I can't put her books down once I start reading them. 

Have any books made you cry?Too many to count.  Some books I've read a ton of times still make me cry.  Like when Eddie Willers gets stranded out in the middle of nowhere in Atlas Shrugged.  I bawl like a baby, because everyone else made it to Galt's Gulch and he got left behind.  Or when Ann and Dan die in Where the Red Fern Grows.  Seriously, the one getting killed by the mountain lion is bad enough, but when the other one pines to death, it rips me apart.


Okay, now it's your turn.  If you think this might be a fun meme to post, go ahead and do it.  If you do, though, leave a comment so I can check out your answers, too.  =o)


  1. Finally getting to your weekend post, B.E. - sorry for my lateness!

    Love this meme - and I will use it (maybe Thursday). BTW - I'm a big Allison Brennan fan, too!

  2. Ahh! I got so behind in my reader that I just now saw that you did "my" meme.

    I'll have to check out Allison Brennan -- I've never read her books before.