Gakked from Book Binge.
1) Which book has been on your shelves the longest?
Well, I probably still have the Golden Book version of Cinderella from when I was around six. Becuz I am a hoarder.
The longest standing adult romance is probably The Dark Master by Charlotte Lamb. I bought this used at a flea market when I was around 11 or 12. Started my lifelong love affair with Charlotte Lamb HPs. Looking back, it’s middle-of-the-road Lamb but it has an extra bitchy Other Woman to make up for it. Yay!
2) What is your current read, your last read and the book you’ll read next?
Current: don’t know
Last: Private Party – Jami Alden
Next: Rogue in Texas – Lorraine Heath
3) What book did everyone like and you hated?
I initially thought about Bet Me or It Had to Be You but I believe that Paradise by Judith McNaught might be more universally loved so I’ll go with that one. If you see me online for any length of time, you’ll know that I am not a McNaught fan. I find McNaught books so manic-depressive that each one should come with a prescription for lithium. Paradise is especially unctuous since it makes references to Meg Ryan and Kevin Costner, two former stars who have self-destructed. I almost feel like Paradise has self-destructed by association.
4) Which book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read?
The Bronze Horseman – Paulina Simmons
5) Which book coming out in 2009 is top priority to read?
It doesnt matter if I read a book early or later than everyone else as long as I eventually read it. The only book that I can say that I am curious to read is Sabrina Jeffries’s Wed Him Before You Bed Him but only because I WANT to know who Michael is. It has been THREE years already! Jebus!
All others I can wait for, including Jeli’s (Jemma & Eli) story in This Duchess of Mine. Hey, I KNOW they are going to get their HEA so I can chill and wait.
6) Last page: read it first or wait ’til the end?
Wait til the end.
7) Acknowledgements: waste of ink and paper or interesting ?
I only read them if the author has an online presence and I might know who the names are.
Which book character would you switch places with?
Well, the hero of Anne Weale’s Ecstasy was a jetsetter millionaire who had an apt at the Pierre in NYC, the Connaught in London, and I forgot where was his ritzy apt in Paris but somewhere on par with the others. He also had 3 mistresses to go with the apts. I wouldnt need the mistresses but I certainly wouldn’t turn down the apts in three of my favorite cities in the world.
9) Which Authors do you want to read that you haven’t yet?
Well, I recently realized that I’ve never read Elizabeth Thornton. I looked up her books and most seem to have a mystery in them which is probably why.
10) Which books are still on your shelf from when you were in school.
Lots. Did I mention that I am a hoarder? GWTW, Great Gatsby, Little Women, Ulysses (which has becomes brittle and is falling apart at the spine), and even my hated copy of MacBeth (which I had to read in three separate years).
11) Which book has been with you to the most places?
Does the Golden Book of Cinderella count?
12) Any “required reading” you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad ten years later?
None that I can think of. My tastes dont evolve that much.
13) Stephen King or Anne Rice?
Neither. I dont read anything close to Horror.
14) Used or brand new?
A book is a book.
15) Have you ever seen a movie you liked better than the book?
Yes. Rebecca. The Godfather. Holiday (better than the Phillip Barry play as written).
16) Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?
I dont take most people’s advise because I have such weird taste from most online readers but I actually found a reading twin, Elera Tempest/Verity, who shares my love for some of the more obscure authors like Daphne Clair/Laurey Bright, Lucia Grahame, and Olivia Rupprecht as well as more current authors like Madeline Hunter.
17) Recommend a series/ or book:
Hmm. The Wager Trilogy by Mary Spencer (aka Susan Spencer Paul) – Dark Wager, Lady’s Wager, and Devil’s Wager. The first book, Dark Wager, is the one that I re-read a lot. The heroine in it, Clara, is very plain and the hero does NOT go “oh, you’re bee-u-tee-ful” as he falls in love with her. Nope, he knows she’s plain, calls her a “peahen” but is STILL darkly jealous and obsessed with her. Ha! One of my favorite examples of the Jealous Hero trope.