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12 November 2011 @ 08:48 pm
Ask me any book-related question!!  
I don't know why, this just popped into my head. It could be about books you know I've read (feel free to click on books tag!), or just in general. I'm in a book-ee mood. :)
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emiv: stock | tea and booksemiv on November 13th, 2011 02:12 am (UTC)
How do you feel about using reading devices (kindle, nook, ect) to read books verses the real thing?
Arabian: Booksarabian on November 13th, 2011 02:40 am (UTC)
I was very leery, but my sister and brother in law got one earlier this year and it does look like something do-able. I'm thinking of getting a Nook for Christmas (if I can afford it).
vamplover85vamplover85 on November 13th, 2011 02:48 am (UTC)
what books have you read in a while?? I'm reading City Of Glass that's been in my bookshelf for a while so i'm reading that lol.
Arabian: What's not to Love? (Logan)arabian on November 13th, 2011 03:07 am (UTC)
I just finished rereading the Percy Jackson series, and now I'm re-reading Heroes of Olympus. I love these books SO HARD!
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Britt: Misc  Books = Many Livesbritt_1975 on November 13th, 2011 03:07 am (UTC)
Do you favor a specific genre? Who is your favorite author? Do you have guilty pleasure favorites vs 'meaningful literature' favorites?
Arabian: Booksarabian on November 13th, 2011 03:11 am (UTC)
Do you favor a specific genre?

I do read all kinds, but my two favorite genres are historical romance and mystery (but NOT romance/mystery -- it feels like both are short-changed and so it's my LEAST favorite genre).

Who is your favorite author?

I haven't loved her last few books (but then I didn't adore her first two books) like I do most of her books , but I always admire her skill and brilliance in crafting wordplay, and the books of hers that I do love, I FREAKING ADORE, so Laura Kinsale. (Historical romance author.)

Do you have guilty pleasure favorites vs 'meaningful literature' favorites?

Nope. I enjoy classic books as much as beach reads -- as long as they are well-written and entertaining/thoughtful and I can immerse myself in them, I'm good! I don't separate between the two. :)

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Britt: Misc Bibliotherapybritt_1975 on November 13th, 2011 03:52 am (UTC)
I love historical romance. My favorite author of that genre is Julia Quinn. I don't think I've read anything by Laura Kinsale, so I will have to look into her.

YAY! I feel the same way about books. I judge a book on how entertaining and well written it is... and I hate when I feel as though people judge me as less than them because I like chick-lit, historical romances and paranormal YA as much as I like important or classic literature.
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tinkabell007tinkabell007 on November 13th, 2011 03:28 am (UTC)
Which book could you read a thousand times and never get sick or bored of it?
Arabian: Deanarabian on November 13th, 2011 03:48 am (UTC)
Either Dune by Frank Herbert or Flowers from the Storm by Laura Kinsale.
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Vickie: Star Wars-Nerdssarcasticcheese on November 13th, 2011 03:30 am (UTC)
No question, just a comment. Funny you post something like this, as I read just about 3 books today. (most of one and two other full books). I guess I'm in a book-ee mood too. :)
Arabian: A/J -Squee!arabian on November 13th, 2011 03:48 am (UTC)
Heh. Sometimes us book-ee people just gotta roll like that. :)
she was a work in progress.: madame defargedreamer_98 on November 13th, 2011 04:51 am (UTC)
I've been really bad about reading lately, although I want to start getting into it again. Do you have any suggestions for light, quick reads that might help get me started?
Arabian: Sheldon Cooper01arabian on November 13th, 2011 05:44 am (UTC)
The Percy Jackson books! I just love them so, and the first 2/3 are fast light reads. It gets a little heavier as the series continues, but not my much.

Uhm, I kinda gave up on them, but the first 13 or so of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series are quick, light and HYSTERICAL.

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Larissa: TrueBlood-Eric/Sookie - both in profilelarissa_j on November 13th, 2011 05:08 am (UTC)
What highly praised book did you read and just hate?
Arabian: Rose_Thinkingarabian on November 13th, 2011 05:46 am (UTC)
The only thing that comes to mind is the 6th book in the Harry Potter series. I had issues with the 7th book, but it overall worked for me, but the 6th book read to me like she twiddled her thumbs until a month or so before deadline and then just threw crap on a keyboard and walked away. Yeah, I really, really, really, REALLY did not like that book. Yes, I loved Harry/Hermione, BUT I loved the series overall, had she made the relationships work for me, made the transitions, the characters, etc. fly, I would have gone along with it. But it was just so badly written. And got praise heaped all over it.
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