Charli tagged me, so here goes…
Contemporary, Historical, or Paranormal?
In order from first to last grab off the shelf: Contemporary, Paranormal, then Historical.
Hardback or Trade Paperback or Mass Market Paperback?
Mass market. I’m a SAHM, so it’s mostly a matter of mommy-spending-money guilt. Hardcovers are ridiculous, and when I look at trade, I see a mass-market story for twice the price.
Heyer or Austen?
Umm…Dostoevsky? Haven’t read Heyer and don’t like Austen. (I know. They’re going to come take my Romance Writer licence away.)
Amazon or Brick and Mortar?
I like the convenience of Amazon, but I still prefer brick and mortar (though not as much as I did before the monster bookstores put the quirky little independents out of business around here.) Amazon is a sprint—I go, I seek, I click and buy. The brick and mortar is a leisurely trip with the family. We always enjoy it, even though we spend too much money.
Barnes & Noble or Borders?
Borders, since it’s only about 20 minutes away. B&N is another 20 on top and in a city I won’t drive in. AND that B&N was very snobby when they informed me they wouldn’t stock EC titles, so I had made up my mind not to shop there anyway. That was, of course, before I found out that my Borders carries EC titles and every Samhain print title…except mine. :censor:
Woodiwiss or Lindsay?
I’m going to assume that refers to Lindsey? Once Upon A Princess, baby! :heart:
First romance novel you ever remember reading?
Calder Born, Calder Bred by Janet Dailey
Alphabetize by author Alphabetize by title or random?
Alphabetize? How would you do that? From the top of the piles down, or from the bottom of the piles up? :lmao:
Keep, Throw Away or Sell?
Keep or give away. I can’t even throw away ARCs with those plain paper covers.
Read with dustjacket or remove it?
Remove it. Those things are a pain in the ass. Plus they get tattered so easily.
Sookie Stackhouse or Anita Blake?
I haven’t read Sookie Stackhouse because I have to hunt up book one. Angie ever so kindly sent me the fifth one just to torment me. Actually, I have to confess to not having made much of an effort because I’ve mostly fallen out of the paranormal mood. I’ve tried twice to read the first Anita Blake book, but I can’t get past the wererat.
Bridget Jones or Becky Bloomwood?
Umm…I kind of enjoyed the first Bridget Jones. Who the hell is Becky Bloomwood?
Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks?
I’ve never really paid much attention. I’ll stop in the middle of a paragraph and then pick it up there when I come back.
It was a dark and stormy night or Once upon a time?
Once upon a dark and stormy night?
Crusie or SEP?
I am constitutionally protected from the cruel and unusual punishment that is this question. I will NOT choose. I’m a lunatic fangirl of both.
Buy or Borrow?
I’ll buy the ones I really want if they’re mass market. I’ll bitch and moan but plop down the money if a book I absolutely HAVE to buy is in trade. Hardcovers come from the library.
Buying choice: Book Reviews, Recommendation or Browse?
Mostly browsing. Some recommendations. I only read reviews for the mini-synopses.
Tidy ending or Cliffhanger?
I actually LIKE the wedding epilogues, so I’m going with tidy.
Morning reading, Afternoon reading or Nighttime reading?
I do most of my reading while exiled to the porch for a smoke, so all of the above. I never read in bed, though.
Series or standalone?
I actually prefer standalones. Series are okay, but so stressful. You’ve gotta find them all, read them in order, die waiting for the next one. A standalone I can pluck off the shelf, love it, and be done with it.
Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?
Huh. I have no idea. One of my absolute favorites from my keeper shelf I haven’t heard anybody mention is God’s Other Son by Don Imus (of Imus in the Morning fame). While it would offend many people to the point their gasping in horror would cause them to hyperventilate, I find this book freakin’ hilarious and no matter how many times I muck out that bookshelf, I can’t bring myself to give my copy away.