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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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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.
Arabian: Kermitarabian on November 13th, 2011 04:01 am (UTC)
If you love Julia Quinn, you'll LOVE the lighter novels by Kinsale (my favorite light novel by her is Midsummer Moon), but her heavier stuff is amazing (Flowers from the Storm is considered one of the best historical romances of all time). Julia Quinn is great, I love the Bridgerton series, my favorite is Michael's (I believe), my least favorite was the younger sister who went to Scotland or something? That one, eh, I didn't like her, but most of the Bridgerton's I adore.

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.

EXACTLY! I couldn't have said it better myself. :D
Britt: Misc Bibliotherapybritt_1975 on November 13th, 2011 05:51 am (UTC)
I snagged an e-copy of Flowers - I'm looking forward to reading it.

I love the Bridgerton series, my favorite is Michael's (I believe), my least favorite was the younger sister who went to Scotland or something? That one, eh, I didn't like her, but most of the Bridgerton's I adore.


I also love the Bridgertons - The Duke and I was my first book by her, and I fell in love with her style. It remains my favorite. I think I remember the one you didn't like, did she go after exchanging letters with the 'hero' and he has children and a tortured past with an ex (or dead) wife? Yeah... I didn't love that one either.

Arabian: Booksarabian on November 13th, 2011 05:59 am (UTC)
I think so, yeah that was it..

How I forgot about The Duke and I is beyond me. It was almost my favorite book of last year (I read the Hunger Games trilogy on December 24-26 and that took the top spot). I LOVED that one sooooooooooooooooooo much. :)
Britt: Misc Reasons for Livejournalbritt_1975 on November 13th, 2011 06:31 am (UTC)
:-) I loved The Hunger Games. A friend at work had to twist my arm so hard to get me to read them. I don't usually enjoy dystopian novels. But it sucked me in from the very beginning.

I saw you mention the Percy Jackson books on someone else's comment. I just had to agree that those books are so amazing. I love the mix of mythology and mystery. It's one of those series' that I feel was so masterfully well plotted, from beginning to end. There was really never any point where I felt that he was retconning an earlier book.

Did you see the movie?
Arabian: moviesarabian on November 13th, 2011 06:49 am (UTC)
When Percy was holding up the sky, I legit teared up. I LOVED it. Yeah, the books are amazing. I just reread that series and am rereading Heroes of Olympus (I gotta say Jason is probably my least favorite character of all the main kids though because he's so ... I don't know, perfect? Percy's way more awesome! Leo's my favorite from these books. I can not wait until all seven get together!! WHEE!)

Yes, I sadly did see the movie. It bums me out because there really was great potential for these and then they cast them 4-5 years older than they are, and completely miscast/mis-direct Percy (Percy is NOT a smart-ass! GRR) and don't get me started on the horrible casting for Annabeth. Yeah, not happy. :(

ETA: I was thinking about a totally different Julia Quinn book -- the one I loved so much is The Lost Duke of Wyndham. Duh.

Edited at 2011-11-21 07:36 pm (UTC)
Larissalarissa_j on November 13th, 2011 05:05 am (UTC)
My favorite is The Duke and I but I haven't made it all the way through the series yet. I got sidetracked by Lisa Kleypas's Wallflower series and then by Loretta Chase's books and then by school. I've got to get back to reading during winter break. Not that there's nearly enough time during break to read all the books I've bought.

Julia Quinn and Eliosa James had a tea here in Seattle back in March. They were wonderful. Funny and very down to earth.
Arabian: Peter & Olivia01arabian on November 13th, 2011 05:43 am (UTC)
Ooh, I like Eloisa James too. I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED The Duke and I, that's my favorite book by her overall. Soooooooooooo good.
Larissa: Fringe_Peter/Olivia holding hands BWlarissa_j on November 13th, 2011 06:07 am (UTC)
The Duke and I is amazing. It's in my top 10 and that top 10 is really hard to narrow down let me tell you!
Arabian: Booksarabian on November 13th, 2011 06:28 am (UTC)
It was so damn real and original and I LOVED when they were all there to find the marriage certificate, and he wanted to burn it, and they still loved each other, and then they were all who gives a shit that he's the duke, he's still going to marry her damnit! Gah, I LOVE IT! (I also liked the fact that the mom was such a fucking bitch and then it didn't turn out to be some reason to make her likable, no, she was just a fucking bitch!)

ETA: I was thinking about a totally different Julia Quinn book -- the one I loved so much is The Lost Duke of Wyndham. Du

Edited at 2011-11-21 07:36 pm (UTC)
Britt: Misc  Books = Many Livesbritt_1975 on November 13th, 2011 05:57 am (UTC)
The Duke and I is my favorite too! I'm actually on my third or fourth copy of it, I've read it so much. I picked up the last of the Wallflower books at a thrift store not to long ago, but I won't read it until I have the rest of the series. I need to start looking for those. Did you enjoy them?

Larissa: TrueBlood-Eric/Sookie - S3 Kisslarissa_j on November 13th, 2011 06:04 am (UTC)
I absolutely loved It Happened One Autumn and Devil in Winter. The other two are good but the two I mentioned are fantastic. You don't have to necessarily read the series in order but there are certain events that are mentioned in later books so it might be a good idea. There's also A Wallflower Christmas which is pretty good and allows you to get caught up on the previous four stories in addition to quickly telling a fifth. It's good but not as good as the previous four.