- Are you a bookworm? – I am a huge bookworm! [ick] In fact, some of my most embarrassing moments have happened because I was so deep into reading or listening to an audiobook, that I forgot the world around me. I don't read as much as I used to because Second Life and work take up so much of my time, but I still manage to keep my goodreads account hopping.
- Which do you prefer: hardcover, paperback or electronic? – I prefer electronic. I know some people love the feel of paper books, but I love the convenience of my kindle and the various ways I can read kindle books. I now view paper books as odd artifacts and have a difficult time finishing them, as my regular readers [Hi to the four of you!] know. Read a Real Book Thursday came about because of that. I swear I'm going to start that up again this month. You heard it here! I'm also very fond of digital audiobooks since I can listen to them while I'm doing other things [unless I totally lose track of time]. Get an Audible account. You won't regret it.
- Which book is your favorite? – I have reread Outlander, Watership Down and The Curse of Chalion literally dozens of times. I also read A Christmas Carol every Christmas Eve. I must mention The Bible, of course. Then there's the magic which is Silverlock.
- Which children’s book is your favorite? – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, also, The Star of Kazan
- What’s the last book you’ve read? – I just finished listening to The Shadow Prince.
- Name your top five favorite writers: – I have a bunch: Shakespeare, Lois McMaster Bujold, CS Lewis, Tolkien, Nalini Singh, Robin McKinley
- Name a book that had a strong impact on you: – The Curse of Chalion
- Favorite & least favorite book genres? – I don't read horror, except for the occasional King or Koonz, and generally avoid literary fiction [I have read a good book or two in the later category, but also a lot of dreary over-hyped, purple prose]. My favorite genres are romance, fantasy, mystery/thriller, and science fiction. If you can manage to jam three of the four categories together in one book, so much the better.
- Favorite & least favorite book-to-movie adaptions? – This is actually a really hard question. Like Strawberry Singh, I absolutely loved the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy much more than the 2005 adaptation with Keira Knightley , but I think my least favorite adaption would have to be Jack Reacher. I admit I haven't seen it, but just from the trailers, it seems like the movie-makers and I have a much different sense of what that character is really like. I wrote a blog post about that some time ago.
- Have you ever bought a book based on the cover alone? – Yes, I’m actually guilty of doing this often. I am attracted to books that have beautiful covers with mysterious titles.
- Where do you usually buy your books? – Amazon, AMAZON, AMAZON!
- Do you go to the library? – When my office was closer to the library, I went all the time, now that's really rare. I ought to change that.
- How many books do you own? – only God knows. I used to be accused of jamming books into every crevasse in the house.
- If you were to write a book about Second Life, which topic would you focus on? Exploration and the joys of SL for the disabled
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