Book meme!

Apr. 23rd, 2012 09:15 pm
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1. What is your favourite genre to read?

Fantasy/Sci-fi, leaning more to the fantasy side of the spectrum. I've never been a fan of the hard, technology-driven side of sci-fi, but by the same token I'm also not keen on the unicorns and sparkly magic side of fantasy. Anything that is character-driven with interesting worldbuilding will hook me though.

2. What is the first romance novel you ever read and how old were you when you read it?

Good grief, I have no idea. And how is "romance novel" defined anyway? Does Jane Eyre count (I was 12, which I know as it was a Christmas present and my mum always wrote in the year when she gave me books)? I don't think I would have read anything classed as romance much before that, and if I did it was probably some Mills & Boon with dreadful sexual politics abandoned in a B&B.

3. How many books -- paper or ebooks -- are in your existing TBR pile?

Just 2, but one of them is very big (1Q84).

4. Do you read non-fiction? If so, from which sub-genre?

Yup. General popular science on a wide variety of topics, and some historical.

5. Do you own an e-reading device? If so, which one(s)?

No. I'm not very keen on the idea as I like hard copies, but I'll probably break down and get something for travelling with eventually.

6. Which one book have you re-read most often?

I have absolutely no idea. If I love a book, I will reread it. I've read Jane Eyre any number of times, same for Heidi, A Little Princess, Busman's Honeymoon and Gaudy Night, The Hobbit, Persuasion, Cold Comfort Farm, several Terry Pratchett, a few Lois McMaster Bujold... I could go on, but I won't. Impossible question is impossible.

7. How many library books do you have out right now?

None. Fanfic has taken the place of my book borrowing.

8. How do you mark your place in a book?

Mostly with handy scraps (right now I'm using a business card from an art shop) but occasionally with actual bookmarks.

9. About how many books do you typically read in a month?

Up until I became a fanfic addict, and stopped commuting by public transport, probably 4 or 5. These days, 1 or 2.

10. What was the last book that made you cry?

Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold. There are a few surefire tearjerkers on my bookshelves though - I will cry in a few places if I read the Little Women and Anne of Green Gables series, ditto the Fionavar Tapestry trilogy. Oh, and Bridge of Birds and A Song of Stone by Barry Hughart.

11. What was the last book that made you laugh?

Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons. Reread it last weekend and it always gets me to giggle at some point.

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