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30 Day Book Meme: Day 24

Best quote from a novel Wow. I have read quite a bit of Oscar Wilde, among many other witty fellows. How the hell am I supposed to pick a single quote as “best”? I used to collect quotations from novels, … Continue reading

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30 Day Book Meme: Day 23

Most annoying character ever Hm, a tricky one. I tend to avoid books with characters who annoy me. Generally, it’s relationships that bug me in books, not characters. An exception would probably be Rincewind n the Discworld books. He’s a … Continue reading

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30 Day Book Meme: Day 22

Favorite non-sexual relationship (including asexual romantic relationships) This is a tricky one. The first thing that springs to mind is the relationship between Commander Samuel Vimes of the Watch and Lord Vetinari, Patrician of Ankh-Morpork, in the Discworld books. The … Continue reading

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30 Day Book Meme: Day 21

Favorite romantic/sexual relationship (including asexual romantic relationships) To answer this, I must confess a secret: I don’t just like Jane Austen, as previously mentioned. I am hopelessly fond of Georgette Heyer. I know. Not very rock ‘n Roll. But she … Continue reading

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30 Day Book Meme: Day 20

Favorite kiss. WTF? What is this, a meme for Harlequin-reading romance fans? All I can think of is that line from “The Princess Bride” — “Is this a kissing book?” FFFFffffff. *rude gesture*

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30 Day Book Meme: Day 18

Favorite beginning scene in a book It’s a cliche (and one hardly befitting a rock’n’roller like m’self) but I have to go with Pride and Prejudice. I know, I know. But! It is easily one of the snarkiest openings ever. … Continue reading

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30 Day Book Meme: Day 17

Favorite story or collection of stories (short stories, novellas, novelettes, etc.) Not sure I have one. I don’t have all that many collections of short stories (at least, not compared to how many full-length novels I have). I will say … Continue reading

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30 Day Book Meme: Day 16

Favorite poem or collection of poetry Definitely Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, illustrated by Edward Gorey. I used to do puppet shows of some bits, reciting the poems and moving puppets around. For a while, I could recite all … Continue reading

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30 Day Book Meme

Your “comfort” book I’m not sure I really have a “comfort” book these days. When I’m stressed, I often go back to books I’ve read and loved before, like one of the Discworld books, or I’ll read a new-to-me mystery … Continue reading

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30 Day Book Meme: Day 14

Favorite character in a book (of any sex or gender) This one’s easy: Lord Havelock Vetinari, Patrician of Ankh-Morpork, from the Discworld books by Terry Pratchett. I’ve mentioned him in a previous post, but he bears mentioning again. As it … Continue reading

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