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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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30 Day Book Meme: Day 13

Favorite childhood book OR current favorite YA book (or both!) Once upon a time, in a gloomy castle on a lonely hill, where there were thirteen clocks that wouldn’t go, there lived a cold, aggressive Duke, and his niece, the … Continue reading

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30 Day Book Meme: Day 12

A book or series of books you’ve read more than five times. Wow. I think I’ve read a lot of books and series more than five times. How to pick? I think I’ll go with the book I own the … Continue reading

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30 Day Book Meme: Day 11

A book that disappointed you. Rather than an individual book that disappointed me, I’m going to write about a whole damn series that did. That series is the Anita Blake novels by Laurell K. Hamilton. I know plenty of people … Continue reading

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30 Day Book Meme: Day 10

A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving. This one’s easy. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (yes, I am secretly a pretentious Anglophile, and I read the UK edition, with the original title and vocabulary). I … Continue reading

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30 Day Book Meme: Day 9

Best scene ever. Yeesh, that’s pretty granular, and I rather imagine my opinion is far from constant! However, the one that immediately sprang to mind when I ran my eyes over my bookcases is the climax of the Dresden Files … Continue reading

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30 Day Book Meme: Day 8

A book everyone should read at least once. Oh, man. I thought for a moment this would be a hard call, but it really isn’t. The book I think everyone should read at least once is The Gift of Fear. … Continue reading

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